Posts tagged "hbo"

A Gross, Disgusting Look Inside Fraternity Life

In the mid-'90s, Todd Phillips made a documentary about the secret life of frat houses for HBO. The cable channel opted never to air the special, but it was recently unearthed and thrown up on YouTube. As you might imagine, much of what Phillips and his doc team unearth is pretty appalling. Frat pledges are…

By: Julie Gerstein / March 9, 2012

These “Girls” Trailers Hit A Little Too Close To Home

The first trailer for Lena Dunham's new HBO show "Girls," debuting April 15, hit a little too close to home. The second trailer is even more cringe-inducing. Oh, God, my early 20's really were like this, weren't they? At least I never said to my parents, "All I am asking for is $1,100 a month…

By: Jessica Wakeman / February 28, 2012

Lena Dunham Returns With “Girls”

Okay, so I liked prodigal filmmaker Lena Dunham's debut film, "Tiny Furniture." It was quirky, original and totally captured the nebulous insecurity and waivering self-loathing you feel post-college. Now Dunham's back, with a new series on HBO called "Girls," produced by Judd Apatow and starring several of her "Tiny Furniture" pals.  But this long teaser…

By: Julie Gerstein / February 20, 2012

Evening Quickies: Julianne Moore Proves A Perfect Sarah Palin

Mark your calendars: "Game Change," the HBO film about the 2008 election will air on Saturday, March 10 (the day before my birthday, ahem!). And if you're not already excited, let this new trailer wet your whistle. Is Julianne Moore not the perfect Sarah Palin or what? Kudos to everyone at HBO for making a…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 31, 2012

Watch A Trailer For Lena Dunham’s New HBO Show “Girls”

We loved Lena Dunham's breakthrough film "Tiny Furniture," a film she wrote, produced, starred in and directed when she was barely out of college. Now, just two years later at the still-baby age of 24, Dunham is back with her own HBO TV show, produced by Judd Apatow. Titled "Girls," the show follows Dunham and…

By: Julie Gerstein / December 12, 2011

“The Kids Are All Right” Getting The Prequel Treatment From HBO?

The movie "The Kids are All Right" was a huge critical and audience hit in 2010, so we're psyched that the film -- about a lesbian couple raising teenagers conceived via the same sperm donor -- is being turned into a TV show on HBO. But in an interesting turn, producer Celine Rattray told New York

By: Stefanie Blejec / November 5, 2011

HBO Creating “Wichita,” A Drama About Murdered Abortion Provider Dr. George Tiller

HBO is developing a drama about an abortion provider in Wichita, Kansas, based, it seems, on the late Dr. George Tiller, who was murdered by anti-abortion extremist Scott Roeder in 2009. Tiller was one of the last doctors in the U.S. who provided late-term abortions and therefore was constantly terrorized by so-called "pro-lifers." Alan Ball…

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 27, 2011

We See Chick Flicks: “Gloria: In Her Own Words”

Gloria Steinem became famous in 1963 when she published an article called "A Bunny's Tale" in which she went undercover at a Playboy Club to expose the treatment of its waitresses. In the decade-plus to follow, Gloria became one of the most public faces of the burgeoning "second wave" feminist movement. She fought for the…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 15, 2011

Oprah Headed To Broadway, HBO

What will Oprah do with her days once her talk show ends? She divulged to The Chicago Tribune that, in addition to running her own network, she is planning to head to Broadway. As in, for real deal you'll be able to see her on the stage soon. "I have a stack of plays i…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / May 11, 2011

First Look: Julianne Moore As Sarah Palin!

Watch your back, Tina Fey, there's a new Sarah Palin in town! The first photo of Julianne Moore as Sarah Palin for the HBO film, "Game Change," which began production today, is out. Damn, Julianne looks exactly like the pitbull in lipstick: the lady-politician red jacket, the wireless glasses, the squinty grin ... it's all…

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 27, 2011

Will You Be Watching Lady Gaga’s “Monster Ball” Concert On HBO?

Some of us haven't been lucky enough to see Lady Gaga in concert (ahem, Amelia). But fret not! Those of us who fork over the moolah each month for HBO can watch a concert video of Lady Gaga's "Monster Ball" show on Saturday, May 7. Sigh. Minus the sweat of 10,000 screaming fans and bucket…

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 19, 2011

Unlikely Style Inspiration: “Mildred Pierce”

Everyone's talking about the HBO miniseries "Mildred Pierce," based on the 1941 novel by James Cain, which ended its five-part run last night. Things really revved up when Evan Rachel Wood entered the scene, playing Mildred's grown-up and ungrateful daughter Veda. We're really feeling her '30s-inspired feminine suits and tailored looks. After the jump, four…

By: Julie Gerstein / April 11, 2011

Chloe Sevigny To Play Lizzie Borden

Don't be surprised if you see Chloe Sevigny walking around with a hatchet. The word on the street is that she is getting very method over her newest role, playing accused murderess Lizzie Borden in an upcoming HBO mini-series. In 1892, Borden screamed for her maid, hysterical that she had found her father's chopped-up body.

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / March 16, 2011

Today’s Lady News: Julianne Moore To Play Sarah Palin in HBO Movie

Julianne Moore will play Sarah Palin in an HBO film adaptation of Game Change, a book about the 2008 election by Mark Halperin and John Heilemann. Julianne as Sarah? Make a joyful noise! [Oh No They Didn't!] Not surprisingly, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor found it quite annoying that so many news outlets commented o…

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 9, 2011

HBO Making A Male “Sex And The City”?

When "Entourage" first came out, many labeled it a male "Sex and the City." But now, HBO is working on a series that sounds even more like "SATC For Dudes." The show, called "40," is about four male friends in New York who are doing great in their careers and all of the sudden struggle…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / March 3, 2011

“Tiny Furniture” Takes An Honest Look At Post-College Freak-Outs

The netherworld between college and actual adulthood can be one of the most confusing times of life. Not yet fully formed, not truly who you're going to be, you crawl clumsily through jobs, apartments and relationships. Lena Dunham, the writer and director of the new film "Tiny Furniture," knows exactly what we're talking about. She…

By: Julie Gerstein / November 1, 2010

Kate Winslet And Evan Rachel Wood Remake 1945 Flick “Mildred Pierce” For HBO

All right, who is the Frisky reader with HBO who will have me over for the five-night series of "Mildred Pierce"? Kate Winslet and Evan Rachel Wood star as a mother and daughter in a remake of an old black-and-white Hollywood film about spoiled children, indulgent parenting, sex, resentment and redemption. I've seen the 1945…

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 14, 2010

HBO Creating A Series About The Porn Industry

Being the n'er-do-well pervert that I am, I love a good show about sex. And while Showtime seemed to beat other networks to the punch with my no-babysitter favorite "Red Shoe Diaries" and then "Secret Diary of a Call Girl," HBO has recently brought out the big guns with "Hung." Now they're working on a…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 19, 2010

HBO Developing Comedy About One Woman’s Quest For An Orgasm

Oh, joy: HBO is developing a comedy about a young woman's quest for an orgasm, based on the memoir Thanks For Coming: One Young Woman's Quest For An Orgasm, by Mara Altman. To be completely honest with you, I didn't get very far into Thanks For Coming because I have a queasy stomach reading about…

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 15, 2010