Posts tagged "hbo"

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 see…

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…

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…

Jessica Wakeman / June 15, 2010

HBO’s “How To Make It In America” Apparel Is Definitely Not Vintage

Been watching “How to Make it in America”? In this week’s episode, the adorable Ben Epstein (Note—no relation, tee hee) and his friend Cam finally got one of their fashion schemes off the ground, completing an order of screenprinted vintage tees. The design, which Ben came up with in high school, reads “New York Eat…

Leonora Epstein / April 7, 2010

“Hung” Like A Billboard?

This is way too much of a bulging good thing, but it’s sure to get viewers to notice the premiere of HBO’s “Hung” in New Zealand. [Copyranter]…

Annika Harris / February 19, 2010

Someone Got “Carrie”-d Away With Xmas

I like “Sex and the City” as much as any other girl, but with these new holiday ornaments, I think some people’s obsession might have gone a little bit too far. They retail for $12.99 and HBO’s created an entire assortment — including a martini, mini purse, Eiffel Tower, and high heel. Over the to…

Bianca Posterli / November 25, 2009

WTF? Oprah Teams Up With The “Secretary” Screenwriter

Poor Oprah. Girlfriend is having a total midlife crisis! First she quits her cash cow of a TV show; now she’s hiring the screenwriter who wrote sadomasochism spectacular “Secretary” to work on a project together. Yep, you read that right: Oprah’s Harpo Films has teamed up with Erin Cressida Wilson — who wrote all those…

Jessica Wakeman / November 23, 2009

Jemaine Clement: Please, Please Don’t Quit “Flight Of The Conchords”

Dear Jemaine,

We heard that you’re not sure you want to do another season of “Flight of the Conchords” because it’s too much work. We totally sympathize but must beg you, please oh pleeease, don’t stop! If we’re forced to go without you and Bret’s sugar lumps, your hilariously witty lyrics, your awesome…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 8, 2009

Ellen Page Mocks Hipsters In HBO’s “Stich N’ Bitch”

Brooklyn hipsters need more positive encouragement like I need a hole in the head. But I’m still thrilled my girl Ellen Page is writing a comedy for HBO about mankind’s most poser-ific social group. The “Juno” star, along with Alia Shawkat from “Arrested Development” and Sean Tillmann (aka musician Har Mar Superstar), will write and…

Jessica Wakeman / October 8, 2009

“Savage Love” Sex Column Might Become A Show On HBO

Dan Savage, sex advice columnist extraordinaire, recently blogged that he is shooting a pilot this Thursday for a possible HBO show based on his column, “Savage Love.” The idea of the show is to examine current events and cultural trends through the lens of sex, he explained. Guess HBO just doesn’t feel right with “Sex…

Jessica Wakeman / August 24, 2009

“The Sopranos” May Be The Next HBO Show Turned Into A Movie

I’m not going to lie, I actually loved the “Sex and The City” movie. It gave fans like me another dose of Carrie and the girls, who we’ve missed so intensely since the show’s finale. (And, of course, I’m holding my breath until the “SATC” sequel.) But now it seems that every popular HBO show…

Daniela Guernica / August 4, 2009

Television Tries To Represent Gay And Lesbian Folks. But Usually Fails.

I gotta say, given that it’s 2009 and all, I’m just not impressed with how gay and lesbian folks are portrayed on television. Sure, you might see gay couples on TV, particularly of the lesbian variety. But often, these portrayals smack of being publicity stunts. This week, the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation did…

Nikki Dowling / August 1, 2009

Are You Going To Watch “Hung”?

This Sunday, June 28, at 10 p.m., HBO is premiering a new show, “Hung.” Guess what it’s about? A guy who turns to prostitution to make a living. Step aside, “Belle de Jour.” Get out of here, “The Girlfriend Experience.” Call-girls are, like, so 2008. 2009 is all about guys who sell their…

Susannah Breslin / June 22, 2009

HBO Developing TV Show About Women’s Studies Professor

HBO and former “Daily Show”/”Colbert Report” executive producer Ben Karlin and “NYPD Blue” writer/producer Theresa Rebeck are developing a show that will take place in a small liberal arts college in the Northeast with “a onetime famous author who, after a tumultuous period as a feminist It Girl, is now a professor” as the mai…

Catherine Strawn / April 16, 2009

First Look At HBO’s “Grey Gardens” Movie

I’m majorly conflicted about the fact that Drew Barrymore and Jessica Lange are starring in an upcoming movie based on the documentary “Grey Gardens,” and remain conflicted after watching this first look clip above. Can the two actresses pull off Big and Little Edie Beale, the aunt and first cousin of Jackie Kennedy?

Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 27, 2008

Five Reasons You Should Be Watching “True Blood”

“True Blood” is my favorite new series this TV season. I love the show so much that I actually watch each episode twice — once when it airs on Sunday at 9 pm and again on HBO On Demand in the middle of the week, just to hold me over until the next…

Annika Harris / October 19, 2008

Vampires In Pop Culture: True Blood Debunks Myths And Legends

Vampires are making another resurgence in pop culture. HBO’s True Blood premiered on Sunday and Twilight the movie will be in theaters November 21. Also, the Southern vampire novels by Charlaine Harris, which True Blood is based on, remain extremely popular. Unlike other vampire entertainment, True Blood is debunking some of the vampire myths and…

Annika Harris / September 9, 2008

Monday Menage: Trueblood

Much of the hype leading up to HBO’s Trueblood focused on how hot it would be to get freaky with a vampire, which, judging from last night’s premiere episode, is a goal of main character Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin). But vampire Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer) is not the only hottie on this new show. If…

Annika Harris / September 8, 2008

The Washingtonienne Comes To HBO

Did you guys ever read the book The Washingtonienne? I didn’t, because I listened to the book on tape. Anyway, The Washingtonienne was a book based on the anonymous blog written by Washington, D.C. political aide, Jessica Cutler a few years back, which detailed her sexual exploits with various high-powered political types (lots of time…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 11, 2008