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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 show about the porn industry! Apparently, the executive producers of “Entourage” and “Boardwalk Empire,” Mark Wahlberg and Steve Levinson, are working on the one-hour drama with controversial writer James Frey. The show will follow a Midwestern girl who’s moved to Los Angeles after her boyfriend convinces her to become a star and hooks up with a video company which is under siege from its internet competitors. The cast will consist of both actors and porn stars. Frey says, “We’re going to make a sprawling epic about the porn business in LA. We’re going to tell the type of stories no one else has told before, and go places no one has gone before.” Well, it wouldn’t take much to do that, but we’re more concerned about whether or not it will suck. Keep reading »

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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 the human body. But the book — and presumably the show — tells how Altman (the daughter of sexually liberated parents) lost her virginity at 17 and slept with a bunch of guys, but had still never experienced “the big O.” In her quest for an orgasm, she visited an “orgasm commune” and masturbated for doctors inside an MRI machine. “I’m very excited about the prospect of HBO adapting my book for a comedy series,” Altman, a former staff writer for The Village Voice, told Deadline Hollywood. “It’s not everyday that a dysfunctional vulva gets to move out of marginalization and into the limelight.” [Deadline Hollywood] Keep reading »

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 Eats Its Young.” Pretty catchy and stylish. Want one? Turns out, you can get one from the HBO online store … just don’t count on it looking even half as cool as it does on Ben Epstein’s back, or remotely vintage. HBO’s version comes across as a cleaned-up, too-new translation of something that’s supposed to have some urban wear to it. We would have thought American Apparel would have already been producing these hipsterfied fashions since episode one. [HBO Store] Keep reading »

“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] Keep reading »

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 top much? [HBO] Keep reading »

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 jerk-off-worthy spanking scenes in “Secretary,” starring Maggie Gyllenhaal and James Spader — to pen an hour-long series pilot for HBO. According to Variety, the show will be about a woman who ditches her “seemingly perfect” husband and kids in Santa Monica for the “underbelly” of Los Angeles, where she fulfills her “secret fantasies and desires.” Frankly, the words “Oprah Winfrey” and “spanking” appearing in the same paragraph makes us want to ralph. But we must admit we are intrigued about what these two ladies will cook up. [Variety] Keep reading »

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 dance moves and your gorgeous sideburns, we will (probably) give up on TV altogether. Seriously, I’m going through the five stages of grief over this. Keep reading »

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 produce Stich N’ Bitch, a show about two hipster girls who move from Williamsburg, Brooklyn to Silver Lake, Los Angeles in a passionate quest to be artistes. According to The Hollywood Reporter, any of the three actors might star in the show but no roles have been cast yet. Oh, pretty please, Ellen? I can’t imagine anyone else I want to watch suffer for their art.

By the way, for those of you who aren’t in the know, Stitch N’ Bitch is a series of knitting how-to books written by Debbie Stoller, the editor-in-chief and publisher of Bust, one of our favorite mags. Great name, ladies! [The Hollywood Reporter] Keep reading »

“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 and The City” gone, huh? Keep reading »

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