In photographer Clayton Cubitt’s new project, Hysterical Literature, he films women sitting at a table while reading their favorite book. You might be wondering, What’s “hysterical” about that? Here’s what: while the women read, a magical masturbation elf under the table tries to bring them to orgasm with a vibrator. Reading and masturbating are both such great activities separately, but together, the make a ridiculous pair. In this particular session, Margaret Cho tries her best not to get off while reading Sleeping Beauty, which would be an easy thing under more normal circumstances. [The Hairpin]
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“When someone says something negative about my face or body I will always and forever just completely lose my shit, because I have so much hatred in me, a violence that lies just beneath the surface of my delightfully illustrated skin. Being called ugly and fat and disgusting to look at from the time I could barely understand what the words meant has scarred me so deep inside that I have learned to hunt, stalk, claim, own and defend my own loveliness and my image of myself as stunningly gorgeous with a ruthlessness and a defensiveness that I fear for anyone who casually or jokingly questions it, as my anger and rage combined with my intense and fearsome command of words create insults meant to maim, kill and destroy.”
– Margaret Cho defends her profanity-laden Twitter tirade yesterday in a post on her blog. Cho had posted photos of some new tattoos she got on her ass and when she received a couple of nasty responses, she went off, prompting some of her other followers to say she was out of line. I think Cho has the right to post photos of her new tattoos. I think assholes have the right to call her nasty names. And I think she has the right to tear them a new one. I think she does that exceptionally well in the full blog post, which you can read here. [via Jezebel and NYMag.com]
“Often people are curious about the fact that I am married to a man but call myself queer. It’s because I have had sex with more than one person, and I had unmarried sex quite a few times, and roughly half the people have been men and the other half have been women, and then there were a few people in between those genders who identified in differing ways, so it’s up to me to define myself, too, and so that would be queer. It’s the most fitting description, short and concise … I would like to call myself bisexual more frequently because there is much invisibility for the ‘B’s in the LGBT community. Gays and lesbians might assume that we are not homosexual enough, and straight people might assume that we are in porn. These are both true and false for me. I am both too homosexual and not homosexual enough, and I have appeared in porn films but not having any kind of sex. I am considering this as a possibility for later in my career. How fantastic to start making hardcore porn at the age of 80.”
—Margaret Cho writes on the Huffington Post all about her sexual identity and attraction to androgyny. I can already hear a call being made to Margaret’s agent, booking her for her first porno in the year 2049. [Huffington Post]
This Ani Di Franco/Margaret Cho animated music video for “Captain Cameltoe,” off Cho’s new album Cho Dependent, is something you’ll appreciate fully the more stoned you get. (JK! Don’t do drugs, kids!) But I can’t say my 16-year-old self isn’t thrilled two of her real-life superheroes finally teamed up as Captain Cameltoe and Righteous Babe. And who doesn’t need to hear “I’m a freaking rock star superhero bitch” on repeat?! New personal mantra, what what! [MargaretCho.com] Keep reading »
“I heard from someone who really should know (really should seriously know the dirt really really) … Why did Bristol do ‘Dancing with the Stars‘? That the only reason Bristol was on the show was because Sarah Palin forced her to do it. Sarah supposedly blames Bristol harshly and openly (in the circles that I heard it from) for not winning the election, and so she told Bristol she ‘owed’ it to her to do ‘DWTS’ so that ‘America would fall in love with her again’ and make it possible for Sarah Palin to run in 2012 with America behind her all the way.”
— Comedian/ex-”DWTS” competitor Margaret Cho served up a steaming heap of hot gossip on her blog on Monday. It seems that Mama Grizzly made her cub do the cha-cha as a stealthy PR move. Now, I’m not callin’ Margaret a liar or anything, but this sounds coo-coo bananas for even the Palin family. But Margaret Cho apparently thinks it was true enough to risk re-creating The Godfather, Alaskan-style: “Now I am scared I am going to wake up with a decapitated moose head in my bed.” [TheWrap] Keep reading »
Margaret Cho, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways. There’s your 1994 show “All-American Girl.” Your stand-up comedy concerts like “I’m The One That I Want” and “Notorious C.H.O.” Your shows “The Cho Show,” and most recently, “Drop Dead Diva.” I could go on, but I don’t want to embarrass you with your own awesomeness.
Whether you caught her in the ’90s or in the aughties, Cho is inescapable — and undeniably funny. This summer, she’s releasing her first album of “comedy music,” Cho Dependent, on which she got to perform with the likes of Fiona Apple and Ani DiFranco. Lucky bitch!
Cho was kind enough to take some time out of her busy schedule to talk to us about stand-up comedy, writing songs about homicidal ex boyfriends and camel toe. Keep reading »
“It’s very weird, isn’t it, how rock and roll is very homophobic in a lot of ways. Women are given a lot of freedom to define their sexuality. I mean, Lady Gaga is able to pretty much do anything she wants. And Madonna, before her, was free to play around with gender roles. I don’t think the same flexibility exists for men, even though some of the greatest rock stars have been pretty androgynous, like Freddie Mercury or David Bowie — although Mercury wasn’t really out and Bowie was straight. There’s definitely a double standard.”
Only Margaret Cho could make history as the first woman ever to grace the cover of Unzipped Magazine, the so-called magazine for men who love men. She appears on the cover along with porn star Ricky Sinz, in bondage gear. “Margaret Cho transcends sexual stereotypes,” said Dustin Tyner, Group Publisher for Unzipped Media. “The energy and sex appeal Margaret and Ricky bring to the article is amazing. The photos are electric, and we’re thrilled to have two iconic sexual adventurers on the cover of our ‘Hot Issue.’” Of course, Cho finds a way to make this somehow oddly funny and sexy at the same time. This is why Cho is my hero. [Unzipped] Keep reading »
Oh, joy! Margaret Cho visited “The View” this morning and dished all about how she cannot have an orgasm from intercourse, so she hightailed it to her doctor’s office to get a bead of collagen injected into her G-spot.
The G-spot shot didn’t work at all, unforch. But I’ll give you one guess as to what still does make Cho come! (Even pregnant and prudish Elisabeth Hasselbeck cracks a smile.) [via Jezebel] Keep reading »