“In America they’re too scared of sex, that’s why he wasn’t nominated. If you look at the best actor list you’re saying, ‘Michael Fassbender is not on that list?’ It’s kind of crazy. But that’s how it is, it’s an American award, let them have it.”
– “Shame” director Steve McQueen on why his star, Michael Fassbender, was snubbed for an Oscar nomination for Best Actor. It’s so true, which is a sad, frustrating commentary on America’s aversion to honest depictions of sex on film. Might I remind you how “Blue Valentine” was initially rated NC-17 because it showed Ryan Gosling going down on Michelle Williams, but “Black Swan” had an R-rating even though it had a Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis sex scene? The thing is, “Shame” isn’t about “SEXY SEXYTIMES,” although, yes, there is a lot of sex in it. The film is actually about how addiction feeds on people trying to feel a gaping, painful hole in their spirit with something else. You know, like, a topic everybody can relate to?
So, in conclusion, screw you, Oscars. [Press Association]
“Half of us have a penis and the other half have probably seen one, and so why should it be more normal to, like, chop people’s heads off and shoot people? Does that mean that that’s more acceptable or closer to us as human beings?”
– Michael Fassbender on the NC-17 rating of his new film “Shame,” which features a full-frontal view of his junk. He makes a good point, but that will not stop most of the human population from making a fuss over his naked penis. It’s our prerogative. Dammit, he’s sexy. [Dlisted]
I would watch two hours of Michael Fassbender reading his grocery list, so his new sex addiction drama, “Shame,” is high up on the list of things I’m willing to pay $12 for. Let me spell this out for you: Michael Fassbender and sex. Michael Fassbender and sex. I’ll be seeing “Shame.” Will you? [Guardian UK] Keep reading »
Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre is one of those stories that gets me every time. So it makes me a little sad that anyone could have missed the Cary Joji Fukunaga’s awesome version of the tale that came out earlier this year. Not so into the classics? Well, I’ll try to woo you on more pop culture terms. It stars Mia Wasikowska—who you remember as Tim Burton’s Alice and the sister from “The Kids Are All Right”—and Michael Fassender, aka Magneto in “X-Men: First Class.” It’s beautifully shot, and almost makes the barren landscape into a character in the story. Really good stuff.
Hollywood these days is all about positioning and spin, and—what can we say?— it’s made us more than a little jaded. In this new column, we will share some of our most out-there theories about what’s really going on in the celeb-u-verse. Now, keep in mind that none of this is based on fact or even on the testimony of anonymous sources. They are purely hunches, and we could be totally and completely wrong. That said, we would not be super surprised if, some day, it came out that a few of our theories were right.
Ever since January Jones announced her pregnancy in late-April, without naming the child’s father, the internet and gossip rags have been in a tizzy trying to figure out whose seed implanted itself in her fertile womb. No worries, Us Weekly, Perez Hilton, et. al., I’ve got it figured out. Keep reading »
“There was a horse on the third day of filming [when] we were shooting the scene where Jane and Rochester meet, and every time Michael [Fassbender] hopped on the horse it got a huge erection. And he’d get off and they’d run the poor thing around the block to try to make it go away, and he’d hop on it again and it would happen all over again, and they’d have to get him off and run it around.”
—”Jane Eyre” star Mia Wasikowska explains how her co-star Michael Fassbender had an amazing talent for unwittingly giving horses boners. All of the sudden, Charlotte Bronte sounds so cutting edge. [Huffington Post] Keep reading »