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Are Rape Scenes Really “Sex” Scenes?

Nerve.com and the Independent Film Channel teamed up to produce a list of “The 50 Worst Sex Scenes In Cinema”, and while the list is seriously impressive and I found myself laughing out loud remembering the terribleness of the love scene in Howard The Duck, I also noticed that a few of the chosen scenes featured rape. There’s Irréversible, Hollowman, and Crank (well, that one is described as “rape-esque”). Obviously, this is a “worst” list, not a “best” list so it’s not like the editors are applauding the sexiness of these scenes, but I think it’s kind of weird to consider a rape scene (like the incredibly disturbing one in Irréversible) as a sex scene at all. Anyway, what do you all think? [Oh, and FYI, #1 is that god awful butter scene in Last Tango In Paris.) [IFC.com — A few of the images and all of the videos are NSFW] Keep reading »

Online Confessional: Come Clean About Playing Dirty

Nerve.com, a sexy site for singles in New York City, has wormed its way into our pants with smutty copy and personal ads. Just yesterday they added yet another guilty pleasure: a relationship confessional. No priest necessary. Within a day, the section is brimming with tales of love — lost, hot, and sloppy. From “I once left a twenty on a nightstand after a one night stand with a really snobby bitch who had blown me off a year earlier” to “I seek out women that I’m not attracted to online. I talk to them, make them feel super-duper special, and get their hopes up. Then when it’s time to meet I withdraw and act aloof and end up never talking to them again,” the gossip is juicy. It’s perfect fodder for a slow day at work — when you’re not surfing The Frisky, that is. Keep reading »

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