Posts tagged "pretty woman"

The Soapbox: What TIME Gets All Wrong About “Pretty Woman,” Prostitution & Sex Trafficking

A journalist from Time.com contacted me yesterday for a quote that ultimately appeared in an article that irresponsibly conflates sex work and sex trafficking. In recognition of the 25th anniversary of the film, "Pretty Woman," the writer told me she was gathering what former sex workers— not victims of sexual exploitation, mind you — think…
By: Melissa Petro / March 25, 2015

What Your (Ex) Shopgirl Wants You To Know About “Pretty Woman”

I should probably start out here by telling you that I have never seen "Pretty Woman." I wasn't allowed to watch it when I was a kid--not because of the prostitution angle--but because my mom did not care for Julia Roberts. Or, really, romantic comedies in general. I never got around to seeing it later,…
By: Robyn Pennacchia / March 19, 2015

23 Things You Never Knew About “Pretty Woman”

Do you still watch "Pretty Woman" every time you need a good laugh and a good cry? We do, too. Our favorite opposites attract story is somehow already 23 years old, so in honor of this classic Garry Marshall rom com, we dug up 23 little known facts about the movie.
By: YourTango.com / December 8, 2013

Emma Watson Covers GQ As “Pretty Woman”

Emma Watson's covering British GQ in the same outfit Julia Roberts wore in "Pretty Woman." Is that a tattoo across Emma's belly? [Yahoo] "Glee" star Heather Morris is pregnant with her first child! Baby daddy is her longtime boyfriend/high school sweetheart Taylor Hubbell. Mazel tov! [US Weekly] The 10 funniest "Mad…
By: Jessica Wakeman / April 3, 2013

What Would’ve Happened If These Rom-Com Heroines Had Chosen Themselves Instead Of Prince Charming

Having been a fan of "Breaking Upwards," the heartbreaking debut film from co-writers/co-stars/cohabitators Daryl Wein and Zoe Lister-Jones, I couldn’t wait to see the couple’s follow up, "Lola Versus." Starring mumblecore goddess Greta Gerwig, "Lola Versus" tells the story of a woman on the verge of 30 who’s left understandibly devastated after her fiance dumps her three weeks before…
By: Leslie Simon / June 12, 2012

Samantha Brick Has Very High Self-Esteem, Is Possibly Delusional

Samantha Brick is a lady writer for the UK's Daily Mail, which makes her, yes, perhaps less than 100 percent credible. She also thinks she's totally the most gorgeous woman in the world. Don't believe me? Just ask her. She wrote a 2,000 word screed on the subject for the paper. And she was entirely serious.
By: Julie Gerstein / April 4, 2012

Richard Gere Hates On “Pretty Woman”

The cult '90s movie many girls grow up to worship in some manner is being bashed by none other than the man who was in it: Richard Gere. The 62-year-old tells Women's Day that "Pretty Woman" is "my least favorite thing" and calls it "a silly romantic comedy." But, that silly comedy put him o…
By: YourTango.com / March 22, 2012

“Toddlers & Tiaras” Presents The World’s Tiniest Working Girl

The mothers on "Toddlers & Tiaras" are notorious for making questionable judgment calls when it comes to their children. Bare midriffs, heavy makeup, risque dance moves, spray tans, Red Bull. and flippers all can be considered "too mature" for kids. Wendy Dickey is the latest pageant mom with her head on the guillotine for…
By: Ami Angelowicz / September 8, 2011

Old-School Wednesdays: Go West Is “The King Of Wishful Thinking”

Tell me, how many times have you heard this song in your dentist's office waiting room? This 1990 track from British band Go West appeared on the soundtrack to the hooker-with-a-heart-of-gold movie "Pretty Woman" and became a pop radio staple. And actually, it's pretty dang good. [Daily Motion]…
By: Julie Gerstein / December 29, 2010