“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]
Former “Happy Days” pin-up Scott Baio is set to reveal all about his romances and sex romps with stars like Brooke Shields, Lesley Ann Warren and Melissa Gilbert in a steamy new memoir.
Baio, who played Chachi in the hit TV show and spin-off “Joanie Loves Chachi,” battled sex addiction for years and now he’s revealing his bedroom secrets with his famous exes. Read more…
Cinderella, she’s got a problem — a sex addiction problem. You wouldn’t think it, with all the crinoline and lace she’s always wearing, but the girl’s got it bad. And it’s time that the rest of her fairytale friends did something about it — so they’ve staged an intervention. But … it’s not going so well. It seems Cinderella is a real attention whore. [Funny Or Die]
A year after starring in the show “Californication,” a series about a novelist who can’t say no to sex among other vices, David Duchovny checked himself into rehab for sex addiction for real. Let’s hope the same fate does not await Tim Robbins and Mark Ruffalo. They have just signed on to star in “Thanks For Sharing,” a flick about sex addicts in an AA-like program in New York City. Perhaps the fact that this story takes place on the opposite coast will help? Also, I’m going to guess this project speaks to them for other reasons than that they identify with the addiction. Perhaps they both were attracted to the movie because it’s being directed by Ruffalo’s friend, Stuart Blumberg, who co-wrote “The Kids Are All Right”? [Huffington Post] Keep reading »
It’s time again for “Shortcuts.” For every question, I’ll give my advice in three sentences or less, because sometimes the answer to a person’s question is so obvious and the need to hear it so great, being as clear and frank as possible is simply the best way to go. Today we discuss dating a sex addict, signs it’s time to MOA, and how to tell a friend she stinks. Keep reading »