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Michael Fassbender Snubbed For “Shame” Oscar Nomination Because America “Too Scared Of Sex”

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“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]

A Few Of My Favorite Things: Fashion Blogger Sara Zucker From SaraZucker.com

Fashion blogger Sara Zucker is a woman on a mission — for both great grilled cheese AND incredible fashion. Zucker runs her eponymous blog SaraZucker.com, which has been featured in Lucky magazine, she’s written for a slew of great style publications, and she was kind enough to talk to The Frisky about some of her favorite inspirations right now.

“It’s all about the men in my life,” she tells us. “That is, the men that inspire my wardrobe choices on a daily basis. I’d like to think of myself as a fairly strong, independent, single woman, but it has to be said that my personal style is all about the testosterone. Think wide-brimmed hats, fatigue, neutrals, clean lines and no frills. So who are these men that play such a huge part in my life?”

After the jump, Sara’s top five fashion man-spirations. Keep reading »

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