In 2011, actress and filmmaker Lina Esco went with a handful of friends to Occupy Wall Street, curious to see the response to a group of topless women.
“Within minutes there were hundreds of people taking pictures, and they didn’t know what to do with these boobs,” Esco told The Frisky. “After 10 minutes, I said to them, ‘[Our nipples are] not going anywhere, so let’s have a conversation.’ And we did. And I realized that the conversation was only getting bigger, and the nipple was this Trojan Horse that was going to reveal so many things. And I knew I had to do this film.”
The film she is referring to is called “Free The Nipple,” which addresses the societal aversion to women’s nipples. After her Occupy Wall Street experience, Esco immediately came home and started working on a script; she found herself eager to explore why women’s bodies were subject to a whole different set of rules and norms than the bodies of men. By mid-2012, she had raised enough money and started filming in New York City with Zach Grenier from “Law & Order” and “The Good Wife” and Lola Kirke, sister of “Girls” star Jemima. Despite the fact that going topless in New York is legal (as opposed to the 35 states where it is illegal for women to be topless) filming shut down by police. Keep reading »
A standalone Wonder Woman movie is coming from Warner Bros in July 2017, according to gossip blogger/Hollywood insider Nikki Finke. In a post yesterday, Finke claimed that Warner Bros will be announcing a Wonder Woman movie along with several other movies at San Diego Comic Con in July. Israeli actress/former Miss Israel Gal Gadot (not pictured above — that’s Lynda Carter, the iconic Wonder Woman from the ’70s!) is already set to play Wonder Woman in “Man Of Steel 2.” A movie about the world’s most famous female superhero is wonderful (sorry) news. I am neither a DC Comics or a Marvel fan, but I would absolutely go out and see a Wonder Woman movie. But let’s be honest, I’d mostly buy Wonder Woman swag. That costume is cute! [Nikki Finke via The Daily Dot]
While I’m usually bored with remakes of classic movies, I’m not going to begrudge them. I’m very excited for the new Star Wars revamp, and I have every trust that J. J. Abrams is going to do due homage to second-most important movie trilogy of my life.
However, it’s the first-most that’s got me worried: apparently the Indiana Jones trilogy is getting a makeover. This is enough to give me a heart attack, especially with rumors circulating that someone like Robert Pattinson, Channing Tatum, Chris Hemsworth or Bradley Cooper could be cast as Indy. A choice like these would reflect to me that Disney is more invested in getting kids to watch the movie on the basis of its lead’s looks rather than the philosophy the movie presents. Keep reading »
It’s not often that I endorse dragging your butt to go see a movie in the theater. Tickets cost as much as a cocktail, theatergoers are rude, the floors are sticky, and you can watch pretty much anything you want on Netflix and Hulu now anyway. But really, go see “Obvious Child,” starring Jenny Slate, Gaby Hoffman and Jake Lacy, which opens this weekend in NYC and LA (before heading to theaters nationwide this month). You heard me: GO! Here are six reasons why you can’t miss this movie … Spoilers ahead! Keep reading »
What are you looking forward to this summer? Sure, it may not be Oscar season, but there are plenty of movies, books, music, TV shows, and holidays we’re jazzed about. We’ll skip the Tom Cruise and Ninja Turtles flicks—there’s plenty of art on its way that’s more up our alley. Have a look at The Frisky’s summer calendar, broken down by month, after the jump! Keep reading »
The first three “Star Wars” movies (Episodes IV, V and VI) are amazing, obviously, but the three prequels (Episodes I, II and III) that came out in the late-’90s and early-’00s were such total junk that I was pretty meh on ever seeing J.J. Abrams’ attempts at the three upcoming sequels in the saga. But I may be changing my tune now that it’s been officially announced that Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o and “Game of Thrones” Gwendoline Christie — aka Brienne of Tarth, aka Baby Tilda Swinton — have been cast in “Star Wars: Episode VII.” No word yet on who they’ll be playing, but if I could, I’d be toasting them with a drink at the Mos Eisley Cantina. [Entertainment Weekly]