“Kink,” a documentary about the porn web site Kink.com, debuted in January at the Sundance Film Festival. Yesterday, the film, which explores the largest BDSM online porn empire, released a new trailer in anticipation of a limited release. I’ve heard complaints about the film — it’s “boring” (which is unfortunately always something that some kinky folks say in order to be dismissive); it doesn’t address allegations of abuse at Kink.com — but I’ll see it regardless. Christina Voros directed “Kink” and James Franco executive produced, so you better believe I want to know how they handled the material. Also, this probably goes without saying, but the trailer is NSFW! [Queerty; First Showing]
I am a bad movie connoisseur. I’m not talking bad like “They paid too much for this to be that boring” bad, I’m talking bad bad, like really poor-quality filmmaking. I will watch any movie that either just totally fails or wanders into the “WTF?!” badlands. I will also watch almost any horror movie, which aids in this quest, because apparently everyone wants to make a horror movie and everyone thinks that when they do, it’s worth it to show everyone.
Plenty of people make lists of best-worst movies, but they include too many big-budget films that were just stupid. I’m glad “Thankskilling” is getting the credit it deserves for being terrible, so I won’t include it here. “Ishtar” is boring, not a flaming wreck of a failure. “Attack of the Killer Tomatoes” is intentionally bad, so it doesn’t count (because it’s a success). You’d have to be high to actually enjoy “Turkish Star Wars” even though it is truly, truly awful. And “Manos: The Hands of Fate” is better with the “Mystery Science Theater 3000″ commentary, plus everyone already knows about it, so whatever. Keep reading »
Activities are wonderful, but sometimes, it’s fine to want to shut the world out for a couple of days, and make some serious time for you. Don’t be afraid of FOMO, either. There will always be another party, another pub crawl, another picnic. The time you’ll spend indulging in the things you want to do, alone, are well worth it. Here’s a handy list of awesome things to do this weekend! Keep reading »
Let’s be clear about two things: Lifetime’s behind-the-scenes movie about the making of “Saved by the Bell” is going to be a hot mess and I am going to watch the shit out of it. The first clip from the upcoming TV movie — airing September 1 — hit the web today, and for the love of Mr. Belding, I seriously cannot handle the casting. The actors are all so WEE. I mean, I know that Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Tiffani Amber (never forget) Thiessen, Elizabeth Berkley, etc. were all in their teens when they started the show back in the late-’80s, but they looked way more mature than the fools Lifetime has playing them. Seriously, the dude playing Mark-Paul/Zach looks like a 10-year-old with a Maltese on his head. He’s giving me major douchechills, which is totally the opposite of what Mark-Paul did to me all those years ago. Kudos to the music department though — Bell Biv Devoe’s “Poison” is a classic. [Death + Taxes]