In honor of the movie that every woman and gay man with a pulse will be masturbating to come Friday — and what at least one critic has called “The ‘Citizen Kane’ of stripper movies” — I have scoured the internet and assembled all the “Magic Mike” GIFs worth drooling over. Behold, bare asses, pelvic thrusts, grinding hips, T-shirts being ripped off, and other various states of the hot cast undressed. (Duh, NSFW.) You are so fucking welcome.
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“Twilight: Breaking Dawn, Part 1″ had the wedding, the gown (!), and sexy vampire sexy sex. Oh, and shirtless werewolf hunks. Now the trailer for the last movie in the “Twilight” series, “Breaking Dawn, Part 2,” is here and there’s no way it can compare. The final part of the saga is all about Bella and Edward trying to protect their daughter Renesmee — who, this being a “Twilight” movie, is fearing for her life — and an epic werewolf/vampire battle with the Volturi. Twi-hards may be into it, but as a somewhat apathetic fan, I really think I could skip this one. But of course, I will take my movie-going cues from noted cinéaste James Franco, per usual.
Julia Stiles is back on the small screen, only instead of your TV screen, I’m talking about your computer — the actress is staring in a new show called “Blue” on the YouTube channel Wigs. Wigs has enlisted a bunch of fantastic actors to star in their series, which involve multiple mini-episodes that are all usually under 10 minutes. In “Blue,” Stiles plays a single mom who starts working nights as an escort in order to pay the bills, but is shocked to find out one of her first clients is a friend from childhood. Whoops! You can watch episodes 1-5now. [WIGS]
But before that, let’s look back on the other fabulously talented actresses who have played escorts or call girls — i.e. sex workers who play house calls — on film or TV.
“You deserve more than just somebody who’s nice to you. I think that so often these days, niceness seems like it should be enough because it seems like such a rare quality but when you get inside of it, you think, ‘Hmmm … I can be pretty nice to myself.’ What about these other things? Life is too short and too crappy to not try to get more of what you want.”
– Michelle Williams speaks to Flare about relationships and that everyone deserves more from a partner than just basic kindness. Williams is promoting her fantastic new indie film, “Take This Waltz,” directed by Sarah Polley, which I saw this weekend and haven’t stopped thinking about. Read more about it and see the trailer, after the jump! Keep reading »
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 the wedding. However, after salty food and casual sex doesn’t help fill the void, she must figure out how to move on with her life without sliding back into the arms of her self-centered ex.
In rom-coms such as this, it’s easy to pin the leading lady’s happiness on whether or not she ends up with a guy at the end of the film, which got me thinking: What if some of our most adored romantic comedies had ended up with different outcomes? More specifically, what would’ve happened if these “meet cute”-ies didn’t opt for the embrace of Prince Charming? From Vivian Ward in ”Pretty Woman” to Jamie Rellis in ”Friends With Benefits,” let’s spitball about what would’ve happened after the credits rolled if these leading ladies had chosen themselves over whatever handsome—but probably jerky—suitor.
Leslie Simon is the author of Geek Girls Unite: How Fangirls, Bookworms, Indie Chicks and Other Misfits Are Taking Over the World. Follow her musings on her blog and on Twitter.