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Anne Rice’s BDSM Erotica Trilogy Sleeping Beauty Heads To TV!

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Your TiVo queue just got unbelievably hotter: a BDSM erotica trilogy by Anne Rice, under the pen name A.N. Roquelaur, is headed to TV. The popular books, The Claiming Of Sleeping Beauty, Beauty’s Punishment and Beauty’s Release, will be adapted into a TV series for the channel Televisa USA. Your mom bought these compulsively readable books back in the ’80s when Rice first penned them, but they are still on the fiction shelves in bookstores today, especially after the renewed interest in BDSM due to the popularity of Fifty Shades Of Grey. But unlike the writing in Fifty Shades, which was terrible, the Sleeping Beauty books are gripping and the spanking scenes — oh, so many spanking scenes — are hotter. Should be fun for TV.  Rice is executive producing the show alongside Rachel Winter, who was nominated for an Oscar for “Dallas Buyers Club.” Yay ladies! [The Hollywood Reporter]

7 Reasons To Be Excited For “Transparent”

7 Reasons To Be Excited For "Transparent"
Jeffrey Tambor Is Amazing In "Transparent"

Now that September is here, new TV is inevitable. Also inevitable is bad new TV, or at least new TV that treads into conventional, well-worn territory (think “A to Z,” NBC’s new comedy which will be about — spoiler alert — finding love).

Luckily, there’s a new vehicle arriving on the scene, joining Netflix as another alternative to traditional television. Amazon Prime is releasing new shows, and from the looks of things, one in particular is going to stand out: “Transparent.”

The show has all the makings of something revolutionary. Not only is it the first half-hour show to deal with trans issues (and one of the only shows in general, with the exception of “Orange is the New Black”), but it also deals with conflicted sexuality through the rest of its characters — plus,  it’s shot beautifully and more cinematically than most TV shows on the air. After watching the pre-released pilot (which you can preview here) and doing some reading, I’ve gathered seven reasons to be excited for “Transparent”‘s late-September debut. (If you haven’t watched the pilot and don’t want any plot points revealed, beware of spoilers ahead…) Keep reading »

4 Reasons Why “Finding Carter” Is The Best Show You Haven’t Been Watching

4 Reasons Why "Finding Carter" Is The Best Show You Haven't Been Watching

In a summer of repeats on television, it’s a relief to stumble across something interesting like MTV’s unconventional, coming-of-age family drama, “Finding Carter.”  The series tells the tale of Carter (Kathryn Prescott) a teenager who  has the perfect life until the night she is arrested at a high school party, is fingerprinted and learns she was kidnapped as a child. And while that may sound like a cross between a daytime soap opera and an actual news story,  the well-written show has already captured 1.25 million viewers and has ben renewed for a second season. Read on to find out why “Finding Carter” is the best show you haven’t been watching — luckily it isn’t too late to start. Keep reading »

Weekend Shut-In Worksheet: Get Nostalgic For “My So-Called Life,” Listen To BANKS & Pre-Game With Soft Beer Pretzels

Weekend Shut-In Worksheet: Get Nostalgic For "My So-Called Life," Listen To BANKS & Pre-Game With Soft Beer Pretzels

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 »

4 Reasons To Be Psyched About “Downton Abbey” Season 5

4 Reasons To Be Psyched About "Downton Abbey" Season 5
What's Ahead For Lady Mary & Branson?

If you just saw the trailer for “Downton Abbey”‘s fifth season and are dying to know what’s next for The Crawleys, we’re here to give you a taste of what we will see come January! (Or get on a plane to London, where the fifth season is already on!) “It feels harder this year to talk about than any other previous series,” acknowledged Laura Carmichael at a recent press event. “We’re so stuck in not wanting to overshare and spoil!”

So what can the cast reveal?! This season opens in 1924 and there will be lots of new changes and personal journeys for each character. While Shirley MacLaine and Paul Giametti won’t be present this season, (though they may come back in the future!) new characters are coming in, like Simon Bricker (played by Richard E. Grant) and troublemaker Lady Anstruther (Anna Chancellor). Read on to find out what you can look forward to. Keep reading »

Cersei Lannister’s Controversial Naked Scene Will Be Shown On “Game Of Thrones”

Cersei Lannister's Controversial Naked Scene Will Be Shown On Game Of Thrones

The next season of “Game of Thrones” will depict a pivotal scene in which Cersei Lannister — the Queen regent and mother to the dearly departed King Joffrey — is stripped naked and shamed by the High Septon, after the show’s producers reached an agreement with Croatian film commissioners. Originally, the film commission was reluctant to give the show permission to film the nude scene in Dubrovnik, Croatia, because it would have required actress Lena Headey (goddess) to walk naked through an actual church. Rather than cut the scene, which most “Game of Thrones” fans who’ve read the books will tell you is essential to Cersei’s story arc, the show and the film commission reached a compromise, and Headey will only be nude walking through the streets, but not in the actual house of worship. Phew! [Huffington Post]

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