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The Soapbox: “Game of Thrones,” Thanks for Employing Porn Stars

The Soapbox: "Game of Thrones," Thanks for Employing Porn Stars

I’m just going to say it upfront: I’m a massive fan of “Game of Thrones.”

I know it’s problematic, controversial around its portrayals of women, and arguably more violent on screen than required (see last night’s rape scene for an example). And I know there’s been plenty of excellent critiques arguing that “Game of Thrones” is feminist, or isn’t feminist, or asking if it matters whether it’s feminist or not. I’ve appreciated the commentary on racism and “GoT,” as well as in fantasy in general. Through this I have learned a great deal on how to be a fan of problematic media while still maintaining a critique; there are certain ways where the book and the show differ that make the show more sexist, and in other ways less sexist, than the original material. I’m glad, actually, because if I never engaged in anything I found critique-worthy I think I’d self-destruct! Keep reading »

“Game Of Thrones” Turned A Consensual Sex Scene Into A Rape Scene And Ruined Everything

"Game Of Thrones" Turned A Consensual Sex Scene Into A Rape Scene And Ruined Everything
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Fair warning: SPOILERS AHEAD.

Goddammit, I am so pissed off. On last night’s episode of “Game of Thrones,” a climactic and much-anticipated consensual sex scene between incestuous brother-sister duo Jaime and Cersei Lannister was twisted into a violent rape scene for seemingly no reason at all, ruining the sexual tension some of us pervs enjoyed between the two and potentially screwing up the narrative for future episodes. And, to add insult to injury, both the episode’s director and the actor who plays Jaime are defending the scene as if it wasn’t a gross departure from George R. R. Martin’s original text, and are arguing that the rape was actually consensual. For the love of the Lord of Light, WHY? Keep reading »

Weekend Shut-In Worksheet: Watch “Fargo,” Check Out Bodega Bamz & Make Butternut Squash Carbonara

Weekend Shut-In Worksheet: Watch "Fargo," Check Out Bodega Bamz & Make Butternut Squash Carbonara

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! 
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“Let It Go(T)” Is The “Frozen”/”Game Of Thrones” Mashup You Didn’t Know You Needed

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I have yet to see “Frozen,” but that damn “Let It Go” song is inescapable. I was on the verge of totally hating it, but then I saw this “Game of Thrones”/”Frozen” mashup, with lyrics like ”Who’s the hero on this show? / Tyrion? That new guy? Even book readers don’t know,” and I had a new appreciation. I wonder if the same approach would work with another song I’m sick of like, say, a “Happy”/”Hannibal” mashup? Hmm. [Rolling Stone]

Michelle Obama To Appear On “Nashville”

  • FLOTUS will appear on an upcoming “military-themed” episode of “Nashville” set at Fort Campbell Army base in Kentucky. This appearance is in addition to another upcoming cameo on “Parks & Recreation.” Do you have your SAG card yet, Michelle? [Vanity Fair]
  • Vibrators look like cellphones now. [Nerve]
  • Peaches Geldof’s funeral will be held this Monday in Kent, England, in the church where her parents married. The cause of the 25-year-old’s sudden death still hasn’t been determined. [Page Six]
  • Could the “Game Of Thrones” poisoning happen in real life? [Boing Boing] Keep reading »

Watch: Seth Rogen And Zac Efron Flash Penis, Try Out To Be The “Workaholics”‘ #CubicleNeighbors (NSFW)

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"Did Leonardo da Vinci Circumcise You? It's Beautiful"

For those of you who haven’t seen “Workaholics” on Comedy Central, you’re missing out on life. Adam, Ders and Blake are like the modern day “Three Stooges” except way dirtier, and they’re looking for a fourth cube mate. In this hilarious video, Seth Rogen and Zac Efron both try out for the spot by showing off their best “vibes,” flashing their circumcised penises and trying to sell their Judaism to the group. Zac also gives the trio a sultry lap dance, which I will now add to my spank bank for future reference. Which guy would you choose as your cube mate: Zac or Seth? Decide while you’re laughing so hard you pee a little.

Yes! Watch The New Trailer For “Orange Is The New Black”

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The Gals Are Back!
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Piper in prison on Orange Is The New Black
Piper in "Orange Is The New Black" is the poster girl for privilege. Read More »

I didn’t realize until this second how much I’ve missed “Orange Is The New Black,” but the new season two trailer has me seriously so pumped. Piper is in solitary! Crazy Eyes has a new bunkmate name Vee, who seems to have preexisting beef with Big Red! Tastee is still amazing! Oh look, there’s Alex, trying to seduce someone with her sexy spectacled eyes! Sophia lookin’ fierce! Ack, let’s go, June 6, let’s go!

Meet Catherine Wolters, The Real-Life Alex Vause From “Orange Is The New Black”

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If you read Piper Kerman’s memoir Orange Is The New Black or binge-watched the Netflix adaptation (and who hasn’t done that?), chances are you have wondered about the real-life woman behind Nora (in the book) and Alex Vause (the character in the show). For the first time ever, 51-year-old novelist and PhD student Catherine Cleary Wolters has spoken to Vanity Fair about her relationship with Kerman, their mutually-assured-destruction as cash smugglers for an African drug lord, and her side of their love story. Keep reading »

Life Dream Status: Watch My Interview With “This Is Hot 97″‘s Old Man Ebro & Laura Stylez

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Ebro & Laura Stylez Discuss This Is Hot 97

There are two things that get me out of bed in the morning: a cup of coffee and Hot 97, New York City’s biggest and best hip hop station. For the last, oh, four years, the “Hot 97 Morning Show” has not only been rousing my tired ass out of bed, but making me sing/rap in the shower, dance around my apartment while I’m getting dressed, and laugh ’til my sides hurt. I’m so obsessed with the morning show’s four hosts — Peter Rosenberg, Cipha Sounds, Old Man Ebro and Laura Stylez — that I regularly tweet at them like they’re my friends and I wrote them a lengthy love letter for Valentine’s Day one year. Now, with the debut of “This Is Hot 97″ on VH1 a few weeks ago, the rest of America is going to be as in love with these four — not to mention fellow station DJs Funkmaster Flex, Angie Martinez and Miss Info — as I am. Keep reading »

Spoiler Alert: Don’t Watch This If You Don’t Want To Know What Awesome Thing Happened On “Game Of Thrones” Last Night

Don't Watch This Video If You Don't Want To Know What Awesome Thing Happened On "Game Of Thrones" Last Night
Never Forget!
All About Jack Gleeson
Five things to know about the guy who plays awful Joffrey Baratheon. Read More »

HOLY CRAP. Last night’s “Game of Thrones,” amiright? Finally, after all this time, SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER! And then! Can you believe they SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER?! So epic. Still, such a great SPOILER. Worthy of a tribute, I should think. Watch above and then relieve that amazing SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER are the jump. The Red Wedding ain’t got nothin’ on Purple… [NYMag.com] Keep reading »

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