In Gillian Robespierre’s amazing and hysterical new short, “Obvious Child,” a woman has a clumsy one-night stand and learns that she’s pregnant. And shock of all shocks–she decides to have an abortion! Yup, “Obvious Child” shows Jenny Slate’s character Donna deciding to have an abortion with little fretting or to-do. She’s not soul-searching or struggling, she’s simply exercising her right NOT to have a baby. It’s honest, hilarious and completely true to life–and a nice antidote to all the heavy-handed TV and film portrayals that make it seem as though having an abortion means you’re a bad or immoral person. This is a must-watch. [Vimeo]
Last night, Conan O’Brien, who has been in New York City all week taping his show, officiated the first same-sex marriage on late night television. In front of a studio audience at the Beacon Theater, he wed the show’s costume designer Scott Cronick and his partner David Gorshein; Bravo’s Andy Cohen walked Cronick down the aisle. “Conan” is usually filmed in California, where gay marriage is not legal, hence the decision to wed Cronick and Gorshein in New York, which legalized same-sex marriage under the Marriage Equality Act in July of this year. I didn’t expect to be teary — this is “Conan” after all — but damn if I didn’t need a tissue. [Team Coco]
You were thinking, magazines are too easy to carry around–they’re so small and petite and fit so well on my coffee table. It’s like they’re not trying hard enough. Well, not Visionaire! Their new issue 0ffers Lady Gaga at life-size proportions. While a typical issue of Visionaire clocks in at a rather ridiculous 3 x 5 (and $375), the newest issue also comes in an even more extreme 5 x 7 format. Yes, for a mere $1,500, you can have your own magazine-that-doubles-as-a-sleeping-mat. Watch as a few waify models struggle to get the damn thing on a city bus. [YouTube]
Reasons why the reboot of “21 Jump Street” might suck: The Holly Robinson or Dustin Nguyen characters seem to be almost nonexistent. Also, Channing Tatum is a poor excuse for Johnny Depp. But who are we kidding? Ice Cube as Captain Dickson? Okay, okay. We’ll be seeing it in theaters (or at least on Netflix streaming).