Currently, I am majorly obsessed with the show Mad Men on AMC. If you haven’t seen it, you must give it a go, before the second season starts in a month. The show is about the advertising men on Madison Avenue during the early 1960s and is just brilliantly written and art directed. One of the most fascinating aspects to the show is seeing what it was like for the working women who were secretaries at the agencies — Mad Men features some of the most interesting female characters I’ve seen on TV in awhile, including Joan, the head secretary at Sterling-Cooper, the show’s fictional ad agency. Her portrayer, Christina Hendricks, is a goddess, and does a remarkable job showing the the complexity of a character who tries to maintain power in the workplace using her sexuality. In this clip, Joan’s roommate tries to tell her she’s hot for her. Keep reading »
Lately virginity has seemed trendier than skinny pants. But just like the slim slacks, chastity also doesn’t fit everyone’s style. When our cool Catherine posted about Australian FHM’s poll where 28% of men said they hoped to marry virgins, we all shrugged — a guy can dream can’t he? We here at The Frisky have been enjoying the sexual revolution, and we thought the dudes of the world were too. Alas, no. This week, a French Court annulled a Muslim couple’s marriage because the bride wasn’t a virgin on her wedding night. When the man, in his 30’s (?!), didn’t have blood-stained sheets from his wedding bed to show his family, they decided to take her to court. While plenty of girls lose their hymen nowadays from activities like gymnastics, the bride confessed she had lied because she didn’t think he would marry her if she told the truth. So, under an antiquated French law that protects the “essential quality” insisted upon by the groom, the marriage was null and void. Boo! This verdict has enraged feminists around and the world as well as the Prime Minister of France and the rector at a Mosque in Paris who all see the ruling as reverting women to being commodities for men. Although, something good has come out of all this — this poor woman was saved from a lifetime sentence with a seriously unrealistic and demanding husband. [Yahoo News] Keep reading »
Wow, so I’ve heard of Little Guns ‘N’ Roses and Little Amy Winehouse (well, she’s a little person, not a child), but I’d never heard of Little Chippendales till just now! It’s so wrong it’s almost right, but not quite.
[The clip is from a 1995 documentary called "The Chippendiddys" which, according to IMDB, is about "a group of pre-teen boys who do a milk and cookies spoof of the world's most famous all male dance troupe!"] Keep reading »
Last night on 360 with Anderson Cooper, when the reporter tried to get his guest, Donna Brazile, to cough up some personal information on the candidates, she coyly said, “But Anderson, you’re not my boo.” Which led ol’ Anderson to start using the word too, with hilarious, adorable, or horrifying results, depending on your perspective. Check out the clip above! Keep reading »
Songs about the walk of shame are getting trendier than energy drinks. And now the two have combined powers in one cool commercial, which, especially thanks to the dude in a thong and a trenchcoat, inadvertantly acts as an ad for sobriety and safe sex too. You may also want to protect yourself from the AMP Energy Drink it promotes (it probably tastes like Sweettarts on steroids), but at least the vid is straight up sweet. [World of Wonder]
There are a handful of songs in the running for the title of “Song of the Summer,” and London-born Estelle’s song “American Boy”, featuring Kanye West, is one of them. Jon and I tend to be a bit skeptical of hype, so we watched the video, and then talked about label whores and dating short people.
Jon: Fast Fact: I know that Estelle is performing at a Hamptons club this coming weekend. That’s all I know about her.
Catherine: I don’t know anything about her. Except that she has a bob and dances funny. And has a British accent. Keep reading »
I was never good at sports, but the one thing I could rock out at during recess was double-dutch. Bust profiled awesome Bay Area-based double-dutch crew, Double Dutchess, a few years ago and just posted this sweet video on their blog. The fact that they jump rope to hip-hop instead of “Miss Mary Mack” is a nice modern update. [Bust] Keep reading »
No pants, a jaunty hat, and thigh high boots — only Madonna can wear this outfit without someone calling the cops. But as Her Madgesty says in her new single “Give It To Me”, “No one’s going to stop me now.” Enabled by Pharrell Williams, the hottest piece of producer, Queen M reigns the dance floor and this track will make even the stodgiest shake it. Keep reading »