Besides “Sunshine Cleaning” and “I Love You, Man,” one of the movies I am dying to see right now is “Guest Of Cindy Sherman,” a documentary directed by artist-turned-TV host, Paul Hasegawa-Overacker, aka Paul H-O. The movie is about the unlikely love affair he had with Sherman, a feminist artist/photographer famous for transforming herself into different characters which she shot as self-portraits. The film seems especially interesting because it’s directed from the perspective of a hanger-on who becomes personally involved with one of the most revered figures of the art world he follows so closely. In a way, it’s a fitting film to see now, with the recession resulting in so many lost jobs, particularly among men, making women the breadwinners for many families. Sherman and H-O hardly had the prototypical relationship, but her incredible fame hid him in the shadows. At least until now. Check out the trailer above, and click after the jump to see a few of Sherman’s photographs. Keep reading »
We’re loving Lily Allen’s retro chic white jumpsuit and bangs-in-her-eyes-yet-polished ‘do for her “Not Fair” video. Plus, I enjoy a song that takes a boy to task for utter uselessness in bed. Keep reading »
In our science classes growing up, we learned about cell reproduction, animal reproduction and, of course, human reproduction. We wish Isabella Rossellini’s “Green Porno” had been around back when we were in seventh grade so we could have learned the birds and the bees while having a laugh, rather than squirming in our seat every time our teacher said the word “sperm.”
“Green Porno” is a series of short films, all two minutes or shorter in length, that show Rossellini dressed up as various creatures (including a whale with a six-foot dick) and explaining in her beautiful Italian accent the various details about how they procreate.
Rossellini has always been interested in animal behavior, ever since she was a little girl, and she decided to focus on the sex lives of animals in her short film series because, well, sex sells. “Not many people are interested in animal behavior, but everyone is interested in sex,” she tells us. So, she decided to make the series about how animals have sex, because it would be “varied, and scandalous, and different.” The short films aren’t meant to illuminate us on our own sex lives — after all, a barnacle probably doesn’t share the same sexual problems as you — but Rossellini does want you to learn something. “It’s supposed to be funny,” she says. “I would like the first reaction to be a laugh, and the second reaction to be, ‘Oh, I didn’t know that about animals!’”
The second season of “Green Porno” starts April 1, but if you haven’t seen the first season, catch up on it now at SundanceChannel.com/GreenPorno. Seriously, you should watch it. Sex hasn’t been this comical since your first time. Keep reading »
Starring Amy Adams, Emily Blunt, Alan Arkin, Steve Zahn
The Lowdown: Ten years out of high school, most people have some kind of college degree. Lots are in stable relationships, a bunch are married and some have kids. A few lucky ones might have made partner or published her first book.
This movie is not about those people.
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Damn, it looks like ALL the guys are getting waxed these days. But while John Mayer prefers to wax his short and curlies, Ashton’s got to rip up the shag carpet so his chest is as smooth as that of his stunt double on the set of his new movie. He vows to inspect his stunt people’s body hair more closely from now on…
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Recently, we found ourselves in Austin, Texas for South By Southwest’s Interactive Conference. It was a tornado of fish tacos, rain and excessive Twittering. But the rare occasion to have bloggers and big players in new media together for a week made it a perfect opportunity to ask their opinion on the web-couple’s ultimate dilemma: To blog or not to blog… Keep reading »
Last night on “30 Rock,” “Liz Lemon” aka Tina
Faye Fey, had her dirty laundry aired. And by dirty laundry we mean a totally ‘90s phone sex commercial. I will never look at pizza the same way again! [NBC]
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According to a study published in the journal Archives of Sexual Behavior, the length of time a man looks at a women the first time they meet can be an indicator of how he feels about her. So, next time you go on a blind date, bring a stopwatch. The study, which tracked eye movements of 115 students as they spoke to actors and actresses, found that men looked into women’s eyes for an average of 8.2 seconds if they thought they were beautiful. When they rated a woman as less attractive, they only looked at her for around 4.5 seconds. Now, I’m not sure if you’re aware, but eight is a lot of seconds to be looking at someone. If a random guy in a bar looked at me for that long, I might think he had a staring problem. To give you an idea of how long a guy will look at you when he thinks you’re hot, listen to this clip from the Britney Spears song “If U Seek Amy,” which is eight seconds long. [Telegraph]
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Now that Playgirl is resting in peace, all we have is this awesome aerobics vid, “Hunkercize.” The buff babes of Playgirl want to pump (clap!) you up! The vintage aerobics vid is packed with short shorts, shady ‘staches, and insidious winks that remind us that Playgirl was never for women and that gay dudes are perfect workout pals. [Everything Is Terrible] Keep reading »
So the bitch factor has been turned WAY up with the addition of socialite and “fabulousity-crowd” lover Kelly Killoren Bensimon on “The Real Housewives of New York City.” Thanks to last night’s episode, we already know annoying/insecure Bethenny hates her guts, but the mannish model/equestrian managed to make the rest of the “Housewives” think she’s a total tool by refusing to participate in Jill’s charity. Is Kelly trying to steal C(o)untess LuAnn’s crown or is she just being given a hard time because she’s the newbie on the show? Perhaps a little digging will reveal the real Kelly….
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