Movies
Movies
Sex and Dating Advice from Matthew McConaughey

There’s been a lot of talk lately about how Matthew McConaughey has reinvented himself as a Serious Actor, launching himself out of the chick flick ghetto (Ghosts of Girlfriends Past et al) and into Oscar-nominated territory with Important Movies like Dallas Buyers’ Club. But what we want to know is, how has his characters’ approach to […]

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10 Problems with the Sex Scenes in “Captain Phillips”

1. We know that when a movie is literally swimming in strong female roles, it’s tempting to include gratuitous lesbian sex scenes, but we simply didn’t feel they added much to the story. 2. Okay, okay, we get it. Sailors stranded at sea masturbate. A lot. But did we really need the close-up on that […]

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New Movie Encourages Open Discussion of Pregnancy & Infant Loss

There’s a new movie set to come out in 2014 starring Minnie Driver called “Return to Zero,” about a successful couple who lose their first child in utero. Its award-winning writer/producer/director, Sean Hanish, has teamed up with ReconceivingLoss.com to help break the silence surrounding the topic, calling for submissions of stories, essays, poems and other […]

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10 Thoughts on The Wolf of Wall Street

photo via IMDB 1. Not since Requiem for a Dream have drugs looked so unfun. 2. This was billed as a black comedy. Which part was supposed to be funny, again? 3. Okay, so the part where Jonah Hill whips out his (prosthetic) dong in the middle of a party and starts jacking off to […]

Movies
Which Disney Princess Are You? (Em & Lo Style)

Results from the Zimbio quiz “Which Disney Princess Are You?” have been popping up in our Facebook feed this week. Most of them are as saccharine and subtly sexist as the Disney movies themselves: They’re just begging for a more honest edit, with a little tough love thrown in — one that reflects the disturbing […]

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Do Naked Images Always Lead to Objectification?

The stars and director of Blue Is the Warmest Color; photo via IMDB.com A lot of the commentary about the new film Blue Is the Warmest Color — in particular, its steamy lesbian sex scenes — has focused on the issue of objectification. The director of the movie is male, and many reviewers — both […]

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Get Mortified: How to Celebrate Your Awkward Teen Years

One of the most moving moments in the new documentary Mortified Nation — based on the popular and hilarious Mortified live show that has been staged across the country — is when a participant talks about how teens just want to be heard. They don’t necessarily need to feel understood — especially by adults — but they […]

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The Best Dirty #AddAWordRuinAMovie Tweets

One of the funniest hashtags in a while took over Twitter this past weekend. Here are some of the best sex- and love-related ones. Enjoy! Jonathon Winter’s Bone #addawordruinamovie #RIP — The_Soleless_Ginger (@fish_on_frizzle) October 7, 2013   #AddaWordRuinaMovie Charlotte’s Web Cam — ★☆Derrick Brew Jr☆★ (@DBrewJr) October 7, 2013   He’s Just Not Putting That […]

Books
Top 10 Things the “Fifty Shades” Movie Could Do Better Than the Book

Since the casting was finally announced this past Monday for the adaptation of the first Fifty Shades of Grey book — with Charlie Hunnam (Sons of Anarchy) as Christian Grey and Dakota Johnson (The Social Network) as Anastasia Steele — the general consensus has been “They got it wrong!” We’re not sure any casting would have […]

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New Movie: Afternoon Delight

Afternoon Delight, the directorial debut by Jill Soloway (best known for her work on “Six Feet Under” and “The United States of Tara”), opens next Friday in NY and LA, followed by other cities Sept 6th. It joins a (thankfully) growing number of projects on issues of sexuality from the female perspective with frankness, even […]