Sean Penn & James Franco

Sean Penn & James Franco's intimate scene in 'Milk'

The film industry seems to run on the stereotype that art nor cinema could be generated without the helpful hands of homosexuals. Yet, the gay films that have come out of the past 20 years seem to tell the LGBT-community that “coming out of the closet” can never lead to a happy ending. Read the rest of this entry »


Iconic image of Bettie Page

It’s hard to imagine the sexual revolution without pin-up girl Bettie Page. Her fun, care-free pictures have been immortalized on postcards, whiskey glasses, playing cards and even on film in 2005’s Notorious Bettie Page where she was portrayed by uber-talented actress Gretchen Mol to critical acclaim. Read the rest of this entry »

Short by Marie

Short by Marie Caillou for 'Fear(s) of the Dark'

The expectations going into foreign film Fear(s) of the Dark might have been a little high. But, come on, it’s the French! Aren’t they known for being on-edge and inspiring? Unbeknown to me … The movie fucking sucked. Read the rest of this entry »

Turn that Frown Upside Down!

December 10, 2008

Anna Faris

Anna Faris in 'Smiley Face'

Smoking weed conjures images of lazy couch surfers and video game drones who constantly have the drug-induced munchies. However, for aspiring-actress Jane F. (Anna Faris) in the Gregg Araki flick Smiley Face she believes marijuana can open her mind and get her creative juices flowing. Read the rest of this entry »

A modern interpreation of 'Diana & Actaeon' featuring Kim Cattrall.

A modern interpretation of 'Diana & Actaeon' featuring Kim Cattrall.

Kim Cattrall’s body has become well-known to many Americans on both the big and small screens, especially with her role as cougar-siren Samantha Jones on the hit television show Sex and the City. However, instead of using her sexuality to spike ratings, she hopes to save Titian’s “Diana & Actaeon.”

Photographer Tom Hunter uses Kim to muse Diana, a strong and powerful woman, and the members of La Clique and art history students from the Courtauld to portray Actaeon and the nymphs in his interpretation of the famous painting. Although nudity, in my opinion, has been frowned upon by many Americans … I frankly, don’t see what the problem is … Read the rest of this entry »