So writes Roger Ebert, and he oughta know; he cowrote Beyond The Valley of the Dolls, that 1970 fantasia of drugs, music, and lunacy which is a kitschy coup of kook-culture entertainment (though to me, it's not trash at all; it's pungent satire).
And The Paperboy--the Lee Daniels-directed tale of S ... More >>
Today in NYFF reviews: Nick Schager on The Paperboy and Our Children.
Directed by Lee Daniels
Crass southern-fried exploitation with laughable pretenses toward gravity, The Paperboy takes as its inspiration Pete Dexter's novel about a 1969 true-crime tale and drenches it in sweat, blo ... More >>
Mickey Boardman and I just got back from Philadelphia's Q Fest, where we hosted a screening of the short film Sagat--about the artsy porn star with the scalp tattoo who's aiming to go mainstream--and boy, are our arms tired.
Before the screening TLA's Erik Shut organized a dinner meet-and-g ... More >>
As Keith Olbermann prepares to move to Current TV, let's reminisce about the naughty things I used to say to him on air--utterances that would make him simultaneously blush and egg me on.
Here are the cutest/bawdiest:
David WentworthBetsey Johnson's road has been rocky lately; no wonder she wanted a lift. But surfeit financial problems could not dampen the irresistible spirit of her "Le Tour de Betsey" runway show on Monday night, the designer's long-overdue return to Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.
Do you unapologetically feel that Barbra Streisandand "art" should be uttered in the same sentence? (I do.)
Have you ever longed for a site where they present virtually every imaginable kind of art piece having to do with the award-dinning diva of stage and scream?
Well, here is your place- ... More >>
Troll around Amazon and you'll find some amazing things--like this completely authorized Barbra Streisand Barbie doll, complete with Cleopatra eye makeup, pert sailor blouse, and saucy smirk.
"People, people who need plastic..."
Most people over the age of 12 will see this commercial and think: huh, the Sun-Maid Girl has gone crappy-computer-animation. Some folks, however, look at this and think, "Sexy." KSEE, Yahoo, and others are complaining that the Girl, who has repped raisins since early last century, has been made ... More >>
If you're already asking "Barbra who?" then please leave your gay card at the front desk and do not read the rest of this. But if you know just which Oscar winning kibbitzer and auteur I'm talking about, you gotta love this photo I got ahold of showing a prototype of a Barbra Barbie doll, of all biz ... More >>