I love when Eve takes Candid photos, although I do wish she’s give up the cigs.
2 Awards Won and only Oscar is left!
Didn’t I tell you that Natalie Portman gave the best performance of 2010?
Look it’s about great acting, it’s NOT about only wanting something to win because it concerns Lesbian or Gay themes. Frankly if The Kids Are All Right hadn’t devoted so much time pandering to heterosexual males (Yes I know the lesbian scene in Black Swan was intended to do the same thing). Maybe the writer/director would have had more time to flesh out the female characters more realistically.
Sure I know my gloating makes URBAN Sapphic one of the more disliked lesbian themed blogs. That is because I tell the truth and don’t post just to gain teenage lesbian followers.
More Congrats to:
Betty White accepts the award for best female actor in a comedy series for "Hot in Cleveland" at the 17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday, Jan. 30, 2011 in Los Angeles. In background is presenter Jon Hamm. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
Modern Family-Best Ensemble Cast in a Comedy Series
She is the one who brought the love of Ballet to me.
Natalie Portman may win the Best Actress Oscar and she may have done her own dancing in Black Swan, but Murphy is the REAL Deal!
As Odile (The Black Swan):
Patricia Velásquez is becoming a beauty entrepreneur. On Feb. 9, she's officially launching Taya, a hair care collection that incorporates sustainably harvested ingredients from the rain forest.
Patricia looked to her personal heritage in titling the collection. Taya means "I am" in the dialect of the indigenous Wayuú people, whose traditional beauty recipes inspired the formulas. In a statement, she said, "I wanted every person that uses the indigenous botanicals and generational recipes embodied in Taya's formulations to feel the energy of the rain forest, and feel a part of it, and to experience what for me is our source of life, spirit, and replenishment."
If you are indeed eager to feel the energy of the rain forest, you can peruse the goods on HSN.com now. (I haven't tried them out yet, but you have to admit, Patricia has always had gorgeous hair.)
David Letterman said it Tuesday evening and not since Marion Cotillard immersed herself in the character of Edith Piaf have I seen an actress perform in a role where she transcended and became the character she portrayed.
Granted Natalie Portman is no Marion Cotillard and even Marion hasn’t been able to replicate her stellar performance as Edith Piaf the artist who was consumed by her excesses.
But Natalie did immerse herself in the role of Nina, Sure it didn’t hurt that she studied dance for 9 years, or even took Ballet for a year prior to filming Black Swan. She did a lot of her own dancing:
A major improvement over Jennifer Beals in Flash Dance, heck Jennifer didn’t do any of the dancing (Marine Jahan was the dancer). Beals didn‘t even ride the bicycle in Flash Dance. So why do lesbians love her so much?
Anyway back to Natalie. You Tube is being deluged with fan vids from Black Swan. Check out Natalie Portman’s dancing.
So “it's not too big of a surprise that "Black Swan" earned five Oscar nominations including Best Picture, Best Actress (Natalie Portman), and Best Director (Darren Aronofsky). Portman had already won significant recognition for her role in the ballet thriller at the Golden Globes, the Independent Spirit Awards and 10 regional critics' awards associations. So while her first Academy Award nomination may not have been unexpected, the actress says she's humbled by the honor.” MTV
You shouldn’t be Natalie, you gave a powerhouse performance in Black Swan.
Internationally Reknown for films such as Inland Empire, Mullholland Drive and TV series Twin Peaks. David Lynch tries his hand at making music and decided to ask his fans to contribute by making their own clips to go with the electronic sounds he's cooked up.
I guess after spending time online, dealing with immature males who tweet me calling me “cunt, “b*tch” and worse when I see a movie where a character like Lisbeth Salander kicks the asses (both physically and legally) of the men who ravaged her, well it’s sort of cathartic.
But sh*t even Lisbeth wouldn’t go as far as the character Jennifer Hill did in the 2010 remake of the 1978 movie: I Spit On Your Grave, which remains to this day one of the most controversial films ever made, and certainly one of the most hated. Released in the time of the explosion of shocker and exploitation flicks in the late 70’s, the film featured graphic violence and a 45 minute rape scene which is the main focus of the movie.
I’m a fan of thriller movies, but like High Tension, I.S.O.Y.G has little to do with horror and more to do with visceral unrelenting violence.
First the violence is perpetrated against our protagonist Jennifer Hill, a writer who retreats to a cabin in the woods for a little R&R only to be attacked and raped by a group of men, and when she recovers she exacts her revenge on them.
Therein lies the rub, where as any decent life honoring human being may feel an ounce of sympathy for Jennifer’s victims, considering the level of brutality perpetrated against them, (even after they brutalized her) Jennifer doesn’t.
In one scene after she has escaped her captors and devised her complex revenge consisting of modalities so torturous they are medieval in conceptualization. Jennifer cradles one of the attackers she encounters, his head on her lap, as he cries and expresses his profound sorrow.
She reaches behind her, grabs a rope and starts to strangle him, eventually dragging him off-screen by the neck while saying “Sometimes…Sorry isn’t enough.”
That’s relatively mild as the revenge methods tick up in brutality and include fish hooks to keep another attacker’s eyes open, smearing him with fish innards and leaving him to the arriving crows (he couldn’t escape he was secured to a tree, accomplished after being knocked out with a bat).
As I squirmed and winced, watching this movie through eyes shielded by fingers. I kept wondering why I continue watching I.S.O.Y.G even though repulsed.
This is why:
How many times have I heard: “That’ll show her!” but more disturbing is the notion that many young males don’t believe they should be behaving in such a manner but are nonetheless motivated by how other males perceive them. When the tables turn as they almost always invariably do and Jennifer started her killing spree” I as the viewer was as much into seeing Jennifer get closure as the character is.
If as a viewer you remained attuned to this film, you will feel a sense of relief when Jennifer starts to wreak her final act of revenge you see she maintains her humanity nonetheless when she encounters the young daughter of one of her attackers.
I give: I Spit On Your Grave a B- . I Spit On Your Grave is graphic in the depiction of violence against women. So disturbing that I skipped past much of the initial attack on Jennifer.
However Black Swan filled in the blanks for us, giving us just enough needed scenes. This is one such interpretation:
See you don’t need dicks, dildos or vibrators to be a good movie and unlike real life Natalie Portman didn’t sleep with any man in the movie. Now whether Nina Sayers was lesbian is left to interpretation, because in the scene where Tomas kisses her, Nina bites him (rejection) then later accepts his false advances only to be let down. Finally Nina gives him a long kiss at the end of “Odile’s Coda” almost as a “Thank You” for releasing her inner Black Swan” as opposed to anything else.
Y’all know I am not a fan of promoting Bisexuality. See when opposite sexes sleep together it’s heterosexual and when same sex sleep together it’s homosexual. There are only 2 sexes so unless you have both sets of genitals how, so how can one be bisexual?
Most lesbians were turned off by The Kids Are All Right, due to it’s heterosexual sub story. There is NO intellectualizing it. The movie wasn’t about “Family.” It was about one woman and one man destroying a long term lesbian relationship.
How awesome was Black Swan?!
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The Madness has to stop now! Whether or not you are Lesbian or Gay: Don’t worry about what other children think about you. They don’t know anything anyway, they are ignorant children. Editor
Kameron Jacobsen, a 14-year-old from Orange County, New York, took his own life because of Facebook taunts about his perceived sexual orientation, according to sources.
Fox 5 News reports on the loss of Jacobsen, a freshman at Monroe Woodbury High School in the northern edges of the New York metropolitan area. His death follows another suicide of a junior on the football team less than two weeks ago.
Facebook issued a statement about the incidents, according to Fox 5 News.
"We are deeply saddened by the tragic deaths of these students, and our hearts go out to their family and friends,” said Facebook. “These cases serve as a painful reminder of how people can help others who are either bullied or show signs of distress on Facebook. We encourage them to notify us, and we work with third party support groups including the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline to reach out to people who may need help. Our Safety Center also contains resources on how to help people who are in danger of harming themselves. These deaths are a loss to many, and it's critical that we all work together to give hope to teens who may be feeling similarly."
Watch the report.
So much for not posting daily…Oh Well
Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical: Natalie Portman. I LOVE Fan edits and Black Swan is certainly inspiring some cutting edge creations. Enjoy:
Even If Annette Bening wins the Academy Award (Based on the Sympathy Vote) Natalie Portman is undeniably still the better actress this year.
Kate Moss breaks boundaries.by Jul on January 18, 2011
Those in the GLBT community will see this as ‘no biggie,’ but Kate Moss is blazing fire as she graces the cover of LOVE magazine with a cover photo of her kissing a well-known transgender model, Lea T.
Kate has had her struggles, but in the end, she’s coming out on the right side of the issues and using her position to crash down some boundaries.
Anne Hathaway ‘Gleefully’ a lesbian aunt
by Jul on January 18, 2011
When Anne appears it will be only the 2nd epsiode of Glee that I’ve watched. The 1st being the episode with Gwyneth Paltrow, but unfortunately, although Hathaway’s not a lesbian in real life, she’s seemingly overjoyed to play one on television. Anne Hathaway will be joining the cast of Glee for a guest spot as a lesbian aunt to Kurt.
If that isn’t enough to make you love her, she’s actually quit the Catholic Church after her brother came out as gay…saying “Why should I support an organization that has a limited view of my beloved brother?” More importantly why support an organization that covers up sexual abuse of children?!
Amber Rose may be with us (not really) and it’s about time.by Jul on January 16, 2011
Even if not true and a publicity stunt, I’d rather see Amber Rose as a FAKE lesbian than trifling’ Nikki Minaj.
After dating Kanye, Amber Rose has apparently decided to try something new and actually hot. According to the Mail Online, Amber was spotted kissing music video model, Rosa Acosta, after having a nice dinner for two. Clearly, she’s moved up in the world.
The Prettiest Little Liar and Friends:
No No Mrs. Fields and other script issues in PLL.
I know, I know I’ve waited a Loooong time before posting on MAE and I apologize profusely. I was enamored with Natalie’s performance in Black Swan, then stunned by her pregnancy and finally repulsed by the knowledge that she stole or was seduced by her fiancé, who is doing the 21st Century thing by knocking up a wealthy woman in hopes of marrying her.
Do you remember the episode where Maya attends dinner at Emily’s? She told a story of how her parents were married after she and a sibling were born. This shocked Emily’s morally delusional mother.
So I’m wondering how, after Emily’s mom finds pot in Maya’s backpack and reports the girl to her parents.
What I;m wondering is why Maya’s family would sent her to a strict “Juve” reform place? What’s with the histrionics lady? Chill.
Clearly in the original story it was Emily who was sent away so couldn’t the writers think of a better way to remove Maya from the picture?
We’re NOT going to see Maya again until the end of the season so burn these images into your brain:
Ladies Start Your Engines: The Race for Oscar is ON.
Although it may be premature to predict that Portman and Bening are locked in as nominees for best actress until after the BAFTA and SAG awards it seems pretty much seems a done deal that these two will go head to head.
So what will tilt the Academy in Portman’s favor? Well the fact that a DVD Screener version of Black Swan was leaked onto the internet a mere two days after the movie opened nationwide certainly helped to generate buzz for the movie. The same was done for the movie Blue Valentine but there is not much buzz for that movie. Kids didn’t appear online until months after its release.
Or, the fact that Natalie Portman actually studied dance from ages 3 to 12 and again for 1 year studying Ballet for her role as Nina the Ballerina with the borderline personality.
If Bening were to win the award, then as I wrote in an earlier post: It will be awarded because of her (Bening) longevity in the business.
I watched The Kids Are All Right but felt that there was so much that was wrong with that movie.
Sure I appreciated the representation of more mature lesbians onscreen and unfortunately as an individual who had also had been in a long term relationship, I too have felt the sting of the directive to “Stay Together,” because I had been with her for so long.”
So when other lesbian websites and blogs cheerlead for this movie, I wonder why? Particularly since they have youthful readers who definitely come to this blog and then like the children they run run back to their babysitters complaining that URBAN Sapphic “burst” the happily ever after: “Of course your heterosexual affair won’t end our lesbian relationship” dream.
No no no as I wrote before Hollywood has a vested interest in maintaining the illusion that lesbians secretly crave dick. But actions like that which appeared in Kids, well such behavior causes IRREPARABLE damage to the relationship. If such a relationship, were to continue it would never be the same and would be rife with intense distrust.
Considering the average age of their followers and the supposed maturity of the writers of such sites like: Dorothy Surrenders and AfterEllen and She Wired. I believe they have a moral obligation to set an intelligent standard for their readers as to what is acceptable behavior.
Juliana Margolies in Ghost ship.
Yep “The Good Wife” really had me fooled as the sultry Italian cabaret singer aboard the doomed ship. Song is “Senzafine” Performed by my new favorite singer Monica Mancini.
Some of my readers know my weakness for Italian women ala:
I liked this movie, it’s kinda like “The Shining 2: Cruise Control”
Cecil B. DeMille Award
Robert De Niro
Best Motion Picture - Drama
Protozoa Pictures & Cross Creek Pictures & Phoenix; Fox Searchlight Pictures
Paramount Pictures and Relativity Media; Paramount Pictures and Relativity Media
Warner Bros. Pictures UK LTD.; Warner Bros. Pictures
The King's Speech
See-Saw Films and Bedlam Productions; The Weinstein Company
The Social Network
Columbia Pictures; Sony Pictures Releasing
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Halle Berry – Frankie and Alice
Nicole Kidman – Rabbit Hole
Jennifer Lawrence – Winter's Bone
Natalie Portman – Black Swan
Michelle Williams – Blue Valentine
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Jesse Eisenberg – The Social Network
Colin Firth – The King's Speech
James Franco – 127 Hours
Ryan Gosling – Blue Valentine
Mark Wahlberg – The Fighter
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Alice in Wonderland
Walt Disney Pictures; Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
Screen Gems; Sony Pictures Releasing
The Kids Are All Right
Antidote Films, Mandalay Vision, Gilbert Films; Focus Features
di Bonaventura Pictures; Summit Entertainment
GK Films; Sony Pictures Releasing
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Annette Bening – The Kids Are All Right
Anne Hathaway – Love & Other Drugs
Angelina Jolie – The Tourist
Julianne Moore – The Kids Are All Right
Emma Stone – Easy A
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Johnny Depp – Alice in Wonderland
Johnny Depp – The Tourist
Paul Giamatti – Barney's Version
Jake Gyllenhaal – Love & Other Drugs
Kevin Spacey – Casino Jack
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Amy Adams – The Fighter
Helena Bonham Carter – The King's Speech
Mila Kunis – Black Swan
Melissa Leo – The Fighter
Jacki Weaver – Animal Kingdom
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Christian Bale – The Fighter
Michael Douglas – Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps
Andrew Garfield – The Social Network
Jeremy Renner – The Town
Geoffrey Rush – The King's Speech
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Universal Pictures, Illumination Entertainment; Universal Pictures
How To Train Your Dragon
DreamWorks Animation; Paramount Pictures
Django Films, Ciné B and France 3 Cinéma; Sony Pictures Classics
Walt Disney Animation Studios; Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
Toy Story 3
Disney * Pixar; Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
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Biutiful (Mexico, Spain)
The Country of Mexico and The Country of Spain
Menageatroz, Focus Features International; Roadside Attractions
The Concert (France)
The Country of France
An Oï Oï Oï Productions, Les Productions Du Tresor, France 3 Cinema, Europacorp, Castel Films, Panache Productions, RTBF (Belgian Television), BIM Distrubuzione Co., Canal +, Cinecinema and France 3; The Weinstein Company
The Edge (Russia)
The Country of Russia
(Kpaй) Rock Films, Teleshow, Channel One Russia, with the support of Russian Railways
I Am Love (Italy)
The Country of Italy
(IO SONO L’AMORE) First Sun; Magnolia Pictures
In A Better World (Denmark)
The Country of Denmark
(Hævnen) Zentropa Entertainment; Sony Pictures Classics
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Darren Aronofsky – Black Swan
David Fincher – The Social Network
Tom Hooper – The King's Speech
Christopher Nolan – Inception
David O. Russell – The Fighter
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Simon Beaufoy, Danny Boyle - 127 Hours
Christopher Nolan - Inception
Stuart Blumberg, Lisa Cholodenko - The Kids Are All Right
David Seidler - The King's Speech
Aaron Sorkin - The Social Network
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Alexandre Desplat - The King's Speech
Danny Elfman - Alice in Wonderland
A. R. Rahman - 127 Hours
Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross - The Social Network
Hans Zimmer - Inception
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"Bound To You" – Burlesque
Music By: Samuel Dixon
Lyrics By: Christina Aguilera and Sia Furler
"Coming Home" – Country Strong
Music & Lyrics By: Bob DiPiero, Tom Douglas, Hillary Lindsey and Troy Verges
"I See The Light" – Tangled
Music By: Alan Menken
Lyrics By: Glenn Slater
"There's A Place For Us" – The Chronicles Of Narnia: The Voyage Of The Dawn Treader
Music & Lyrics By: Hillary Lindsey, Carrie Underwood and David Hodges
"You Haven't Seen The Last Of Me" – Burlesque
Music & Lyrics By: Diane Warren
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Boardwalk Empire (HBO)
Leverage, Closest to the Hole Productions, Sikelia Productions and Cold Front Productions, HBO Entertainment
Showtime Presents, John Goldwyn Productions, The Colleton Company, Clyde Phillips Productions
The Good Wife (CBS)
CBS Television Studios
Mad Men (AMC)
The Walking Dead (AMC)
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Julianna Margulies – The Good Wife (CBS)
Elisabeth Moss – Mad Men (AMC)
Piper Perabo – Covert Affairs
Katey Sagal – Sons Of Anarchy
Kyra Sedgwick – The Closer (TNT)
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Steve Buscemi – Boardwalk Empire (HBO)
Bryan Cranston – Breaking Bad
Michael C. Hall – Dexter (SHOWTIME)
Jon Hamm – Mad Men (AMC)
Hugh Laurie – House (FOX)
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30 Rock (NBC)
Universal Media Studios in association with Broadway Video and Little Stranger Inc.
The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
Warner Bros. Television
The Big C (Showtime)
Showtime, Sony Pictures Television, Perkins Street Productions, Farm Kid, Original Film
Ryan Murphy Television, Twentieth Century Fox Television
Modern Family (ABC)
Twentieth Century Fox Television
Nurse Jackie (SHOWTIME)
Showtime, Lionsgate Television, Jackson Group Entertainment, Madison Grain Elevator, Inc. & Delong Lumber, Caryn Mandabach Productions
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Toni Collette – United States Of Tara (SHOWTIME)
Edie Falco – Nurse Jackie (SHOWTIME)
Tina Fey – 30 Rock (NBC)
Laura Linney – The Big C (Showtime)
Lea Michele – Glee (FOX)
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Alec Baldwin – 30 Rock (NBC)
Steve Carell – The Office (NBC)
Thomas Jane – Hung (HBO)
Matthew Morrison – Glee (FOX)
Jim Parsons – The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
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Carlos (Sundance C)
Film En Stock and Egoli Tossell Film, Sundance Channel
The Pacific (HBO)
Playtone and DreamWorks in association with HBO Films
Pillars Of The Earth (STARZ)
Starz, Tandem Communications, Muse Entertainment Scott Free Films
Temple Grandin (HBO)
A Ruby Films, Gerson Saines Production, HBO Films
You Don't Know Jack (HBO)
Bee Holder, Cine Mosaic and Levinson/Fontana Productions, HBO Films
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Hayley Atwell – Pillars Of The Earth (STARZ)
Claire Danes – Temple Grandin (HBO)
Judi Dench – Return To Cranford
Romola Garai – Emma
Jennifer Love Hewitt – The Client List
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Idris Elba – Luther
Ian McShane – Pillars Of The Earth (STARZ)
Al Pacino – You Don't Know Jack (HBO)
Dennis Quaid – The Special Relationship
Edgar Ramirez – Carlos (Sundance C)
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Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Hope Davis – The Special Relationship
Jane Lynch – Glee (FOX)
Kelly MacDonald – Boardwalk Empire (HBO)
Julia Stiles – Dexter (SHOWTIME)
Sofia Vergara – Modern Family (ABC)
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Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Scott Caan – Hawaii Five-O
Chris Colfer – Glee (FOX)
Chris Noth – The Good Wife (CBS)
Eric Stonestreet – Modern Family (ABC)
David Strathairn – Temple Grandin (HBO)
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