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    And then the guy who swung on Harvey didn't have to pay for another drink all weekend.

    Holy shit. If the Kirk Douglas shit came out now....
    At my core, I think we're gonna be OK.

    Barack Hussein Obama

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    Coming as a shock to all of no one, Franco story is out. Not sure how he didn't go down in flames after being caught trying to get with a girl who he knew was underage a few years ago.

    http://www.latimes.com/business/holl...htmlstory.html



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    James Franco reviewed 12 Years a Slave and had the wrong take.

    This is Fassbender’s film. I don’t say that because the other actors don’t give equally strong performances; it has less to do with the work by the actors and more to do with the way the characters are framed and the kind of material they are given to perform. (As a contrast watch Fassbender in The Councilor and see him in a passive role. He didn’t suddenly turn into a lesser actor—he filmed it immediately after Twelve Years a Slave—but he was given a part that doesn’t take action, he just sits and suffers.) If this is, in fact, a movie about Epps the slave owner as much as Northup the slave, what does that mean for the audience? We get to watch an incredible actor behave like a monster and we like it, we love it, because he is so charming, and handsome. We like watching humans get beaten, and if such beatings are framed in the right way, in this case, in an important film about American history, then we will lap up all that brutality and want more. I know I did. I watched it two nights in a row. I love this film. I’m beguiled by it.
    I haven't taken graduate level psych courses, but this seems to say a lot more about Franco than McQueen's filmmaking.

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    We get to watch an incredible actor behave like a monster and we like it, we love it, because he is so charming, and handsome. We like watching humans get beaten, and if such beatings are framed in the right way, in this case, in an important film about American history, then we will lap up all that brutality and want more. I know I did.


    So yeah, I don't think that's a normal response. At all. Ever. If I had a friend who told me they had this reaction, I would be mortified and immediately reassess that friendship.

    Big Little Lies was wonderful. Having been witness to and victim of DV, how well Skarsgård played an abuser was fucking terrifying and made me shudder. I had such a hard time watching his scenes because it was too real. I felt sick so many times watching that show. HE DID IT SO WELL. He's handsome and charming. But I did not want more, I did not lap it up, I did not like it.

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    And can we discuss how racist it is that his takeaway from THAT movie was that it was the white dude's movie? Honestly, I don't even really remember him in it. He was such an archetype of slave owner that it wasn't anything revelatory to me. Maybe he gave a stunning performance that I don't remember, but ... it's still just a piece of a real black man's story brought to you by black men.

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    I must say, of all the people exposed after Weinstein and Spacey, Franco may be the one I'm least surprised about. It's kind of been a known fact for ages that he's a disgusting creep, right?

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    I Made the Pizza Cinnamon Rolls from Mario Batali’s Sexual Misconduct Apology Letter

    It's poignant, it's funny, it's insightful.

    I make my own, because I’m a woman, and for us there are no fucking shortcuts. We spend 25 years working our asses off to be the most qualified Presidential candidate in U.S. history and we get beaten out by a sexual deviant who likely needs to call the front desk for help when he’s trying to order pornos in his hotel room.

    Donald Trump is President, so I’m making the goddamn dough by scratch.

    ...

    The pizza dough does not mix well with the sweetness. The icing is sickly sweet, the rolls themselves oddly savory. I was right about the texture – the dough is too tough. I hate them, but I keep eating them. Like I’m somehow destroying Batali’s shitty sexist horcrux in every bite.

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    Dan Harmon was fucking horrible to a writer who rejected him after two years of sexual harassment. Full account here, along with his 10-minute apology, which the writer, Megan Ganz, says she accepts

    I think this is the first time there has been a seemingly sincere apology and someone owning up to what they did, and not trying to brush it off as misunderstanding, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrotherNamedErised View Post
    Wahlberg is a vile, disgusting human being. It wouldn't surprise me to find that this is his doing.
    It was.


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    Oh my god what a dick. Which we knew.

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    Two big stories today.



    Wahlberg: You can think what you like about how sincere his motives were, but to me the biggest story here is that this is a triumph of activism. The response to this story was so intense that Wahlberg either had his conscience stirred or was scared shitless. Either way $2M. Yay!

    Dushku: Jesus. This is an ugly story; she goes into a lot of detail of grooming, etc. Obviously, trigger warnings apply. If you’re a Buffy person, the ending could choke you up a bit.
    At my core, I think we're gonna be OK.

    Barack Hussein Obama

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    It's ok that he finally did the right thing, but Wahlburg has a long history of doing the WRONG thing. It's hard to give him an attaboy when it's not like he's finally woke.

    Speaking of Massholes who need to be quiet and go away for a little...


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    Who the fuck does Neeson think he is? Sean Connery?
    At my core, I think we're gonna be OK.

    Barack Hussein Obama

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    I went on a date with Aziz Ansari. It turned into the worst night of my life.

    This one is graphic in places, so be careful reading.

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    Jesus Christ. That one was unexpected from me.

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