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Scully and Mulder Together at Last?

Are Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny together?

The body of her relationship with long-time boyfriend Mark Griffiths wasn’t even cold when rumors started to circulate that actress Gillian Anderson was dating her former X Files co-star David Duchovny. According to gossip site Celebrity Dirty Laundry, Scully and Mulder have been shacking up in his L.A. home. … Continue Reading

A Different Kind of Romcom

August 3, 2012 Culture, Film No Comments

Missing Miranda

This is a story about a girl and a boy who meet at the restaurant where the girl works. Enjoying their connection, the boy comes back time and again to share conversation over a meal until the day he arrives and finds out the girl has quit, leaving him no way to contact her. As they go their own ways seeking self-actualization, their paths overlap — but only so much. They share friendships and have a handful of close encounters without a clue as to how close their paths are entwined. Will they meet again? … Continue Reading

Review: Portrait of a Call Girl

January 24, 2012 Culture, Film, porn, Reviews No Comments

Portrait of a Call Girl

Best director, best actress, best feature — these are the awards the porn feature Portrait of a Call Girl scored at the AVNs last week. We got curious, so we decided to take a look at how the legal aspect of the sex industry understood its marginalized twin. … Continue Reading

Foreplay Meets Happy Hour

November 28, 2011 Culture, drinks, Film, Noms No Comments

Ali Carter in a whipped cream bikini

Ali Carter in a whipped cream bikini in Varsity Blues. We can’t remember what the movie was about, but we will never forget the whipped cream bikini. It looks awkward now, laughable. We’ve graduated from cherry-nipples and a huge triangle-shaped covering down there.

Lucky for us, whipped cream has graduated, too. … Continue Reading

Team Edward: Explained

February 7, 2011 Culture, Film, News, Research No Comments

Team Edward: Explained

When confronted with reminders of their mortality, people have been shown to play up their cultural views, belittle opposing views, and reinforce their self-esteem. In studying these effects, the question of how thoughts of death affected the libido came up.

An initial study in Israel involving 40 men and 36 women found that thinking about death led the men to say that they’d be more likely to hookup with a stranger at a bar than the control group, which had thought about a visit to the dentist. This, curiously, was not the case for the women in the experiment. … Continue Reading

Directors Hate Sex Scenes

January 31, 2011 Culture, Film No Comments

Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis sex scene in Black Swan

The Sexy Beast is right to put Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis at the top of their list of hottest lesbian scenes in film — the scene between them in Black Swan really is something to talk about.

Not as hot as, say, Gia, but you’d have to be crazy to watch Gia for the sex given the subject matter. We won’t ruin it for you. Go Netflix it. Anyway, guess who wasn’t crazy about this scene? … Continue Reading

A Stripclub Movie To Rule Them All

August 23, 2010 Culture, Film No Comments

Our friend George Griffith has been slaving on From The Head, what could possibly be the indie flick of the year, about a bathroom attendant in a New York City stripclub based on Griffith’s own experiences in the mid-90s.

The film, an afternoon in the life of bathroom attendant Shoes, played by Griffith himself, features some 60 other characters, among whom, the Variety is reporting, are Scream‘s Matthew Lillard and The Big Lebowski‘s Jon Polito. … Continue Reading

RE: Those Hollywood Chauvinist Dogs

May 13, 2010 Culture, Film 5 Comments

We’re all about men and women having the freedom to do what they desire with their lives and praised when they make great achievements. The field is more even today than it was fifty years ago, but there are still several issues that make our feminism come out all claws and teeth.

And then there are things that just bug us, like this piece on Ms. about gender politics on Iron Man 2. The post summarizes the gender lessons imparted by the film, which we paraphrase here:

Men don’t cry, they scream. They like power tools, technology, and weapons, not talking. Men are big wheels and lone gunmen. Men need to leave a legacy and build a better future and the best way to do this is via weapons, wealth and womanizing. Men’s sexism is funny and endearing. Men are so fabulous at business, they can successfully privatize world peace. Real men think the liberal agenda is boring. Men will always need to be in the theater of war and might as well turn their bodies into weapons.

Women are for dancing, either around poles or on stage as props. They should always be scantily clad, wear make-up well, balance on very high-heels and generally perform femininity to the delight of the male audience. Women are objects whose most important asset is their bodies, which are weak. Women are petty and jealous but also ready to be walked on.

OK, look. The movie wasn’t a shining example of girl power, but look at anything long enough and you will find something wrong with it. We here at Sex and the 405 believe that a lot more could be accomplished if people took the time to create better options instead of tearing apart those that exist. At least make mention of films that, to the author, better illustrate the message of gender equality?

It’s so easy to rip something apart. Building is a whole other thing altogether.

Image from Critical Film Condition. Commentary in response to Ms. magazine.

LOLz: Avatar Sex (Animation)

January 24, 2010 Culture, Film, SciFet, web 2 Comments

You guys must think we’re a bunch of geeks obsessed with alien sex. Congrats! You’re totally right.

Anyway, check out what we found during a cursory stroll of teh intarwebs:

The scene was created by Harry Partridge. His comments regarding the project as they appeared on NewGrounds:

I wanted to make this due to the fact it bugged me in the movie that Jake managed to nail Neytiri with little to no knowledge of Na’vi mating practices. I mean, I’m assuming it’s pretty similar, but considering they have magic hair veins that connect with nature, there’s obviously some pretty big anatomical differences… Wow, there’s people starving in Ireland and it’s stuff like THAT which keeps me up at night.

Us, too, dude. Us, too.

Video by Harry Partridge, via RandomPictures.

Avatar Sex Fail

January 11, 2010 Culture, Film 1 Comment

Late last month we reported on the sex scene in Avatar that was removed (but will appear in the special edition DVD). Gawker is reporting that Movieline has found the scene in the script posted online by Fox.

Presenting the ultimate exercise in dick-softening purple prose:

I really wish I had waited for the DVD. Ugh.

Information from Gawker, which officially ruins everything. And yet I can’t stop reading.

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Gamers Won’t Be Seduced, Will Stare At Random Cleav Instead

That Steam allows the objectification and sexualization of female characters in a variety of its games but refuses to accept a game about actually engaging with women in a more interactive fashion is astonishingly backward.

FetLife Is Not Safe for Users

That the site doesn’t take measures to protect user content and has shown incompetence or negligence in regard to user privacy, all the while prohibiting victims from warning others about predatory behavior creates an environment where it is nearly impossible for members of the community to take care of themselves and one another. By enabling FetLife to continue espousing a code of silence, allowing the spinning self-created security issues as “attacks,” and not pointing out how disingenuous FetLife statements about safety are, we are allowing our community to become a breeding ground for exploitation.

Why You Should Vote No On Prop 35

Should people who benefit (parents, siblings, children, roommates!) from the earnings of “commercial sex acts” (any sexual conduct connected to the giving or receiving of something of value) be charged with human trafficking? Should someone who creates obscene material that is deemed “deviant” be charged as with human trafficking? Should someone who profits from obscene materials be charged with human trafficking? Should people transporting obscene materials be charged with human trafficking? Should a person who engages in sex with someone claiming to be above the age of consent or furnishing a fake ID to this effect be charged with human trafficking? What if I told you the sentences for that kind of conviction were eight, 14 or 20 years in prison, a fine not to exceed $500,000, and life as a registered sex offender?

Pretty and Calls Herself a Geek? Attention Whore!

If you are a woman, you might be given a chance to prove yourself in this community. Since there is no standard definition of what a “geek” is and it will vary from one judge to the next anyway, chances of failing are high (cake and grief counseling will be available after the conclusion of the test!). If you somehow manage to succeed, you’ll be tested again and again by anyone who encounters you until you manage to establish yourself like, say, Felicia Day. But even then, you’ll be questioned. As a woman, your whole existence within the geek community will be nothing but a series of tests — if you’re lucky. If you aren’t lucky, you’ll be harassed and threatened and those within the culture will tacitly agree that you deserve it.

Cuddle Chemical? Moral Molecule? Not So Fast

Zak’s original field, it turns out, is economics, a far cry from the hearts and teddy bears we imagine when we consider his nickname. But after performing experiments on generosity, Zak stumbled on the importance of trust in interactions, which led him, rather inevitably, to research about oxytocin. Oxytocin, you might remember, is a hormone that has been linked previously to bonding — between mothers and children primarily, but also between partners. What Zak has done is take the research a step further, arguing in his recent book, The Moral Molecule, that oxytocin plays a role in determining whether we are good or evil.

How to Avoid Pissing off a Stripper

Let’s talk about the strippers. Whether they like to be half-naked or not, whether they enjoy turning you on or not, there’s one thing they all have in common: they’re working. Whether you think that taking one’s clothes off for money is a great choice of career is really beside the point (is it a possibility for you to make $500 per hour at your job without a law degree? Just asking). These women are providing fantasy, yes, but that is their job. And as a patron of the establishment where they work, you need to treat them like you would anyone else who provides a service to you.

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