First: wanna watch tv online? There’s a new show (which I haven’t seen so I can’t attest to the quality) called Lie to Me starring Tim Roth.
Alert viewer Miri tells me, about 20-25 minutes into the pilot the main character gives a secondary character some grief about reading romances – and she shuts him right up.
Yay for smart women on tv reading romance! Thanks Miri!
From Tami, we have… pole dancing. In school. As part of physical fitness.
I can imagine the uproar but in my opinion: awesomely hilarious. I know some of the best, most exclusive gyms in NYC cater solely to exotic dancers and adult film actresses – and their workout regimen is fierce.
From Anita, a link to three AbeBooks about love and romance and erotica. Skip the part where, as Anita says, “romance is dumb but erotica is art” and enjoy the interview with Merlene Lovelace – and some great vintage covers.
Plus, Mary Roach, who wrote
Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers, is interviewed as well, and she’s terribly, wickedly cool.
From SonomaLass, we have… theatre for those of you lucky to be in the Berkeley, California, area: In The Next Room (Or the vibrator play).
If I could see this, I SO would:
In the Next Room (or the vibrator play) illuminates the lives of six lonely people seeking relief from a local doctor—but, despite his expertise with a strange new technology, all they really need is intimacy. It’s a tender tale that takes place in the twilight of the Victorian age, an elegant comedy lit by unexpected sparks from the approaching era of electricity, equality, science and sexuality.
And finally, a bonus weekend video: several people, including Darlene and Lisa, sent me this video, which is too full of sardonic awesome to be missed. 10 Chick Flick Cliches that aren’t in “He’s Just Not That Into You.”
The makeover scene nearly made me snort my water. Ow.