Italian women have mastered the look of the sophisticated bombshell. It’s not easy to be super sexy, yet elegant at the same time—it’s a delicate balance—but if you can pull it off, you can take over the world.
Clearly, if life from another planet ever came to earth, it would be a sexy female alien wanting to fuck you to death. Kristen Cochrane looks back at the femme fetale alien trope in film, and how Under the Skin flipped the script and harnessed the “alien gaze” ;)
Three videos of the god that is Fran Lebowitz spilling her wisdom on being gay, having kids (or not), and making art that will surely cure your hangover.
Over the past century, countless films have featured the character of the “hooker with a heart of gold.” How come? Kristen Cochrane looks back at film history—specifically at Pretty Woman—to show why this theme is actually degrading to sex workers.
Kristen Cochrane examines the vaporwave aesthetics of new film, The Neon Demon, and makes an argument for why the color pink can be transgressive.
Predictably, misogynistic bros on the internet are whining about the new Ghostbusters movie that stars four women. Some are saying the new film will “ruin their childhoods,” which were devoted to Ghostbusters’ male characters. But it is possible for a movie to retrospectively ruin a misogynist’s childhood? Matthew Cull says… maybe.
In films and on TV, it’s extremely rare to see a brown guy portrayed as sexy, or playing the love interest. Instead, he’s usually nerdy AF or blowing something up. Myisha Soraya discusses why this is fucking annoying.
Franco says he doesn’t engage in gay sexual behavior or desires (as far as we know), but he’s always making gay work. It makes you wonder: What makes a person “queer” anyway? By Kristen Cochrane.
Todd Haynes’ Carol is a film that not only shows the female gaze, but a gaze of female desire towards other women. Kristen Cochrane explores this, as well as other aspects of the same-sex relationship portrayed in this beautiful new film.
For my latest Vogue piece, I did a recap of all the best sex stuff that happened in 2015 (aka the year that LOVE WON) from the year’s sexiest movies, to the best TED Talk on relationships, to the pop culture icons who are revolutionizing the way we think about sexual identity. Read it HERE :) – Karley Sciortino