Gerard Damiano, director of the pioneering pornographic film that lent its name to the Watergate whistleblower known as "Deep Throat," has died. He was 80. Damiano died Saturday at a Fort Myers hospital, his son, Gerard Damiano Jr., said Monday. He had suffered a stroke in September.
Thanks to Mike for finding this awesome example of body-paint. It's one in a surrealistic series of creative shots.
I saw a pic of these naked feet fly across a news reader. My goodness. That's a big toe.
When the copy said that elongated digit belonged to Lara Flynn Boyle, I thought for sure someone had photoshopped it. In other shots, from other angles, it looks much more proportional.
But then I found this older shot.
Hmmm. Think of all the things you could do with a toe like that!
Do you take a secret guilty pleasure when you see animals turned into objects of mockery? Does a part of you scream "no, that's so wrong!" while another part of you squeals "OMG, LOLOL!" at the sight of animals duded up in unfortunate costumes?
If so, REJOICE! With Halloween just days away, it's time for that fabulous Oversexed feature so many of you know and love....the ritual humiliation of other-species babies aka Cross-Dressed Pets. I've put together a sweet collection of cats, dogs and other beasties whose parents (or owners, for you literal types) stop at nothing to make us laugh.
Images plucked from various on-line pet shops, blogs and (of course) cuteoverload.com -- mecca for all that is redonkulous.
I'll start with my favorite minimalist look for the season. It's a cat. In a hat.
'course, this cat's hat makes a certain statement (which the Friskies can drives home)
This femme fatale took a Page from Bettie's book.
Why someone would dress their cat to look like the love child of Phil Spector and Iggy Pop, I cannot say.
But I think we all know why cats and devil costumes are a natural fit.
Pumpkin? Plant? Cat O'Lantern?
OK, this is so wrong, so terribly wrong...it could be my other favorite.
Is this the world's most pissed-off rice krispie treat or what?
And let's not forget painted cats. I mean, how could we, even if tried?
Delightfully Silly Dogs
Again, in the category of minimalism that still makes an impact, I bring you cow-dog.
And his rustler:
O sole mio, I think this gondolier must sing for his supper.
Sure, he looks tough, but does he know how to use those handcuffs?
Johnny Depp, eat your heart out.
You Zee me? Of course you Zee me! Zorro demands to be Zeen!
If I only had a brain, I would never be in this predicament.
"Pssst, I heard we get to chew the pigskins after the game!"
Can you figure out where we want to go for Halloween dinner?
I feel pretty. Oh so pretty.
Dysfunctional romance is in the air this year!
Unfortunately, Mini-Bridezilla had to learn the hard way that it takes more than a wedding dress and submissive wetting to get a husband.
Finally, dress-up isn't just for cats and dogs...
Even if you can't dress 'em up, they can still enjoy a bit of Halloween fun.
And don't forget: be good to your pets and they will reward you with unbearable cuteness for years to come.
Have you ever wondered what somebody looks like under their clothes? I'm guessing you have! Well, so have researchers at Brown University. That's why they've developed some fancy software that creates models of what people look like naked based only on pictures of them in their clothes.
Fascinating news from Australia, where scientists have discovered more evidence to support the theory that transgenderism has a genetic basis.
Australian researchers have identified a significant link between a gene involved in testosterone action and male-to-female transsexualism. DNA analysis from 112 male-to-female transsexual volunteers showed they were more likely to have a longer version of the androgen receptor gene. The genetic difference may cause weaker testosterone signals, the team reported in Biological Psychiatry. Link
Is it still a man's world? Fuck yes. Especially when it comes to juicy free images that appeal to a het female. Most straight porn is, of course, produced for men, and focuses more on women and the things they do with men. Most femdom porn includes...a femdom! I love seeing guys being put through their paces but frankly, the presence of another FemDom kills the buzz for me. My favorite kind of male porn is just images of naked men. Bonus if they look submissive but not required -- my mind can always find a way to get them into humiliation situations. But I want to see naked men! Naked as blue-jays.
Which is why gay porn is only a partial solution to this dearth of dirty images of penis-people for women. Problems are (a) you usually have to join a gay porn site to see anything worthwhile and don't know IF there's anything worthwhile until you join, and (b) gay porn caters to gay fantasies, not the stuff a het woman necessarily finds hot. While there is plenty of overlap between the stuff I fantasize about and the stuff gay men fantasize about, there are qualitative differences in porn tastes. For example, I don't want to see hairless twinks pouting provocatively. I am so bored with shaved balls I could scream. Perhaps it's my age speaking -- or more likely a mild hair fetish -- but I've always found pubic hair on men to be SEXY. Similarly, as cute as men may be in their early 20s, I want adult men -- hairy, wrinkled, imperfect and real-looking adult males. And while it's super-hot to imagine coercing two men into a hot scene (yum), gay men who can't wait to dive into each others' orifices are just not the same kind of thrill. Especially when you know they'd probably rather not have a woman anywhere in the vicinity.
I decided to do a little search on eBay this week to see what kind of naked male images I might find for sale in the form of posters, paintings, postcards, etc. Not surprisingly, most were by/for gay males. Nonetheless, because these were all more artistic and creative efforts, they definitely held more interest for me than most of what I see on porn sites. (Even the 20-something guy on the plate at least has a real bush of pubes.) Any other women agree? I'll list artist names where they were available.
The oldest image I found dates from the 19th century and is credited to Henry Bosdet.
My kind of dinner plate, by artist Jack Pierson.
No attribution, but a nice painting of a leather man.
Interesting and strange, artists in China are feeding endless numbers of erotic portraits to eBay consumers, including ones specifically geared to gay tastes. Here are two really sweet paintings by Chinese artists.
Finally, though this is about as gay as it gets, oh, well, these men just look so pretty and so hot, and doing their thing on a beach like that....well, they surely couldn't mind TOO much of a woman stopped to admire. Painting by Troy Caperton.
If you haven't seen it, you might want to watch (on Netflix) or buy the DVD (coming in December) of the CBS series "Swingtown." A summer replacement show, the series is set in mid-70s Chicago, and focuses on a group of married couples who get involved in the swing scene. It's not as glam as Sex in the City or as addictive as House, but it's one of the few network shows aimed at a sexually liberal adult audience. Naturally, the show's sensitive exploration of swinging in America has freaked out conservative Christian viewers who immediately launched protests and demanded that the show be canceled. The usual suspects -- the American Family Association and the Parents Television -- have been spearheading this effort. With ratings mixed and a couple of big advertisers chickening out in response to pressure from Wildmon's followers, the fate of the show is now up in the air, as CBS tries to decide whether or not to cave. (You can read more about it on Wiki.)
Fans of the show have organized a drive to get CBS to put the show back on the air. Even if you aren't a fan of the show, please consider lending support to this drive in the interest of free speech and Sign the Swingtown Petition.