Dynamite Entertainment has announced that the iconic Pinup Queen Bettie Page, who lit the pop culture world on fire more than sixty years ago, is returning in comic book form courtesy of writer David Avallone and artist Colton Worley. With the debut issue set for release in July, Bettie Page #1 will bring the heat […]
5 June 2017
Hint: They’re Not All Superheroes. Or Women
OK, So We’ll Start in Themyscira
Because, Wonder Woman. But, seriously, the film also set a record as the highest single day gross for a movie directed by a woman EVER. And the biggest opening day for a female comic book superhero film. Oh, and the biggest opening weekend for a film directed by a woman.
And, according to a Forbes article Saturday morning, recapping opening day:
Fun fact, had men been barred from Wonder Woman screenings last night, the film still would have grossed more than the entire opening weekend of King Arthur: Legend of the Sword.
These Gorgeous Photos from World War II
Because men can be pin ups too.
From a new book published by Taschen.
That’s Montgomery Clift, Honey!
The amazing 1961 film The Misfits was on cable the other night. Clark Gable, Montgomery Clift, Eli Wallach, and, of course, Marilyn Monroe. I’ve loved the film since I was a kid.
The showing was part of a Turner Classics Movie Spotlight on Clark Gable, who died just days after filming completed in November 1960 at age 59. It was the last film completed by both Gable and Monroe.
The Google Doodle from June 3rd
Celebrating the incomparable Josephine Baker.
We’re Remembering this Memorial Day
First Up: The Good News
We were so glad to hear that Laura Jayne Ketchum was found safe.
But Then, Manchester
The terror attack on Manchester, as many have argued, was an assault not only on Western freedoms, but also specifically on young women and Ariana Grande’s message of feminism and empowerment.
The youngest victim was eight years old.
Hatred Breeds Terrorism
Yes, we’re taking a serious turn here, but the Manchester attack was horrifying.
But it’s also symptomatic of the toxic political climate we’re currently encountering from fundamentalist groups and many political leaders here in the US. Terrorism extends beyond a person’s religious ideology or skin color. It’s fed by ideologues, and based in hatred, fear, and bigotry. A desire not to honor the aesthetics of the past, but to go back to a time when only certain members of society had privileges. A desire to diminish people.
We just want to be completely clear: girls and women matter. Period.
But Kudos to Ariana
In the wake of the tragedy, Ariana Grande didn’t back down. She instead announced a benefit concert in Manchester for the victims.
The compassion, kindness, love, strength and oneness that you’ve shown one another this past week is the exact opposite of the heinous intentions it must take to pull off something as evil as what happened Monday. YOU are the opposite.
Date to be announced.
AKA Girl Power. AKA Fourth Wave Feminism.
It’s Not Up to You to Say What Is… and Isn’t… Empowering
A former videographer in the burlesque world got a little bit of a pushback on Facebook when he tried to say that burlesque can’t be feminist and empowering because women are taking off their clothes and men look at them. Oh, and he’s protecting his six-year-old daughter.
I’m not posting the link to his page because he doesn’t need any more attention.
But here are my main points in rebuttal:
- No one has any right to tell anyone else what that individual finds empowering … or not.
- When you say, “I like you but I can’t condone what you do” you ARE attempting to silence or shame that person.
(steps off soapbox, ends rant)
Speaking of Lists (steps back on soapbox)
Glad to clear that up for you. h/t Gal Gadot
BTW, Dick Pics? Isn’t that so 2012???
But at least one artist found a way to respond.
Reminder 2,822 that Beauty Knows No Age Barriers
Yazemeenah Rossi is GORGEOUS at any age (she’s 61).
Artist Xaviera Lopez. CHECK OUT HER INSTAGRAM!!!
Number 51. The Photos Have It….
If You Don’t Know Bellocq…
His photographs of New Orleans prostitutes are stunning.
I would love to own one of these pieces of history.
Vintage Air Travel
Recreation, but still…
For Some Reason Our Tumblr Stats are BOOMING
Like this photo-realistic painting by Our Rumbling Queen.
Because it WAS Mother’s Day…
We were rocking it over on Instagram.
Number 50. It’s a Milestone….
We’re all about being badass…
But we’re nothing like the World War II teen who seduced and killed Nazis.
Seriously, Wonder Woman doesn’t do diet bars…
What the hell Warner Brothers? Lesson A in product partnering: don’t pair with something that completely contradicts the brand you’re promoting.
But apparently she has breasts…
Just in case anyone was wondering why she dresses the way she does.
Oh, yeah, that’s just us on a podcast…
Thanks, Bare Bones Film! It was a blast, Wayne.
And this one.
Because, golden anniversary.
It’s Derby Day and I’m officially working here.
All photos from Getty Images.
Must start with mint juleps…
Then add feathers.
A fascinator is always fascinating.
Then add roses….
Even more roses…
And add a pony, just in case yours comes in out of the money.
It’s the Super Bowl of Fashion. And who cares about the theme. The DRESSES.
Here’s what I’m loving tonight. All photos via The New York Times.
Continuing my Janelle Monae girl crush.
And then, Rita Orr…. ravishing in red.
The structure of this number.
So much this….. Note how Future’s tie ties into Jourdan Dunn’s train.
I’d be wearing a see through jumpsuit too if I could rock it like Halle Berry.
Everything about this is on point.
Boyz, Boyz, Boyz….
There’s something about men in makeup…
He’s a unicorn….
Even when they try that all “just pop on the lashes” thing…
Because it’s NOT. THAT. EASY.
The father who makes princess dresses.
Can’t forget John Waters
Scotch, cigars and burlesque??? Sign me up for THIS summer camp.
This. (not a) GIF.
I’d like to to thank the Internet and the bloggers that brought homophobic football fans and armchair tattoo critiques to my door. I am happy with the results and so is the client. You may not understand why someone would want a hunky football player tattoo, but tattooing is personal. This tattoo is a celebration of identity, home, and team. That’s it! Hate and bigotry are not welcome here.
Love this series of interviews from the Nylon Swish
I’m often asked if women actually wear stockings as part of their daily outfits. Many people assume that women only wear them for boudoir photoshoots, or just for fun in the bedroom. I’m told that women don’t really wear stockings for daily wear because they are outdated, expensive and inconvenient for the wearer. However I […]