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The Best Sex Scenes of the 21st Century Ranked, From ‘Y Tu Mamá También’ to ‘Call Me by Your Name’

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The Best Sex Scenes of the 21st Century Ranked, From ‘Y Tu Mamá También’ to ‘Call Me by Your Name’
What makes a sex scene sexy? More to the point, what makes a sex scene good? That’s become an especially thorny question in recent years, with detailed accounts of what goes on behind the scenes of movies we love complicating our relationship with their most memorable moments (we’re looking at you, “Blue Is the Warmest Color”). And though we’re ever so slowly moving away from the male gaze serving as the default perspective on love, sex, and everything between, there’s still a long way to go.

Read More:The 25 Best Sexy Movies of the 21st Century, From ‘Y Tu Mamá También’ to ‘Blue is the Warmest Color

Still, there’s been a lot to celebrate over the last 17 years. A number of sex-positive, Lgbtq-friendly, and otherwise forward-thinking filmmakers have directed scenes that are as steamy as they are moving. There’s nothing missionary about the movies below — S&M,
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After Al Franken Resigns, Calls for President to Step Down Flood Twitter: ‘Trump Must Go!’

After Al Franken Resigns, Calls for President to Step Down Flood Twitter: ‘Trump Must Go!’
Twitter was divided on Thursday as people voiced their approval — or disappointment — over Sen. Al Franken’s resignation amid multiple allegations of sexual misconduct.

Much like Franken himself did in his emotional Senate-floor speech, many tweeters pointed out the irony that the Minnesota Democrat was forced to resign over his alleged actions while other politicians who have been accused of sexual misconduct — including President Donald Trump and embattled Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore — have not faced consequences. (Trump and Moore have denied the allegations against them.)

Actress Ellen Barkin showed support for Franken while decrying Democrats for their part in his resignation,
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Charlie Rose Allegedly Made Intern Watch Maggie Gyllenhaal’s ‘Secretary’ S&M Sex Scene

Charlie Rose Allegedly Made Intern Watch Maggie Gyllenhaal’s ‘Secretary’ S&M Sex Scene
Sarah Gordon, a former intern on PBS’ “The Charlie Rose Show,” has accused the program’s host of sexual harassment. In an interview with MSNBC, Gordon says Charlie Rose invited her to his apartment in 2002 and asked her to watch a scene from the movie “Secretary” in which the lead character, played by actress Maggie Gyllenhaal, engages in S&M with her boss (James Spader).

Read More:Charlie Rose’s ‘CBS This Morning’ Co-Host Gayle King on Harassment Allegations: ‘You Still Have to Report the News’

“I proceeded to go into the living room and he said I want to show you this scene from this movie,” Gordon said. “He said, ‘Have a seat, relax’ and he proceeded to turn on the film ‘Secretary,’ which is a sexually involved film, involving S&M unfortunately. I guess some people are really into this. I’m not.”

Secretary,” directed by Steven Shainberg,
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Former Charlie Rose Intern: He Made Me Watch S&M Scene in Maggie Gyllenhaal’s ‘Secretary’

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Former Charlie Rose Intern: He Made Me Watch S&M Scene in Maggie Gyllenhaal’s ‘Secretary’
The latest wrinkle in the unraveling of broadcaster Charlie Rose’s career is a kinky one: A former intern for PBS’ “The Charlie Rose Show” has said he invited her to his apartment in 2002 and asked her to watch the S&M scene in Maggie Gyllenhaal’s movie “Secretary.” “I proceeded to go into the living room and he said I want to show you this scene from this movie,” former intern Sarah Gordon told MSNBC on Wednesday. “He said, ‘Have a seat, relax’ and he proceeded to turn on the film ‘Secretary,’ which is a sexually involved film, involving S&M unfortunately,
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Charlie Rose’s ‘CBS This Morning’ Co-Host Gayle King on Harassment Allegations: ‘You Still Have to Report the News’

Charlie Rose’s ‘CBS This Morning’ Co-Host Gayle King on Harassment Allegations: ‘You Still Have to Report the News’
When Gayle King booked her Tuesday night appearance on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” weeks ago, the “CBS This Morning” co-host and O Magazine editor-at-large was prepared to chat about “Oprah’s Favorite Things,” best friend Oprah Winfrey’s annual super-luxe wish list. But, as King sagely noted during the episode, things change…and fast. Initially imagined as a fluffy, fun, holiday-ready segment, King instead was tasked with talking about the very recent firing of her former co-host Charlie Rose, who had been ousted from CBS for allegations of sexual harassment mere hours before King took the “Late Show” stage.

“I came this close to canceling,” King admitted when she first came out.

Read More:Charlie Rose Fired By CBS and PBS, As ‘This Morning’ Co-Anchors Norah O’Donnell and Gayle King Address Allegations On Air

Colbert, however, was quick to compliment the anchor for her and co-anchor Norah
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John Lasseter, Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Chief Creative Officer, Accused of Misconduct

John Lasseter, Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Chief Creative Officer, Accused of Misconduct
John Lasseter has been accused of misconduct by insiders at Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios. In an article published by The Hollywood Reporter, insiders say Lasseter has been known to make unwanted advances on female employees. Rashida Jones, who co-wrote “Toy Story 4,” reportedly left the project early after Lasseter made an unwanted advance.

Read More:Melissa Gilbert Says Oliver Stone Made Her Audition for ‘The Doors’ With ‘Humiliating’ Sex Scene

One longtime Pixar employee told THR that Lasseter has been known for “grabbing, kissing, [and] making comments about physical attributes” to female employees. Another insider says women working at Pixar “knew to turn their heads quickly when encountering him to avoid his kisses.” One woman shared a story that took place 15 years ago in which Lasseter made an inappropriate physical advance on another employee.

“She was bent over and [had her arm] across her thigh,” he says. “The best I can describe
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Maggie Gyllenhaal Bio: In Her Own Words – Video Exclusive, News, Photos

Margalit Ruth Gyllenhaal, better known as Maggie Gyllenhaal, is an American actress best known for her roles in the films Donnie Darko (2001), Secretary (2002) and The Dark Knight (2008), as well as the television series The Honorable Woman (2014) and The Deuce (2017). She was born in New York City to filmmaker Stephen Gyllenhaal and writer-producer Naomi Foner Gyllenhaal. Gyllenhaal is of Swedish, English, Russian […]

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The Great British Bake Off 2017, episode three – as it happened

Bread week in the tent. Who proved themselves, and who crashed and burned?

9.16pm BST

What a week! Noel is now having a ball, Steven, like all Hollywood villains has proved himself more deadly now his weakness has been exposed, and Julia has established herself as a plucky Jedi with a double-sided dong for a lightsaber.

I’m fully into this series thanks to this week, the first superb episode in the new run. Many, many thanks for your scandalous additions Btl, plus insult-y lookalikes. See you again next time, and tell your friends! Much more fun when it’s a party.

9.13pm BST

Yes, dappy Julia and her snowy cocks. Highly deserved and almost un-broadcastable. Don’t put your head in that oven, Steven!

As we suspected, Flo to go. In the final equation, Vera just was not Duckworthy enough. Back to her boys she goes.

9.11pm BST

Meanwhile,
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The 25 Best Performances Not Nominated for an Oscar in the 21st Century, From Kristen Stewart to Andy Serkis

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The 25 Best Performances Not Nominated for an Oscar in the 21st Century, From Kristen Stewart to Andy Serkis
Awards aren’t everything, but no one ever complained about having their hard work recognized. Consider that the impetus behind this list, which looks beyond awards season to shine a spotlight on the performances that have most affected us — if not necessarily the Academy — over the last 17 years. Some were contenders that got snubbed, while others were too out-there to ever be considered; all are worth praising.

Many others were and are, too — so many, in fact, that 25 spots weren’t enough for them all. Consider Denis Lavant’s bravura turn in “Holy Motors” or Maggie Gyllenhaal’s brilliant work in “Secretary,” among so many others, and remember that the first nine months of every moviegoing year feature plenty of performances worth remembering.

25. Jeon Do-yeon, “Secret Sunshine”

Lee Chang-dong movies abound in stellar performances — see also Yoon Jeong-hee in “Poetry” and Sol Kyung-gu and Moon So-ri in “Oasis” — but none
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Steve Bannon: 6 Things to Know About President Trump’s Chief Strategist Who Was Ousted from the White House

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Steve Bannon: 6 Things to Know About President Trump’s Chief Strategist Who Was Ousted from the White House
Steve Bannon once got top billing within Donald Trump‘s administration and served at the embattled president’s side during the early days of his leadership. Now, Bannon is saying goodbye to the White House.

“White House Chief of Staff John Kelly and Steve Bannon have mutually agreed today would be Steve’s last day,” Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders confirmed in a statement on Friday. “We are grateful for his service and wish him the best.”

The news came as a shock to some considering the former Breitbart News executive chairman had served as the White House Chief Strategist and Trump’s senior counselor.
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Maggie Gyllenhaal Is Fighting Sexism In Film and TV By Becoming a Producer

Maggie Gyllenhaal Is Fighting Sexism In Film and TV By Becoming a Producer
When Jessica Chastain condemned cinematic portrayals of women after spending 10 days as a Cannes Film Festival juror, Maggie Gyllenhaal had deja vu: She had a similar experience as a member of the Berlin International Film Festival’s jury in February. After watching 25 movies in two weeks, the actress grew frustrated.

“There were some amazing performances by women, but one of them was about this woman obsessed with her lover, and in two others, the women were mentally ill,” she said. “So I really related to what Jessica Chastain said. In my life, I think there have been very few representations of women that feel like something I can actually recognize as relating to my experience.”

Now, as a producer on both of her upcoming projects, she’s finding a new way to address that challenge.

Gyllenhaal was speaking from the set of “The Kindergarten Teacher,” the second film from writer-director Sara Colangelo,
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Maggie Gyllenhaal to Star in Sara Colangelo’s “The Kindergarten Teacher”

Maggie Gyllenhaal in “The Honourable Woman

Maggie Gyllenhaal is stepping into the classroom. The Oscar-nominated actress has signed on to topline “The Kindergarten Teacher,” a film based on a critically acclaimed 2014 Israeli drama of the same name. Deadline reports that “Little Accidents” writer-director Sara Colangelo is adapting the script and will helm the project.

The “Secretary” star will play Lisa Spinelli, a Staten Island-based teacher who feels increasingly numb as a result of thinking that her life is mundane. “When she discovers what may be a prodigious five-year old poet in her class, she becomes obsessed with the child and his talent — risking her career, family, and freedom,” Deadline summarizes.

Scheduled to start filming July 10 in New York, the feature is being produced by Gyllenhaal, Pie FilmsTalia Kleinhendler, and Maven Pictures co-founders Trudie Styler and Celine Rattray.

Gyllenhaal is a three-time Golden Globe nominee who won in 2015 for her role in Sundance TV’s miniseries “The Honourable Woman.” She also earned an Emmy nod for the role. Gyllenhaal received an Oscar nod in 2010 for “Crazy Heart.”

Back in 2015 the “Secretary” star made headlines for speaking candidly about aging in Hollywood. “I’m 37, and I was told recently I was too old to play the lover of a man who was 55,” she said. “It was astonishing to me. It made me feel bad, and then it made me feel angry, and then it made me laugh.” But the actress and producer is ultimately optimistic about women’s roles in the industry. “A lot of actresses are doing incredible work right now, playing real women, complicated women,” she emphasized at the time. “I don’t feel despairing at all. And I’m more looking with hope for something fascinating.”

Maggie Gyllenhaal to Star in Sara Colangelo’s “The Kindergarten Teacher” was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
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‘Saturday Night Live’ Cold Open: Donald Trump and His Inner Circle Sing ‘Hallelujah’

‘Saturday Night Live’ Cold Open: Donald Trump and His Inner Circle Sing ‘Hallelujah’
It’s been a banner year for “Saturday Night Live,” even if many would prefer both the show and the events it satirizes to be a little more boring. To mark the season-42 finale, Alec Baldwin once again returned to play Donald Trump — this time in the cold open, which found him and his inner circle singing “Hallelujah.” Watch below.

Read More: ‘Saturday Night Live’ Review: One Dwayne Johnson To Rule Us All

Kate McKinnon performed a solo rendition of the Leonard Cohen classic just days after last November’s election, ending her tenure as Hillary Clinton on a hopeful note: “I’m not giving up, and neither should you.” In this latest go-round, Trump is joined by Kellyanne Conway (Kate McKinnon), Mike Pence (Beck Bennett), Eric Trump (Alex Moffat), Donald Trump Jr. (Mikey Day), Sarah Huckabee Sanders (Aidy Bryant), Melania Trump (Cecily Strong) and returning guest Ivanka “Complicit” Trump
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Steven Shainberg Talks Rupture [Interview]

After a long time away from the director's chair, Steven Shainberg (Secretary) is back in fine form with his new thriller Rupture starring Noomi Rapace (Prometheus).

Two Qe faithful's have reviewed the film so far (here and here), but we recently sat down with the director to discuss the film, what excites him about projects and why he's been gone for so long.

Enjoy! [Continued ...]
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‘Rupture’ With Noomi Rapace Places A Gripping Hold [Review]

If Steven Shainberg’s career as a director was helped by his Sundance breakthrough “Secretary,” it hasn’t been easy coasting since then. Shainberg followed that film up with the Nicole Kidman– and Robert Downey Jr.-starring “Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus,” which, just like “Secretary,” has built up a loyal cult fanbase over the years.

Continue reading ‘Rupture’ With Noomi Rapace Places A Gripping Hold [Review] at The Playlist.
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Review: Rupture

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Plot: A single mother (Noomi Rapace) and her son are abducted, and she’s forced to endure a series of tests which her captors hope will unlock a secret within her DNA. Review: Steven Shainberg is an oddball choice to direct a genre film. Best-known for his S&M romance, Secretary, Shainberg, who followed that up with the lofty Fur: An Imaginary Portrait Of Diane Arbus (with Nicole Kidman... Read More...
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Review: ‘Rupture’ is a Half-Cooked Body Horror Tale

It’s taken ten years, but Secretary director Steven Shainberg has finally followed-up Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus. The result is Rupture, a body horror-lite tale about a woman held captive as part of an experiment meant to unlock humanity’s hidden potential to evolve beyond our current state. Written by Brian Nelson (the two share story credit), its script seeks to mess with our expectations as it does its prisoner Renee (Noomi Rapace). We’re to cultivate a sense of paranoia with surveillance dominating the first act to a point where we must scratch our heads at act two’s distinct lack of it to facilitate Renee’s actions. Is this shift an unfortunate plot-hole or merely deflection to distract us? Is it hallucination or reality, trick or mistake?

These are the questions we should ask because they allow us to dig deeper into the events surrounding
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Emma Watson’s The Circle Ends The Lame Spring Movie Season -- The Weekend Warrior

Welcome back to the Weekend Warrior, your weekly look at the new movies hitting theaters this weekend, as well as other cool events and things to check out.

Even Emma Watson and Tom Hanks May Not Be Enough to Make a Mark As April Ends

The last weekend of April, and the “slower” spring movie season is ending this weekend, leading directly into the start of the lucrative summer box office next week. As has been the case in past years, the last couple weekends in April see a couple movies hoping to bring in any amount of money before the first big summer blockbuster, and other movies that will steal away their theaters. Last weekend was pretty sad, but hopefully a few of this weekend’s movies will fare better.

The movie that stands the best chance at finding an audience this weekend is the tech industry thriller The Circle
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Steven Shainberg Talks ‘Rupture,’ Personal Transformation, And More

Sundance breakthrough “Secretary” kickstarted a career with a lot of potential for its writer-director Steven Shainberg, who followed up the kinky comedy/drama with the Nicole Kidman– and Robert Downey Jr.-starring biopic “Fur: An Imaginary Portrait Of Diane Arbus.” That film, just like “Secretary,” built up a cult fanbase over the years, but then Shainberg left the spotlight.

Continue reading Steven Shainberg Talks ‘Rupture,’ Personal Transformation, And More at The Playlist.
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Director of kink masterpiece 'Secretary' to unleash sci-fi thriller 'Rupture'

​Seth Metoyer,

MoreHorror.com

Writer/director Steven Shainberg became an ​award-winning indie film sensation with 2002's kink masterpiece ​Secretary and now he plans to spank viewers with the sci-fi thriller Rupture.

Ambi Media Group will release the sci-fi thriller Rupture in theaters and On Demand April 28, 2017. The film is currently available exclusively on DirecTV.

Check out the trailer below the official press details.

From The Press Release

"Secretary's Steven Shainberg tackles both sci-fi and horror with great success." - Birth.Movies.Death​.​

Ambi Media Group will release the sci-fi thriller Rupture in theaters and On Demand April 28, 2017. The film is currently available exclusively on DirecTV.

Rupture is directed by Steven Shainberg ​(Secretary, Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus) from a script co-written by Shainberg and Brian Nelson​ (Hard Candy, 30 Days of Night)​​. The ​​​film stars Noomi Rapace (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Prometheus), Peter Stormare (The Big Lebowski,
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