Showtime's "Secret Diary of a Call Girl" is the fictional story of Belle, a high-class prostitute. The series, which ended on Monday (although if you have Showtime you can still get it from OnDemand), received mixed reviews. According to the New York Times, "the series disarms viewers with the flattering pretense that they are watching a witty social satire and not merely a soft-core romp." But over at Salon, Ondine Galsworth calls the show "well-crafted and witty." She goes on to say that, "though the show is sexy -- with plenty of unblinking bedroom romps -- it is also funny and perhaps even, dare we say it, informative, with juicy tidbits about a taboo and complicated life."
When heading out for a night on the town, most women know that the right undergarments the pretty outfit often make: no VPLs (visible panty lines), an increase or reduction of cleavage and, oh, a butt bra. Yes, that's right. The anatomy that a man hates to see go but loves to watch leave can be JLo'd outâ€”no surgery required.
To settle or not to settle -- it's the single girl question of the year. Over at The Frisky, blogger Natalie Krinsky ponders the question: "When does compromise and understanding turn into settling?" Earlier this year, a writer for The Atlantic Monthly made waves when she urged women to marry and procreate with 'Mr. Good-Enough' instead of holding out for something better. In a piece titled "Marry Him!," Lori Gottlieb argued in favor of settling from a practicality point-of-view: rather than delaying marriage and childbearing for a 'Mr. Perfect' (who may or may not arrive atop a white horse), marry someone who you can see being a good -- if not completely ideal -- marriage partner.
According to CNN, a new breed of housewife is emerging: one who's jobless, childless and home by choice. The stay-at-home wives interviewed said a reduced amount of stress and an increased amount of quality time with their spouses were both the catalysts and benefits of quitting their careers. And for them, kids are either out of the question or on a distant horizon.
Have you seen the Calvin Klein ad that was banned in the United States? In the :30 spot Eva Mendes rolls around in white sheets and shows just a hint of nipple. The glimpse, which comes around the :15 mark, has been edited out of versions that will air on cable channels stateside. The uncut version will air abroad and, of course, on the internet, where you can find almost anything.
So what's with all the vampire love fangfare (sorry, couldn't resist), anyway? Well, for entertainment bigwigs, what better characters to invest in than those that never age? All My Children producers were ahead of the curve on this one when they hired Susan Lucci. As for the audience, we get love stories that involve temptation, restraint, eternal love and blood-sucking danger. It's almost like watching Survivor, except better.
I am looking for a single white good looking girl to be my girlfriend from Sunday thru Wednesday, because I come home to an empty house on each of those days. The problem is that both my roommates have serious girlfriends and rarely come home after work; leaving me alone and bored.
Tango has a lot of content about open relationships, but here's an angle we haven't explored: the perspective of a woman dating a couple. In this essay on The Frisky, 27-year-old Anya describes dating as a triad, and touches on some core polyamory issues.
When Brett Favre left the field last season after his final game as a Green Bay Packer and professional quarterback, millions of women, many happily married wives among them teared up. And, so too, I imagine, did their husbands, worried that the departure of the man who had caused unexpected female fans to tune in on Sundays and Mondays would mean an end to game day counting as a couples activity.