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Traditionally, it’s been scripted for you: first comes love, then comes marriage, then comes baby in the baby carriage… Yadda, yadda, yadda. Sounds easy enough. Until you decide that the script isn’t for you. In this new HBO documentary, First Comes Love, filmmaker Nina Davenport throws the script out and documents how it goes doing things her way. She's unmarried, over 40 and she wants to have a baby.  The plan is, there is no plan. Read More
In anticipation of the upcoming red carpet gala, the Girls mastermind has had a few things to say about the HBO show's nominations. Just now finishing filming the third season of her hit show, (not that anybody's counting the days or anything...) Dunham revealed that she's most excited for co-star's Adam Driver's comedy nomination. Although she's received three noms herself, his gave her a "shriek-y, joyful, amazed sensation." Dunham stated, "It means so much to me. Read More
  We may think we know, but we have no idea. She was the most famous woman in the world and yet the world knew so little about her. Marilyn Monroe was so much more than the air-headed characters she portrayed; she was highly intelligent, passionate and driven, as well as an innovative leader for women in Hollywood. She bucked the system and made her career her own. Love Marilyn  takes her recently discovered writings and turns them into poignant glimpses into the complicated life of the star. Read More
HBO has really stepped up their game. Their documentaries are no exception to this. They seem to be resurrecting an art-from that had been pushed to the side in favor of instant internet journalism. We can safely say that, with the premier of Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer, HBO has revived the documentary. The film, directed by Mike Lerner and Maxim Pozdorovkin, shows some never-before-seen footage of the trial and events leading up to that performance in 2012. Read More
OMG, can you believe it? Sex & The City premiered 15 years ago today! I can’t even tell you how many times I’ve seen every episode, though probably as many times as I’ve seen The Breakfast Club. Considering they both play on TBS every, like, 5 minutes, let’s just say a lot. When I heard that today is the 15th anniversary since the show first aired on HBO, I wanted to leave the office, run straight home (down 5th Avenue in my Jimmy Choo's), grab a cocktail, and watch every sacred episode. Well, maybe not all of it. Read More
So while the rest of the world was binge-watching Arrested Development this past weekend, HBO premiered the “too gay for mainstream theaters”, Behind the Candelabra. The movie has become HBO’s highest rated flick in over a decade. We might know EXACTLY why. Sure, Michael Douglass as Liberace was pretty awesome. But it was Matt Damon, rocking bedazzled speedos and feathered hair, who stole our hearts—and other parts. Read More
Ros from Game of Thrones. Full frontal nudity in 3...2...1... Game of Thrones, the HBO series based on George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire novels, premiered in April 2011. Since then, the show has received attention for its sprawling scope, large cast, morally complex characters, strong acting (particularly the performance of Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister), and the numerous shots of prostitutes and naked boobs in almost every episode. Yes, Game of Thrones is a show that loves its nudity. Read More
If you don’t think Louis CK is fucking hilarious, well, I don’t know what to say to you. But, if you do… then you’ll be glad to hear that his newest HBO comedy special Oh My God, does not disappoint. Full disclosure, I got to see Louis perform it live at The Kennedy Center in Washington, DC in February, so I already knew it was going to be great. While Louis is still the bitter, self-deprecating comedian who stands on the edge of humanity waiting to show us our flaws, somehow, he’s become less depressing when confronting us with them. Read More
This season, LD and her motley crew have tested the boundaries of the gals-in-the-city genre: we’ve seen elements of family drama, buddy comedy, and horror (yes, I’m still having Q-Tip nightmares). This episode, we go full-on rom-com. Where’s Shane West when you need him? (Hint: not here.) “I can like your cock and not be a whore.” I’m loath to re-open the box of shittiness that was last week’s episode, but I feel compelled to address it. After much conversation and thought, I still feel that what went down between Adam and Natalia was assault. Read More
Pictured: the face I'm making right now.  Guys, we need to talk about this episode. Real talk. Help me work this through, because whoa, Nelly, am I having trouble doing it on my own.   Shoshanna confesses her misdeeds to Ray. Kinda. “I held hands with a doorman!” she exclaims. SURE, Shosh. We’ve all held hands with a doorman, ifyaknowwhaddamean. Ray thinks it’s cute and kisses her patronizingly on the forehead. Shoshanna is still filled with angst. I think. Read More