Kinsey (2004) is a first rate biopic of someone that not many people know much about. Kinsey was the first American to do a scientific study of human sexuality. His first publication was the male half of his study, and was very well received. The second volume, four years later, was the female story, and was met with outrage in 1953. After all, it reported that Grandma masturbated, when had premarital sex and extramarital sex, and sex with other women.

Indeed, the outcry has not ended even now, over 50 years later. There was a huge campaign, mostly Web based, against the making of this movie. Kinsey spent his early years researching an insect, but cared about his students. His own wedding night had been a disaster, due to his large penis and his wife's large hymen. Fortunately, competent medical help solved that problem, but most people in the 40s did not have access to that sort of help. Further, many of the questions his students asked simply had no answers because nobody had ever researched human sexuality. He developed interview techniques to solicit honest answers from participants, carefully trained a staff, and, given his workaholic nature, collected a huge body of statistical data, which he then summarized and published, always respecting the anonymity of his test subjects.

Remarkably, the enlightened University that allowed his research was in Indiana. The Kinsey Institute is still there, and still trying to help people with a greater understanding of human sexuality. As someone who clearly remembers the 50s, and the sexual climate of the time, this film had a great deal of personal meaning for me. As a matter of fact, a book Kinsey quotes from as an example of the myths and preposterous ideas that were prevalent in the few books on the subject was one I sneaked from my parents bedroom and devoured for my first sex knowledge.

The film was very carefully researched and written. Getting it made was a several year struggle, and it finally ended up on a small ($10M) budget and a short shooting schedule. It is full of wonderful performances, especially from Laura Linney as Mrs. Kinsey. Liam Neeson was also brilliant as Kinsey. IMDb readers have it at 7.6. It was nominated for an Oscar (supporting actress) several Golden Globes, and dozens of other awards. It nearly recouped the $11M budget in a theatrical release. Ebert awards 4 stars and Berardinelli 3. I found it one of the most consistently engaging biopics I have watched. This is especially significant in that it is essentially a talking heads movie, which I would normally hate. Linney shows her left breast in the wedding night scene.

To this wonderful film, they added an entire second DVD of extras, including deleted scenes, bloopers, a modern Kinsey Institute sex survey, and, most importantly, an 83 minute making of that is easily the best such feature I have ever scene. They cover all aspects of the film from inception through release, and intercut it with Kinsey type interviews with cast and crew.

This is a B. Kinsey is worth anyone's time to understand, and this DVD package makes that an enjoyable experience. The MPAA, in awarding an R (There was a lot of worry about their reaction) commented that it would be rated R, and thank you for the education. Kinsey experts all agree that while some dramatic liberties were taken, it was true to Kinsey in spirit start to finish.

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    Cuban Story (1959):

    No nudity here, but some interesting material.

    This is the documentary which provides the companion piece to the legendary Errol Flynn cheesefest, Cuban Rebel Girls. The documentary has numerous problems, but frankly I was willing to forgive everything for the never-before-seen footage of Castro, Che, and Errol Flynn. I shared some of those rare shots with you at the Movie House


    Kinsey (2004):

    • I talked about this ages ago. Here is the Movie House review.
    • Laura Linney (1, 2)


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    Today from the Ghost, a couple vids of French actress Romane Bohringer showing off her mighty impressive big'uns, as well as the other 2 B's in scenes from the 1995 film "Total Eclipse".

    • Romane Bohringer (zipped .wmvs) (1, 2, 3)

    'Caps and comments by Dann:

    "The Last Shot"
    This train wreck of a movie has a fantastic cast, which was totally wasted, leaving only a boring mess.

    The 2004 comedy tells the story, supposedly true, of an FBI agent who posed as a producer in order to ensnare Mafia bad-guy John Gotti. In the course of this, they actually did start to make a movie, tricking writers, directors, and stars. What they didn't get was Gotti, who was actually captured off of a different operation.

    The laughs are few and far between, the script is lame and fairly pathetic, and the whole thing is boring.

    You'll grow to hate the FBI, and feel really sorry for the poor film folks that were duped, but what you won't do is like this movie. Toni Collette looked great, however.

    Mia Kirshner
    (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20)

    Mia once again going topless and full frontal (links 14-18) on "The L Word"!

    Lisa Bonet The former Cosby kid...actually she's also the actress formerly known as Lisa Bonet. In 1995 she had her name legally changed to Lilakoi Moon. Whatever her name is, here she is topless in scenes from the excellent noir film, "Angel Heart" (1987)

    Jessica Alba The Almight Alba-licious mega babe looking incredibly hot in a bikini on Cameron Diaz's MTV series "Trippin".

    Vanessa Marcil
    (1, 2)

    A very cool and rare find. Here is the "Las Vegas" co-star showing a little cleavage and looking very leggy while stopping by the long since cancelled Keenen Ivory Wayans talk show.

    Mariah Carey The slightly off-her-rocker pop diva showing a little leg and cleavage while stopping by "The Tonight Show".

    Nicollette Sheridan
    (1, 2, 3)

    Eva Longoria
    (1, 2)

    Teri Hatcher

    Marcia Cross

    A few HDTV 'caps of the "Desperate Housewives". Sheridan shows a bunch of cleavage. Longoria is seen in a sports bra. Hatcher is caught in her bra and Cross is wearing white pants that may reveal a see-thru undies view.

    Elizabeth Kaitan
    (1, 2)

    The busty B-babe going topless in scenes from "Vice Academy Part 3" (1991). Kaitan later went on to co-star in parts 4, 5 and 6 as well.

    Hilary Swank
    (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9)

    Señor Skin 'caps of the 2 time Oscar winner partially nekkid before she was famous in scenes from "Heartwood" (1998). In links 7-9 you can see a bit of nipple.

    Pat Reeder www.comedy-wire.com
    Pat's comments in yellow...

    Case Closed! - Friday in Michael Jackson's trial, his ex-lawyer Mark Geragos testified that Jackson is a child-like innocent, ripe for being a target for lawsuits, and that Michael had told him personally that he was innocent.

  • Well, that should be good enough for anyone!
  • Of course, every client he's ever had has told him he was innocent, but Michael has such an honest face.

    You're Thirteen, And I Like It! - Jackson also got some unexpected advice from fellow androgynous rock star, Alice Cooper. Alice told ITV.com, "He can't possibly go to any jail that exists right now. My idea was that they build him a fantasy jail, like Captain Hook's ship because he's so into this Peter Pan thing." He also suggested that Michael tone down the weird clothes and heavy makeup, saying, "He goes into court with red lipstick on, and I'm going, 'You're fighting for your life here, son. Come on.'"

  • You know you're over the edge when Alice Cooper is telling you you wear too much makeup.
  • And that little boy sitting on his lap...come on!
  • The difference is that Alice Cooper looks LESS frightening without makeup.

    I'm Sane, Bitch! - AWOL comic Dave Chappelle, who didn't show up to shoot his Comedy Central series he's being paid $50 million to do, told Time that he is not partying, smoking crack or living in a mental asylum. He said he's just staying with a friend in South Africa where he can "do a lot of thinking" and go unrecognized.

  • That's so bizarre, the Hollywood press never would've guessed it...No wonder they assumed he was crazy!
  • At this rate, he'd better start getting used to being unrecognized.
  • When he realizes what he's done, THAT'S when he'll go into a mental asylum.

    Or Young, Horny Guys - The Carl's Jr. hamburger chain has a controversial new TV commercial featuring Paris Hilton in a black thong bikini, washing a Bentley to the tune of "I Love Paris In The Springtime." A Carl's Jr. marketing executive said it's designed to appeal to their loyal customers who are "young, hungry guys." The message is that Paris and their new Spicy BBQ Six Dollar Burger are "hot." One industry insider told Brandweek magazine that with all the skin, suds and shooting hoses, "It couldn't be more pornographic." But there will be a longer version available only on the Internet.

  • ...that is more pornographic.
  • The Internet is filled with video of Paris Hilton that's more pornographic than that.
  • They seriously think people who see Paris Hilton in a bikini will believe that she's EVER eaten a hamburger?
  • To me, Paris Hilton in a thong conveys the message, "Lots of buns, but not much meat on it."

    Her Chihuahua Reads Menus For Her - Pamela Anderson told GQ that she had dinner with Paris Hilton and Paris "slammed the menu down and screamed, 'I hate reading! Someone tell me what's on the menu!' I mean, I'm blonde, but come on."

  • Compared to Paris Hilton, Pamela Anderson is Stephen Hawking.
  • Paris has never even read her own book.
  • Paris explained that it was a Mexican restaurant, and she doesn't read Mexican.

    How Kirstie Alley Got Started - Teen Hollywood reports that since marrying Kevin Federline, Britney Spears is "letting herself go" and doesn't care about being beautiful. She admitted she'll always have a weight problem, and as for her baggy clothes and uncombed bed hair, Britney said, "I walk out of my house in my pajamas, with no makeup on, and I just don't care because that's how I feel more comfortable. If you want me to wear a fancy dress to go to Starbucks, then you are completely wrong."

  • She might spill her triple mocha latte on it.
  • That's just what she screamed at Kevin.
  • She's also thrown away her razor and her toothbrush.
  • She'd better do more to hang onto Kevin...He's quite a catch.

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