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Liz Hurley The August issue of Talk hit the newsstand, and finally we can offer a really high quality scan of Liz and her big snake! To use a seldom used quote by Austin Powers..."Grrrr baby, very grrrr".
Carmen Electra Rare on-screen nudity from "The Mating Habits Of Earthbound Humans". Two comments: First, it really is amazing that she shows so little flesh on screen. After all, she did not become a celebrity because she was such a great actress or singer! I figure, if I were her...I'd milk it for all it's worth, show off the store bought boobs, and cash in before the 15 minutes were up!

Secondly...I have never heard of this movie before but it sounds quite entertaining. The plot from the IMDb is as follows...."An anthropologist from an alien planet provides voice-over commentary for a documentary look at human courtship, mating, and reproduction". David Hyde Pierce of TV's "Frasier" does voice over work in this mockumentary.

By the way, for those who may not have heard the box office news...Carmen's latest film "Scary Movie" grossed $42.3 million in it's debut weekend, making it the biggest opening for an "R" rated film ever! Pretty scary, eh kids?

Jenny McCarthy Speaking of 15 minutes ago....Actually this is a really cool magazine cover featuring Jenny. Not sure of the mag though since I'm kinda out of it when it comes to my Scandinavian languages. I've been slacking off again, sorry.
Catherine Deneuve
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Topless 'caps of the legendary screen beauty from 1975's "Le Sauvage"
Paula Prentiss
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Not the biggest 'caps in the world, but it's not very often that we have full frontals of her either! From 1970's "Catch 22"
Brenda Venus Definitely a rare set of 'caps! Here is Brenda topless from the Clint Eastwood movie "The Eiger Sanction".
Liz Carling Topless vidcaps from a new BBC comedy/drama called 'Border Cafe', by Pitters
Stefania Rocca Full frontal 'caps by UC99 from the movie "Viol@".
Brigitte Lahaie
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A nice follow up from yesterday. I haven't been able to confirm these, but they are said to be scans of Brigitte "from her hardcore days". Looks like her, but I'm not the fake expert.
Deanna Merryman
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Comments and 'caps by OZ:
From a short-lived reality-type television series called "Hollywood Fame". There were eight episodes, and the cameras and reporter followed the fortunes of 6 aspiring actors as they tried to make it big in Hollywood. Deanna Merryman was one of them. The collages show some of the activities that Deanna was involved in.

Main-stream jobs weren't coming her way and she auditioned for a bunnymag lingerie video. This is shown in #1 and 2. Apparently, she wasn't successful. The most amazing thing about this was the reason given - they didn't think her plastic boobs looked very good from some angles!

#3 and #4 show some modeling work she undertook.

In the last show we saw her drive off and return home disillusioned with Hollywood. She seems to have been more successful as a model since the show was filmed.

Kate Charman
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British TV presenter, from the August 2000 issue of Loaded.
# 1 has a little bit of nipple-peek, are not too shabby either.
The Funnies
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A few interesting looks at the First Lady. #4 is my favorite, but I don't recommend it for all viewers.

The Scoop Gang


"I Spit on Your Grave" from Tuna

I Spit on Your Grave (1978), which IMDB calls Day of the Woman, is a controversial film about a woman who is raped by 4 men, and then gets even. Many complain that first time director Meir Zarchi dedicated 40 minutes to the rape, and not nearly enough time to the revenge. Although the rapes occur over 40 minutes of screen time, a lot of that is spent with her trying to escape. It could be argued that the lengthy rape sequence was needed to gain audience sympathy for her 4 murders.

I found the movie to be poorly acted, and poorly directed. In several cases, I think I could see what the director was trying to accomplish, but he did not achieve the desired results. He used a lot of long shots, and several long scenes where there is no action at all on screen, probably to give a sense that she was being terrorized for what would seem to her to be forever. After the first rape, the victim, played by Camille Keaton (Bustor Keaton's niece) just lies there for almost a minute. She then meanders slowly off, presumably in a daze, and runs into the same group. The actual rapes are well-staged from an anatomical standpoint, but her reactions did not ring true. I could almost hear a director saying "Scream now ... ok, kick your legs ..." Add to this the total absence of a score, and the film just did not draw me in.

After the rape, she does nothing for two weeks, visits a church to confess in advance, then goes after the 4 men. She seduces the first one, then hangs him. It is hard for me to believe that a woman brutally raped would have sex with one of the rapists as part of the revenge. It was hard for me to tell if this was just an exploitation film using rape and revenge to justify nudity and sex, or a serious statement about rape. There must be something to the movie, however, as it caused such an emotional response in so many people.

I did find some things to like about it. The settings are beautiful, and well-photographed. Camille is lovely, and shows all of her charms repeatedly. I think, with the addition of a score, better acting from the rapists, and a re-edit to help the pace, this could have been a good film.


Camille Keaton (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25)

"Star 80" from Tuna

Star 80 (1983) was director Bob Fosse's final film. It tells the true story of Dorothy Stratton, Playmate of the year in 1980. It is packaged somewhat like a docu-drama, but features a strong performance by Eric Roberts as Paul Snider, a petty hustler who discovered Dorothy, seduced her, helped launch her career, then killed her in a jealous rage. Mariel Hemingway is not given as much credit for her performance, but I liked the way she subtly transformed from young, naive hick to mature sophisticate. I would rate this one as watchable. The DVD transfer is barely adequate, with no special features.


Mariel Hemingway (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10)

Again, not a lot of female nudity in the new releases this week. These two films had only male butts.

Scoopy's comments on "The Hurricane"

I had a classics professor who once told me that the modern world has no more ability than the Greeks to distinguish biography from hagiography. In other words, when we tell a man's life story, we tend to elevate him to sainthood rather than show the complexity of his personality. This is true because of several factors. (1) We like to have saints and heroes. We want to believe they exist.(2) We make movies with different motivations from when we make documentaries. We make documentaries to present the factual truth, but movies are made to get to a deeper truth inside the facts. Sometimes we even sweep away the facts to get to the truth, as the filmmakers perceive it. Ghandi would probably be the most significant whitewash of this type, but there are many other examples as well.

I don't know what Rubin Carter was like, or the merits of his case. I don't know about the three Canadians who helped him find new evidence, or the youngster who originally brought Carter and the Canucks together. I haven't read their book ("Lazarus and the Hurricane"). So, instead of quibbling about the facts, I perfectly willing to accept that Carter was completely innocent, and was railroaded by racism and corruption. That certainly would be no surprise in a 1960's New Jersey courtroom, would it? If the Atlantic City casinos accept betting on verdicts, you can bet the smart money is usually on "corrupt".

OK, I'll buy his innocence, but I'm less willing to accept that Carter was wiser than Aristotle, more learned than Erasmus, more self-aware than Buddha, more articulate than Churchill, and more patient than Job. I suspect he was a regular guy who did a lot of seedy things and made a lot of powerful enemies with words and deeds that would not so easily fit into the life of St Francis of Assisi. But the movie made him seem spiritually pure. This movie got my heartstrings several times. It's powerful. But I have the feeling it's manipulative, and probably a lot less honest than it should be. It is from the Ghandi school of hagiography, and not from the "Nixon" school of warts-and-all biography.

Of course, I don't know. Maybe Hurricane was precisely as portrayed here. And maybe the RSC will hire Randolph Mantooth to play King Lear.

Sorry, no naked babes. Denzel did a backside scene, but I assume that ain't your cup of tea.

Scoopy's comments on "Boiler Room"

An update of "Wall Street" to the present. A movie with a good manly adreneline rush, and a lot of misogyny. Not a bad flick in that I watched it without the FF button, because it has a decent little criminal investigation subplot and some strong performances. No female nudity. No male nudity in the regular film, a butt shot of Scott Caan in the deleted scenes. The same deleted scene also shows an occasional peek at a floppy boob from an anonymous prostitute as Caan mounts her from the rear, but nothing worth capping.

What the hell is the deal on the popularity of Giovanni Ribisi? I know that people don't always agree on these things, and that there is always room for disagreement. Let's take the topic of Patrick Swayze. I think he "blows", but not everyone agrees. Others think he "sucks", while still others may feel that he "munches" or "bites". And that's OK, because that's what democracy is all about - the free exchange of ideas.

But what is there to like about this Ribisi guy? He looks like a vampire. His smile looks so forced and unnatural that it makes Steve Forbes's loony smile seem as natural as those smiling posters of Redford as The Sundance Kid. If you met Ribisi on the street, you would automatically assume that he was a disgruntled postal worker on the way to slaughter the boss who fired him. And the co-workers who taunted him - not so much with words as with their healthy tans and unforced laughter at perfectly appropriate times.

Plus this kid is no Edward Norton. He doesn't discard his appearance and personality and find the soul inside each new character, and the body to represent that soul. No, he's always Phoebe's brother on "Friends".

Now when he plays a none-too-bright psychotic who is among the downtrodden, I like him. But as a manly go-getter in an expensive suit, trying to join the good ol' boys of tomorrow? Bit of a stretch for my credulity.

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