Cable Round-Up

The Canadian Fairy/Vampire series proved disappointing in episode 2. Here's Anna Silk in Lost Girl. Maybe you can see a nipple, maybe not.


Leslie, My Name is Evil


A Canadian indy film in the style of John Waters, which is to say a deliberately transgressive one-dimensional black comedy ... about those wacky jokers, the Manson family. Turns out those zany slayers of innocent people were just misunderstood.

It's a poor film because it fails to strike a sensible balance between making serious points and tongue-in-cheek comedy. It just seems to alternate between the two at random. Worse still, it tends to equate Manson with the violent society surrounding him, thus minimizing the difference between the two, and thus making him seem to possess comparatively far less madness and far less evil than history has previously chosen to assign him.

Even the nudity sucks. It's a bunch of full frontals, but they are shot 60s-style, with distorted lenses and colors, in order to simulate the perspective of someone on LSD. Frankly, I don't even know if these are the girls who played the Manson family, or just random women used as stand-ins.

The film is just a mess. It is possible that a comedy about Manson might work, but it would have to be made by sensitive grown-ups who are capable of complex thought. This film was not.


  • * Yellow asterisk: funny (maybe).

  • * White asterisk: expanded format.

  • * Blue asterisk: not mine.

  • No asterisk: it probably sucks.


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"Spartacus: Blood and Sand"

in 1920x1080


Lucy Lawless (samples below)






A few things of my own making, all of them having to do with Alina Thompson in a movie called Trapped.  Alina was a tall and lean drink of water who did some exposure back in the 80's and 90's.  In these caps and clips she boffs the protagonist's hubby and goes for a nekkid swim.  If ever this movie makes it to Blu-Ray or even DVD it will be well worth the effort to capture it again, but here we are stuck with videotape.

Film clips here (collages below)




Helena Bonham Carter in the Heart of Me

Olivia Williams in the Heart of Me

Charlotte Rampling in Heading South

Greta Scacchi in Presumed Innocent in HD


Alicia Loren in The Sopranos

Ariel Kiley in The Sopranos

Bernadette Penotti in The Sopranos

Blanchard Ryan in Open Water

Edie Falco in The Quiet

Franke Thorn in Bad Lieutenant (original version)

Guusje Van Tilborgh in A Zed and Two Noughts

Jamie Renee Smith on Weeds



Olimpia Carlisi double feature: Le Milieu du monde and Catch 22

Anna Mougalis in Romanzo Criminale

Francoise Dorleac (Catherine Deneuve's beautiful sister) in Cul-de-sac. She died in a car crash in the Summer of Love. Was that really 43 years ago? She was 25.