Partners (10 Sep 99) is the second episode of Pleasure Zone, which might explain why it deviated from the format I found in the first two I watched. There are still four sex scenes, and the first and last are the lead woman, with two different men this time, and the middle two sex scenes are with two different actresses.

Gabrielle Hall opens the episode having sex with a man she met through the pleasure Zone Website. The next day, she gives a membership to Pleasure Zone to her partner/best friend. He has a fantasy with Shayna Ryan while signing up[, and then has sex with Lisa Throw on his arranged date. Then he and Hall realize they are truly meant for each other, and have the final sex scene.

The plot was a little more of the running time this time, and Hall is at home delivering lines, so this was a much faster watch than the other two episodes I have seen. Hall shows everything, but a crotch patch is visible for a moment during a sex scene. Throw and Ryan show breasts and buns. My biggest criticism of this series so far is the crotch patches. Not that I mind the woman wearing them, but they should make an effort to keep them off the camera. This, again, is a C as couples erotica.

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  • Gabriella Hall (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, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49)

  • Lisa Throw (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19)

  • Shayna Ryan (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10)

  • Johnny Web (Uncle Scoopy)

    The Graduate (1967)

    I suppose you all know what this film is and whether you like it or not. It is, deservedly or not, my generation's official relic, our Ark of the Covenant, the first very strong indicator in our youth that our generational theme would be about rejecting the material successes our parents had worked so hard to achieve. People my age probably remember discussing this film with friends more clearly than we remember the film itself.

    I just watched it again with Elya because we went to see Jerry Hall in the stage play this past week. The DVD is not a very good one. It is not an anamorphic transfer, but letterboxed, and a couple of the scenes are very green. Here is a classic that needs to be cleaned up and remastered in a new special edition.

    Here are some things you might not know about it:

    • Charles Grodin "won" the auditions for the part of Benjamin, beating out such stalwarts as Robert Redford! Grodin could not come to terms on a contract, and Dustin Hoffman then got the part that would make him a nationally recognized figure, and change his life forever.
    • According to Hoffman, Gene Hackman was originally cast as Mr Robinson, but was fired.
    • Ann Bancroft is only five years and eleven months older than Dustin Hoffman. She was 35 when the Graduate was filmed, Hoffman was 29. (36 and 30 by the time it became a hit.)
    • Richard Dreyfuss, age 19 and unknown at the time, has a one-line cameo in The Graduate. Same for future TV star Ben Murphy. IMDb says MASH star Mike Farrell was an uncredited bellhop in the Taft Hotel somewhere, but I couldn't seem to spot him.
    • In the famous Graduate poster with Benjamin and Mrs Robinson's leg, the leg actually belonged to future Dallas star Linda Gray, who would play Mrs Robinson on stage 35 years later.
    • Anne Bancroft's other body double, the one from the movie, has never stepped forward to be identified, or been identified by anyone else, to my knowledge. (Many people, including Bancroft herself, have confirmed that Bancroft refused to do the nudity, but you'd think someone would say, "hey, that was me in the most famous film of the era!")
    • The Simon and Garfunkel soundtrack became a #1 album.
    • The soundtrack is unusual by today's standards. There are only four songs, played again and again and again, including several times in their entirety. In fact, there are only 3 /12 songs, because the version of Mrs Robinson heard in the film, although everything Simon had written up to that point, was not the final version. The songs "Sounds of Silence" and "Scarborough Fair" are each heard three times in the repetitive soundtrack. Sounds of Silence is actually played all the way through twice, which may be unique in the history of major budget cinema! ("April Come She Will" is also heard in its entirety.) Especially odd is one point the film where two Simon and Garfunkel songs are played back-to-back, in their entirety, under a visual montage with no dialogue, although that point is softened by the fact that "April Come She Will" is a very short song.




    Updated volumes: Cerina Vincent, Jane Fonda, Catalina Larranaga



    Dear Scoop:

    As I'm sure you're already aware, that's not the former Mrs. David Soul, Karen Carlson, stripping off for Nuck Chorris in today's Fun House...but rather CAROL BAGDASARIAN, the daughter of the late Ross Bagdasarian aka David Seville, creator of the Chipmunks. I'm betting even "Simon" would chime in on this..."Ohhhh-KAAYYYYYY!"

    Celebrity Sleuth

    Scoop's reply. I didn't know until you told me. Glad you caught it. Here is the correctly labeled file of Ms Bagdasarian

  • Carol Bagdasarian


    I'm not sure if anyone noticed because it was very quick. At the beginning of last night's premiere episode of Las Vegas, during the sex scene, you get a clear view of Molly Sims' breasts in her reflection in the window. I couldn't believe it. I think this may turn out to be one hell of a show. Just thought I'd let you know.
    How about a review of  Salo-120 days of Sodom, a 1975 Italian film of teenage sadism and debauchery, reportedly banned in over 100 countries and one of the most controversial films of all time. Interesting that the flick sells for hundreds of $$$ at Amazon

    Scoop's reply: I'm not sure why they are parting hundreds, because has Region 2 DVDs for 14 quid. I done got me one a dem. Should be talkin' about it in a week.



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    'Caps and comments by Brainscan:

    Best way of finding out the most popular nude scenes is to track downloads, and by that criterion Scoopy tells us Jennifer Connelly in The Hot Spot is the winner. Sure can believe that.

    Second best way is an actual poll, just as Uncle Scoopy runs every year. Shannon Elizabeth won a couple of years ago for her scene in American Pie; Heather Graham won last year for Killing Me Softly.

    A third way is to track the number of folk who have capped a scene, since that is not a trivial effort. Takes time and money (rental or purchase) and by those standards is much like voting with one's pocketbook.

    So I've been helping The Gimp with his film cap database to figure out which scenes and which actresses are most frequently capped. Here is the status as of today.

    The following are scenes capped by 20 or more of us capping-type folk:
    Celeb Movie Number of folks who 'capped it
    Nicole Kidman Eyes Wide Shut 42
    Shannon Elizabeth American Pie 28
    Reese Witherspoon Twilight 27
    Heather Graham Killing Me Softly 26
    Jennifer Jason Leigh Fast Times 26
    Phoebe Cates Fast Times 24
    Jennifer Connelly The Hot Spot 24
    Halle Berry Swordfish 24
    Sherilynn Fenn Two Moon Junction 23
    Amy Smart Road Trip 22
    Elizabeth Berkley Showgirls 22
    Katie Holmes The Gift 21
    Denise Richards Wild Things 21
    Thora Birch American Beauty 21
    Mena Suvari American Beauty 21
    Demi Moore Striptease 20
    Amanda Peet Whole Nine Yards 20
    Kate Winslet Titanic 20
    Heather Graham Boogie Nights 20

    The real shock is just how far out in front is Nicole Kidman in EWS. Shoot, the difference between her and second place is a number (14) that qualifies a scene for the top fifty all-time. Can't imagine how anyone will ever catch her, unless Shania Twain reprises Elizabeth Berkley's role in Showgirls. Nicole is the Joe Dimaggio of onscreen nudity.

    Anywho, the time spent helping The Gimp educated me in the value of capping stuff done very well by many others. One benefit... for me... is that I spend a lot of time "working" with images of great looking, famous babes, all nekkid and stuff. If I spent the same time just staring at the images I'd be a perv. This way I'm an artiste.

    To start with, I've chosen the top two scenes to cap (Nicole Kidman in EWS and Shannon Elizabeth in American Pie), the most popular topless scene in movie history (Jennifer Connelly in The Hot Spot) and what is probably one of the most extensive bits of exposure by a then A-list babe, Elizabeth Berkley in Showgirls.

    Two final notes, both on Showgirls:

    1) The movie is so unremittingly reprehensible, I just stopped capping it after the swimming pool boff. Just how bad does a movie have to be that a guy gets tired of seeing Elizabeth Berkley naked?

    2) My roommate in college was a randy fellow, with a tit fetish that ruled his very being. The future Mrs. Brainscan once asked him why he was pursuing a coed so actively when she had the personality of a disturbed badger. His reply: "She has beautiful juggs."

    We asked him if there was any beautiful woman with a personality so grating as to repel him. His reply: "Elizabeth Berkley." He meant Ms. Berkley's character in Showgirls...I'm sure the actress, herself, is a darling, sweet girl.... but he was spot-on. Her character is played as if on perpetual PMS. A nastier, more thoroughly and unintentionally disgusting portrayal has never been filmed and may never be.

    • Elizabeth Berkley (1, 2, 3, 4)

    • Jennifer Connelly (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)

    • Nicole Kidman (1, 2, 3)

    • Shannon Elizabeth (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10)

    'Caps and comments by Dann:

    "Stiletto Dance"
    Undercover cops try to thwart a multi-million dollar nuclear arms deal among several mob groups in this 2001 made-for-HBO action thriller.

    Cool movie, extremely exciting, with plenty of nudity to keep it interesting. You've no doubt seen caps of this before, but you really can't get too much of Lucie Laurier.

    Monica Bellucci An excellent quality producion still from the upcoming "Matrix Revolutions". Here's the Italian mega-babe showing off massive amounts of cleavage

    Heather Graham Non-nude, but Rollergirl still looks pretty darn good in scenes from "Anger Management" (2003).

    Tiffany Limos
    (1, 2)

    'Caps by Finn of Limos topless in scenes from the amazingly lame Larry Clark movie, "Teenage Caveman".

    Cassandra Delaney
    (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13)

    Señor Skin 'caps of the Aussie actress and former wife of the late John Denver topless and baring jus a hint of bum and bush (link #1) in scenes from the 1985 movie "Fair Game".

    Pat Reeder
    Pat's comments in yellow...

    So Sad: Shopping Was The One Thing They Had In Common - Tabloids claim that unnamed friends of Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck say their weekend in Georgia to discuss their relationship's future was a disaster. Saturday, they were photographed looking miserable and awkward together as they went shopping. One witness said an unhappy-looking J-Lo opted to wait in the car while Ben "spent ages" shopping in a gun store.

  • If she were smart, that would've been her cue to GET THE HELL OUT!
  • Ben finally decided to buy something for himself.
  • It's the only way he'll ever get those diamonds back from Jen.
  • It was like she was back dating P. Diddy again.

    They Really ARE Pigs! - The Smoking reports that the owners of a $4.5 million Malibu mansion are suing the producers of ABC's "The Bachelor" for $5 million. They rented the house to the show for a month, and they claim that the cast and crew left behind holes in the walls, discarded feminine hygiene products and other debris, and an infestation of rodents and poisonous spiders.

  • Wait a minute...Are they sure they didn't rent it to "Fear Factor?"
  • It looked like a bachelor had lived there!
  • And of course, each contestant took home a piece of furniture as a souvenir.
  • You know you're dealing with major slobs when they can do $5 million worth of damage to a $4.5 million house.

    "You Sound Like Someone's Hand Is Up Your Ass" - Dozens of TV viewers in Britain complained about a promo for "Pop Idol," the British parent of "American Idol." The clip showed Simon Cowell blowing up a singing tortoise puppet because it sang badly. It was meant to be funny and surreal, but someone ran it on Sunday morning right after a show for pre-schoolers that features singing animal puppets. A TV watchdog agency said young viewers were "confused and upset."

  • Not by the puppet blowing up, but by Simon Cowell.
  • If he'd blown up Barney, that would've made more sense to them.
  • This proves that even having a thick shell isn't protection enough from Simon Cowell.