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.
|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
- 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
Updated volumes: Cerina Vincent, Jane Fonda, Catalina Larranaga
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!"
Scoop's reply. I
didn't know until you told me. Glad you caught it. Here is the
correctly labeled file of Ms 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 amazon.uk has
Region 2 DVDs for 14 quid. I done got me one a dem. Should be
talkin' about it in a week.
Taking stock of the IgNobel Prizes
The California recall is on again.
Arnold SAID he'd be back, dammit.
Weekly World News: U.N. weapons inspectors
searching for nuclear weapons have uncovered something they never
expected to find: A hidden rock quarry, dubbed 'The Arena of
Death,' where helpless Christian prisoners are fed to hungry
Yahoo! News - Jon Bon Jovi Starting Arena Football
The Onion: Church, State Joyfully Reunite After
230-Year Trial Separation
Barbra Streisand Says She's Bored by Her Own Songs
And let he without that sin cast the first stone.
Hoppy Hopkins gave up Babe Ruth's 59th homer in
1927, and he's still alive
Best Album ever?? -
Zagat's new 332-page guide lists the
top 1,000 albums of all time, according to ratings from more than
10,500 music aficionados. Topping the guide's most popular list is
Springsteen's 'Born to Run,' with the Beatles' 'Abbey Road' and
'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band' taking second and third
FSU Quarterback Fined For Using Fake Handicap
Sticker. The court also
ruled that Donovan McNabb may continue to use his handicapped
Use of profanity increasing on TV
Unemployment rises yet again - Tom Green gets fired
UK Editors give go-ahead for f-word
Korean scholars and politicians have begun a drive
to change the official English-language name of their country to
Is it possible to walk around stark nekkid in
Europe and not be noticed?
President Bush's $20.3 billion proposal for
rebuilding Iraq includes money to establish ZIP codes there.
This is not a satire site. This is a real article. I guess the
President hasn't seen Road House - if he really wanted
civilization in Iraq, he'd bring them a 7-Eleven.
A STUNNING UK model was cringing with embarrassment
yesterday after unknowingly STRIPPING live on GMTV.
Karma is a harsh
The conservative who masterminded the California
recall may now organize people to vote against it - because he'd
rather have Davis than Bustamante
Unbelievably, this design made the "short list" for
the official Wisconsin quarter.
Why didn't they just show some fat women and say "land of the snow
You know you're getting old when ....
Weekly World News: "The so-called 'Kennedy curse'
is a very real hex placed on the powerful political family by a
vengeful rabbi, some religious scholars say!"
Oh-Oh. Affleck shows up wanting a gun - and J-Lo is
in the car.
horny Hungarians are now the most active between
the sheets, leading a charge of eastern Europeans in the global
Alanis Morissette shocked fans when she ended her
first gig in Peru by shouting: 'Thank you Brazil!'"
Isn't it ironic?
The Brick Testament - bible stories told by Legos
URL says it all -FindTheGSpot.com
The Indianapolis Colts Cheerleaders.
Terrific team. Mediocre cheerleaders.
Another site dedicated to the origin of "Phrases,
Sayings, Terms, and Cliches"
Muffy's World of Vagina Euphemisms!
Partygirls in Copenhagen - taken in various clubs -
skip right down to the last two rows!
In my experience, Copenhagen really was like that! My funniest
experience there: a woman asked me to come up to her studio so she
could paint me. I danced with her friend, and asked her if the
girl really was a painter. She said, "sure, she's done some of the
biggest barns in the country." Here I had envisioned her with a
brush and palette, feverishly getting my image to posterity, while
I sat in posing as Apollo. In reality, I guess she wanted to go a
Goldfinger on me with a Wagner Power Painter. I declined.
I'm not sure what this sign means, but I don't
suggest following it.
Joe Rogan accuses Denis Leary and Robin Williamsm
of stealing material.
Leary points out that Rogan could steal as much as he wants and
archives. May also include newer material than the ones above,
since it's sorta in real time.
to submit a URL for inclusion in Other Crap
are the latest movie reviews available at scoopy.com.
- The yellow asterisks indicate that I wrote the
review, and am deluded into thinking it includes humor.
- If there is a white asterisk, it means that
there isn't any significant humor, but I inexplicably determined
there might be something else of interest.
- A blue asterisk indicates the review is written
by Tuna (or Lawdog or Junior or C2000 or Realist or ICMS or Mick
Locke, or somebody else besides me)
- If there is no asterisk, I wrote it, but am too
ashamed to admit it.
'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:
||Number of folks who 'capped it
||Eyes Wide Shut
||Killing Me Softly
|Jennifer Jason Leigh
||The Hot Spot
||Two Moon Junction
||Whole Nine Yards
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
- Jennifer Connelly
- Nicole Kidman
- Shannon Elizabeth
'Caps and comments by Dann:
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.
||An excellent quality producion still from the upcoming "Matrix Revolutions". Here's the Italian mega-babe showing off massive amounts of cleavage
||Non-nude, but Rollergirl still looks pretty darn good in scenes from "Anger Management" (2003).
|'Caps by Finn of Limos topless in scenes from the amazingly lame Larry Clark movie, "Teenage Caveman".
|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 www.comedy-wire.com
Pat's comments in yellow...
J-LO AND BEN SHARE UNCOMFORTABLE WEEKEND
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.
MANSION OWNERS SUE "THE BACHELOR"
They Really ARE Pigs! - The Smoking Gun.com 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
You know you're dealing with major slobs when they can do $5 million
worth of damage to a $4.5 million house.
SIMON COWELL FRIGHTENS CHILDREN
"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