"My Wife is an Actress"

My Wife is an Actress (2001) is a French comedy about a sportswriter (Yvan Attal) who is married to a famous actress (Charlotte Gainsbourg). Life is not perfect with a celebrity for a wife. He is sick to death of autograph hounds, he is pissed that he can't get a decent dinner reservation for them, but she can, etc. Then, she lands a lead role opposite Terence Stamp in England, and a friend of his sister convinces him that he should be jealous because of the on screen kissing, nudity, etc.

His sister is pregnant, and have a major battle with her non-Jewish husband over whether or not to circumcise. Stamp and Gainsbourg are in fact tempted. Charlotte is uneasy about a sex scene requiring nudity, and finally tells the director that she will only do it if everyone is naked. Sure enough, when assistant Jo McInnes calls her to the set, she is nude, as is the entire crew. Naturally, this is the day Attal decides to visit the set.

McInnes shows breasts in clear light during the nude crew scene, as do several unknown actresses, and there is a ton of male full frontal as well. Gainsbourg shows a breast in a sex scene with Attal, and her character has a lengthy rear nude scene that could easily be a double.

IMDB readers say 7.3 of 10. Ebert says 2 1/2 stars. I found it rather boring and not at all engaging. Given a genre of French romantic comedy, I give it C-

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  • Charlotte Gainsbourg (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)
  • Jo McInnes (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7)
  • Unknown (1, 2)

    "Party Girl"

    Party Girl (1995/I) is an indie, and appropriately enough, stars Parker Posey in what many consider this queen of the Indies breakaway role. She is a young woman with a high fashion wardrobe who hasn't decided what to be when and if she grows up. She supports herself throwing parties, and charging admission. When she is busted for disturbing the peace, possession of illegal substances, contributing to the delinquency, and not having a permit for the party, she calls her Godmother to bail her out. The Godmother is a spinster New York librarian, who was her mothers friend.

    The Godmother shames her into becoming a library clerk. The rest of the film is about her finding salvation through the Dewey Decimal system, and true love with a falafel salesman. Although many of the supporting characters were clearly supposed to be quirky and interesting, I couldn't relate to any of them, and found the film a total bore.

    IMDB readers say 6.6 0f 10, which is a pretty solid comedy mark there. Ebert says 2 stars, and Rotten Tomatoes says 77%, with 67% from top critics. Posey shows a breast getting into the shower with her male roomie, and fighting with him of the shampoo. C-.

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  • Parker Posey (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7)

  • Johnny Web (Uncle Scoopy)


    This time of year we start to see some trailers for movies that are still in theaters, or haven't even arrived yet. The studios circulate these in the hope of influencing the Oscar nominees and awardees. Well, anyway, that's my theory. This theory explains why I stumbled on a trailer for Frida. No studio fights harder than Miramax to get awards and nominations for its films. They have a reasonable hope that Hayek and Traynor will be nominated for best actress and director, they must expect some nominations in certain specialty categories like set design, and they probably think they have at least an outside chance at a Best Picture nomination. It could happen. Worse Miramax films have been nominated. I won't mention any names. Except maybe The Cider House Rules.

    My theory does nothing, however, to explain why there is a trailer for Swept Away, unless someone is actively lobbying for some Razzies.

    Sometimes the screeners are in DVD format (we saw one such screener a couple of weeks back for The Good Girl), but we aren't so fortunate this time. Video tapes. On the other hand, the images represent a significant upgrade from where we were before.

    • Salma Hayek in Frida (1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
    • Madonna in Swept Away (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)

    I noticed in News of the World that Sting was somewhat upset by the explicit sex scenes that his wife Trudie did in a movie called On the QT. This isn't exactly hot breaking news from NOTW. It's a 1999 film. Not only have I never seen this flick, but I've never even heard of it, but here's what the ol' Stinger was talkin' 'bout.

    • Trudie Styler, aka Mrs Sting. (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8)He doesn't have a first name, just an initial. B. Sting. Actually, his real name is Gordon "Fort" Sumner.


    • Hi Scoopsters! I have a favor to ask of you.  I have a VHS version of the movie To The Devil A Daughter, with Nasty Kinski, and I don't want or need it.  It was given to me by a friend who thought I would enjoy it, and as your review from a while back states, it is not a very good movie, despite her extensive nudity (the only redeeming quality). So, in the spirit of giving, I want to offer the movie FREE to anyone who is willing to pay for the shipping.  That simple, email me with an address and I will send it COD with the person paying only for the cost of mailing.  I hope to see the ad sometime this week in the funhouse guys, otherwise it is probably going into the trash. Now, if anyone wants to spend money, I have a great stereo and DVD combo that I am willing to sell for a very good price.  Again, write me if interested -



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    Graphic Response
    • Catherine McCormack, best known as Mel Gibson's love interest in "Braveheart", topless in scenes from her first movie, "Loaded" (1994).

    Be sure to pay Graphic Response a visit at his website.

    Britney Spears Nip Slip!
    Could this be it? The first legitimate nip slip from the pop princess? If they are fake, they are very well done.
    • Here are two verisons with slightly different camera angles of the possible pink part. Link #3 is the same image as #2, just much larger (about 523k) (1, 2, 3)

    'Caps and comments by Spaz:

    "Chained Rage" aka "Chained Rage: Slave to Love" aka "Bound Rage" is the latest Czechploitation flic by the director/writer team of Lloyd Simandl and Chris Hyde. But it's more like a clip show of previous movies. Not only is stock footage from Chained Heat 3 recycled into this movie, but also whole scenes from Rage of the Innocents (aka Chained Heat 2001) which was filmed two years earlier. This caused a blaring continuity error when the lead character's hairstyle changed style in between the archive and new footage.

    Starring Czech actresses Klara Hlousek and newcomer Olga Casl. Klara plays a love slave plotting to overthrow the lesbian commander played by the uncredited Kira Reed (all of Kira's footage is regurgitated from CH2001). Olga plays a wiley thief whom Klara uses in her plot. Lots of hot lesbo' lovin' and full nudity by all.

    The movie has played on US cable but the DVD release is only available in Europe and in Region 2/PAL format.

    • Klara Hlousek: check out those nibs!

    • Olga Casl: showering, getting flogged by Klara.

    • Kira Reed: lesbian threesome is actually CH2001 footage with Klara Hlousek and Nada Vinecka, the lesbian couple from Chained Heat 3. The last frame is from the actual CH2001 videotape showing this is not the exact same footage used. (1, 2)

    • Lesbian: more lesbian footage of Klara and Nada. This is a never-seen-before outtake from CH2001.

    • Eva Aichmajerova: czechmate bunny shows boobs and butt from CH2001.

    • Unknown: another lesbian scene with Klara and unidentified actress (could be Marketa Rosak or Renata Smrcek).

    • Klara gettin' it on with two unidentified love slaves. (1, 2, 3, 4)

    • Upskirt: the movie is full of upskirt shots of perfectly shaved bikini lines.

    • Mountain slaves: various toplessness. First is new footage, other is from CH2001. (1, 2)

    'Caps and comments by Hankster:

    Today, the rest of ladies from "Van Wilder". All of the good stuff was featured yesterday, so we are left with Tara Reid just looking cute showing some leg and cleavage. Some pokies from Kim Smith, and a woman names Jenny Leone (no pics).

    Hey Scoop,

    Here some pics of some female bodybuilders posing nude. I must say I am not amazed that they are not married.

    Dervla Kirwan The Irish actress shows some very nice cleavage on an episode of the UK TV series "Randall & Hopkirk (Deceased)".

    Eva Habermann The very hot German actress bares breast and bum in a shower scene from the Sci-Fi series "Lexx".

    Courtney Love
    (1, 2, 3, 4, 5)

    The First Lady of Skank gives a triple B performance in "The People vs. Larry Flynt".

    Antonella Mosetti
    (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15,)

    The Italian actress strips down for her 2003 Calendar. Breasts are visible in every link except #14, and there are some great bum views in 2,5,6,8,11,12 and 15.

    Cafe calendar
    (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12)

    Cafe magazine's 2003 calendar. Plenty of bikinis plus a few see-thru's (links 1 and 8) and partial breast sightings (links 3,7,11 and 12).

    Emanuela Folliero
    (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15) more batch of calendar pics. This time it's a great collection of B&W scans by Nero of an incredibly gorgeous Italian babe. Beautiful (and real) breasts can be seen in #1,3,4,6,7 and 15. A bit of bum in #1,13, and 14. Great cleavage and partial breast sightings in #2,5,8,9,10,12 and 13.