So now that we’ve covered our first look at girl-on-girl action, how could we go very much further without adding our first set of guy-on-guy films? It just wouldn’t be right!
Laura and I have a rich history of enjoying gay films. They’ve played a significant role in our sex-in-film nerdity, so when if came time to choose a couple of titles, we had a huge list to pull from. Needless to say, it will be a revisited topic in the future.
As for our choices? Laura went the nostalgic route and chose her ‘first time’ gay flick, Jeffrey, from 1995. This worked well for me as well, being that it was one of those classics of the genre that I’d embarrassingly never gotten around to seeing.
Myself? I went with the last-in-first-out method and chose that last gay film I’d recently watched (read ‘last week’) and busted out the fabulous Weekend of just a few years ago.
They turned out to be a fantastic set of choices and we so enjoyed talking about them, and felt they led to so many side opinions we wished to discuss that I have no idea whatsoever how this episode turned out to be one of our shortest yet! It felt like we talked so much! Body objectification! Straight men playing gay men! Fake Jizz?! There was just so much to say… how could it be so short?!
Oh well. It was enjoyable, so that’s all that really counts.
Also, I might add that for anyone who feels like it sounds a little like we’re holding our discussion in a bit of a wind… well, at 113 °F outside, we simply couldn’t pull off a recording session without the AC on, so apologies for any background ‘sooshing’ noise.
p.s. The next time I forget Tatiana Maslany’s name, you have my permission to call me a twit. I’m really such shit with names. It’s embarrassing.
For visual accompaniment, check out the Pinterest album for this episode here.
Friends with benefits. I think most of us have heard the term, but I’m beginning to suspect that we don’t all think of the same thing when we address the concept. I know, if nothing else, that Hollywood and myself have different ideas on the topic.
But then again, we are talking about a couple of romantic comedies, so perhaps I should lighten up a bit… not on how good they are (or are not, as the case may be.) They still have to answer for quality within the confines of rom-com-ness, to which I think one manages to be passable, the other… not so much.
The problem mainly lies in the fact that I have a very personal affinity for the concept of friends with benefits, but clearly come at the idea from a much different perspective (among other things, I take the ‘friends’ part very seriously) whereas these films obviously revolve around characters who want more, but have lost faith in their ability to find it and then settle for something ‘less complicated’… because they are naive as hell. But then, again, ROM. COM. I know… I know.
But this is what we have on the matter… or is it? Do any of you out there know of some other title that might address the concept differently? If so, do enlighten us, because….. Hollywood apparently only knows how to empty it of meaning. Though, if Pinterest is anything to go by, there are plenty of those who love these films… so perhaps you think we’re full of shit? I’d be interesting to hear some differing opinions!
For our Pinterest take on the subject, visit this episode’s album here.
Ah, Game of Thrones. Yes, this time around we’re taking on television, and where better to start than Westeros and all the sexy moral ambiguity the series can muster. But it’s not all so sexy, is it?
We’re going to start off easy, however… get the ball rolling with a little tongue waggling over our own choice cuts and personal favorites. There’s a spicy array of sexiness on display in this series that should not go unappreciated!
Ultimately though, just as the recent spat of rapey-ness will attest to, sex in the ‘game of thrones’ has much less to do with sex directly and much more to do with the exerting, controlling and ripping away of power… just as rape itself is. Controversy has roiled around the last couple of seasons for this very reason and we have some things to say on the matter ourselves.
But fear not, we’re not simply going to toil through the grueling task of social commentary and we’re certainly not going to stake a claim on any kind of moral certitude… we’ve got silliness and laughs enough to go around.
For some great visual accompaniment, you can find the Pinterest album for this episode here.
The Movie Kiss. It can be such a satisfying moment… characters you’ve come to love, to care about… characters whose amorous connection you’re rooting for… finally meet at the mouth and everything feels a tad euphoric. Or at least, that’s the goal. Sometimes it catches that perfect light and floats us right up to the ceiling, tingly bits and all. Sometimes it gets the job done, if only adequately so. Sometimes we watch two people hoark desperately into each other mouths and everything gets awfully queasy. This time around we’re dipping our toe into this vast subject. We certainly have things to say, opinions to voice… but don’t think for a moment we came anywhere close to getting to everything we wanted to express! There’s just too much! Even as I assembled the images for the Pinterest album for this episode I found myself in a near-constant state of facepalm over all the many great (and not-so-great) screen kisses that I’d forgotten I wanted to mention. ::sigh::
And I do not doubt that many of you will likely find yourselves screaming at us for our egregious exclusions… but I promise, we will be revisiting this topic! There’s just too much to cover.
In fact, if there’s a particular kiss you’d like to make sure we address next time around, please let us know! Kisses fly where sex scenes fear to tread, and while we have, between us, seen a colossal number of movies for a couple of thirtysomethings, we’re simply not going to be able to stumble our way to all the good stuff on our own. Leave a comment below, shoot us an email through our Contact page, tweet it at us or start a conversation on our Facebook page. Either way, we’d love to hear your ideas on the subject!
You can find the Pinterest album for this episode here.