For anyone who doesn't know, Jamie Dornan snagged the lead in the film adaptation of mega book, Fifty Shades of Grey. He's obviously promoting the movie, as he should in this case, with sexual innuendo. I posted a great deal about this at the time they were casting lead roles because so many fans of the book wanted Matt Bomer to play the lead...if you do a simple search here on the blog, above, you'll see a lot more. It's not worth linking to now. He got the part and it is what it is.
In any event, Dornan and a few other celebrities discuss how they deal with doing sex scenes in films in this article. And some of their comments and references are actually kind of funny...from their own POV...and some are kind of, well, dumb.
Dornan was funny:
Your dignity is intact as much as it’s all tucked away in a little flesh-coloured bag… As a guy you put all your essentials in a little bag and you tie it up like a little bag of grapes and it’s tucked away.
Daniel Radcliffe, as always, was stupid:
I was talked through it by the director [John Krokidas]. He would be telling me what I would be feeling in each take. Basically, gay sex, especially for the first time, is really fucking painful. And he said that he had never seen that portrayed accurately on film before. He wanted it to look like an authentic loss of virginity.
It seems that even though Radcliffe was willing to play gayface, and get paid well for doing gayface, he just never actually got the hang of commenting on gay related topics. First, gay sex (even the first time) is only painful in certain cases. Second, I guess Radcliffe assumes that straight sex for many women isn't "fucking" painful for the first time. He might have been joking about this, but I still can't forget what he said previously about playing a gay role. And, Kill Your Darlings was about as interesting as watching Donald Trump's The Apprentice.
Anna Paquin, as always, was eloquent and dignified:
Maybe it should be weird, simulating sex with your husband in front of people? But it’s really not. When it’s a love scene with someone you actually love, there’s no feeling like, ‘Can I touch him here? Can I touch him there?’ You know what your boundaries are — or what they aren’t, I suppose.
There are more here.
Stephen Fry's Gay Marriage
Stephen Fry recently announced his upcoming marriage to a guy named Elliot Spencer. Fry is 57 years old and Spencer is 27.
The age-gapped couple met sometime over the summer, and while they were hoping to keep the news private, they aren’t about to let a little publicity rain on their parade.
“Oh. It looks as though a certain cat is out of a certain bag. I’m very very happy of course but had hoped for a private wedding. Fat chance!,” Fry tweeted, adding, “Thank you all SO much for your kind congratulations. Deeply touched xxx.”
Although 30 years is a bit of a gap, it's not the first time I've seen gay long term relationships with wide gaps. In fact, Tony and I had two very best friends who were twenty years apart. They were together for over forty years, and when the older one died in his 80's the younger one, in his 60's at the time, died a year after him. I could list many other personal friendships I've had with similar circumstances. It's really not uncommon, and usually works out well for some reason.
You can read the rest here.
Ab Fab Movie
There's talk of an Ab Fab movie coming soon, and this time it comes right from the main source.
Jennifer Saunders, 56, has announced that an Ab Fab feature is most certainly happening in 2015.
Saunders, who also plays mother-of-the-century and PR diva extraordinaire Edina in the show, has finished writing a script for a movie that has apparently been in the works since the series first went off the air in 1995.
She told the Sunday People, “I’ve finished the first draft. I’m feeling euphoric. My proper New Year’s resolution is to do the film, otherwise it’ll be a pointless year of procrastination.”
20 years is a long time in the making and it makes me wonder WTF they've been doing all this time. Frankly, I'd be happy with a few more follow up episodes. You can read the rest here.
Bradley Cooper Shaves His Body
This link will lead you to one of those multi-linked articles with tons of information, however, there's a photo of Bradley Cooper practically naked. I saw it earlier today on Twitter and knew it was only a matter of time before it started making the rounds. Cooper posed nude for W Magazine and it's an interesting photo for many reasons.
Some have been more than critical:
Why is this happening to us?? Typically-hirsute and tan Bradley Cooper, who’s currently starring in American Sniper on movie screens and The Elephant Man on Broadway, appears pale and completely smooth for a Fellini-meets-Hockney-inspired photo shoot for W magazine. Please let this be a bad dream.
I think Cooper looks pretty damn good, and for once it's a tasteful nude photo. Although, the comments seem to prove that gay men prefer Bradley Cooper bigger and hairier. I'll take him any way I can get him :)
You can see it here.