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Taylor Swift’s Documentary Miss Americana Has Screened, See What People Are Saying

The music industry is certainly still a “man’s world,” and Taylor Swift has been subject to scrutiny from the very beginning that her male counterparts would never have to deal with, such as the many men she’s dated, like Harry Styles, Joe Jonas, John Mayer and Jake Gyllenhaal. The artist recently detailed her frustration with this in her song “The Man,” where she discussed the double standard she’s encountered.

Taylor Swift’s Documentary Miss Americanana Has Screened, See What People Are Saying

The music industry is certainly still a “man’s world,” and Taylor Swift has been subject to scrutiny from the very beginning that her male counterparts would never have to deal with, such as the many men she’s dated, like Harry Styles, Joe Jonas, John Mayer and Jake Gyllenhaal. The artist recently detailed her frustration with this in her song “The Man,” where she discussed the double standard she’s encountered.

Disney’s Bambi Will Be The Next Live-Action Remake, With Some Marvel Talent

The story of the little deer prince of the woods, Bambi is one of Walt Disney’s most memorable films from their golden era of cinema. Though part of that infamy comes from the fact that for generations after its release, children were traumatized by the death of Bambi’s mother in the picture’s earlier moments. A tale of growing up and sticking with your friends, it’s definitely a legacy title that’s ripe for the remake treatment.

Netflix And Movie Trailers Of The Week: Lamp Life, Irresistible, And More

Irresistible

it’s no secret that we live in very political times. The tension out there in the world of politics is palpable, and TV and movies have reflected that dynamic of society is a result. Enter Irresistible, which is written and directed by the iconic Jon Stewart. The upcoming comedy features an ensemble cast, and focuses on a Democratic political strategist Gary (Steve Carell) who has his eye on the mayoral position of a small town. Not for himself, but for a retired veteran named Jack (Chris Cooper). But his plan isn’t going to go over easy, and the trailers teases the many misadventures of the campaign trail. The unlikely duo will have to contend with Rose Byrne’s Faith, who will stop at nothing to beat Gary. Also featured in the cast are Mackenzie Davis, Topher Grace, Will Sasso, Natasha Lyonne, and Debra Messing. Irresistible will hit theaters on May 29th, 2020– months before the midterm election in the U.S..

Birds Of Prey’s Black Canary Was Inspired By The Injustice 2 Video Game

For some, superpowers are a gift, while for others, they’re a curse. How Black Canary views her Canary Cry differs depending on the medium, but when it comes to Injustice 2, as Jurnee Smollett-Bell sees it, this sonic scream isn’t something that one just doesn’t break out on a whim. So the actress decided to follow suit on Birds of Prey, with her version of Dinah Drake in Birds of Prey keeping the Canary Cry bottled up whenever possible, and then it takes some building up when she decides to use it.

Kevin Smith Initially Hated American Psycho So Much He Had To Cancel A Dinner With The Writer

Upon its debut, both as a novel by Bret Easton Ellis in 1991 and as director Mary Harron’s sophomore directorial effort in 2000, American Psycho has always been a lightning rod of controversy. But the true mark of the film’s legacy is the fact that, upon his initial viewing of it, the film turned Kevin Smith off so much he actually canceled dinner with the film’s co-writer, Guinevere Turner.

Star Wars’ Billy Dee Williams Posts Sweet Throwback With The Original Cast

Billy Dee Williams’ effortless coolness showed no signs of age in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, and here in this photo, the actor behind Lando Calrissian is, of course, the coolest and the snazziest dresser. In addition to looking very tiny, Mark Hamill has the wide-eyed look of youth, not unlike Luke Skywalker himself. And Carrie Fisher is sadly gone, but I think many of us will remember her how she looked in this picture, as a fun-loving person who was full of life.

This Video of Jennifer Aniston Surprising Fans on the Friends Set Is So Good

Friends fanatics, I have a dream scenario for you: Imagine you’re visiting the set of Central Perk on the Warner Bros. lot in Burbank, California, and Jennifer Aniston pops up and surprises you. Well, this exact thing happened to a group of lucky fans this past week.

Here’s what happened: Aniston was guest-hosting The Ellen Show, which films on the same lot as Friends, and decided to take a break and pop by her old stomping grounds. You see, fans can now actually tour the set of Central Perk, so Aniston decided to hide behind that iconic couch you know and love and give some visitors the scare of a lifetime. A good scare, obviously.

“The set is actually still here [on the Warner Bros. lot],” Aniston says in the clip. “It’s part of the Warner Bros. studio tour. So I thought, ‘While I’m here, I’ll go take a visit.'”

Watch the hilarious video for yourself, below. There is a lot of screaming involved.

Don’t think this means a Friends reunion is happening soon, though. While Jennifer Aniston and several of the cast members have expressed interest in getting back together, nothing is on the books yet. A non-scripted reunion special was in the works at HBO Max (a new streaming service that will soon house all of Friends), but that’s been put on pause for now.

HBO Max chief creative officer Kevin Reilly told the Television Critics Association last week, per Deadline, “There is interest all around, and yet we can’t get the interests all alighted to push the button on it.” He said the reunion, for now, is “just a maybe.”

Hopefully something comes together. But if nothing happens, at least now we can hold on to the dream that one of the “friends” might surprise us on the Warner Bros. lot should we ever visit.

YG Reportedly Arrested On Suspicion Of Robbery In Los Angeles Area

YG was arrested on suspicion of robbery after police came to his Los Angeles County home in the early morning hours of Friday (January 24), TMZ reports. Officials told TMZ that they had both a search warrant and an arrest warrant for the California rapper all related to a robbery case. He’s currently being held on $250,000 bail in downtown L.A. at the Men’s Central Jail, according to CBSLA.

The rapper’s attorney, Joe Tacopina, told TMZ that the charges have “no truth to them.” “YG has no idea what investigators are talking about and we have not been provided with any details,” he said.

YG’s Escalade was involved in a high-speed chase in L.A. in July, TMZ reported at the time, an encounter that reportedly culminated in a 65-year-old man being shot and killed by someone inside the SUV. The rapper, whose real name is Keenon Jackson, told TMZ he was “nowhere near the scene of this incident,” and it’s unclear whether or not his arrest is related to this case. Police also raided his home weeks after the shooting and made one weapons-charge arrest, though YG wasn’t home at the time.

The arrest comes just two days before YG is set to perform at the 2020 Grammys in a group tribute to his friend and collaborator, the late L.A. rapper Nipsey Hussle, alongside Roddy Ricch, Meek Mill, DJ Khaled, John Legend, and Kirk Franklin. YG and Hussle made waves in 2016 with their protest anthem “Fuck Donald Trump,” and after Nip’s death in 2019, YG paid tribute to him on his album 4Real 4Real.

His attorney, Joe Tacopina, minced no words to TMZ. “YG has a performance scheduled at The Grammys Sunday where he will honor Nipsey Hussle … so the timing is suspect, to put it mildly.”

The ‘Vagina’ Episode of Goop’s New Show Isn’t Terrible

Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop “docu-series” The Goop Lab, a quasi-documentary reality show on Netflix from the actress-influencer’s lifestyle brand, is almost exactly what you’d expect. There’s magic mushrooms and powdered diet food and plasma facials and “energy healing.” The activities shown run from charmingly expensive nonsense (like the medium who argues that the refusal to accept mediums is like the historical refusal to accept that the earth is round) to under-researched and irrational (“The prevailing belief that we cannot control our autonomic nervous system is a fallacy,” says one expert who argues you can keep your body temperature up using just your brain before jumping into a freezing body of water.)

So it’s odd that in the middle of all of this, there is a truly ground-breaking episode about female pleasure.

“The Pleasure Is Ours,” the third episode in the series, clocks in under forty minutes. In that brief window, it manages to interrogate society’s bludgeoning impact on female pleasure, deliver full-frontal shots of a dozen vulvas, debunk myths about basic biology, summarize rigorous studies about female orgasm, teach a clinically tested orgasm technique, share tips for communicating and receiving pleasure, and show an actual woman having an actual orgasm on your actual screen.

It’s educational, anti-shaming, and entertaining. There’s certainly never been anything like it on mainstream TV. The weird truth is that Gwyneth Paltrow and her preternaturally glowy-looking Santa Monica mafia made something that could make the world a better place. This episode of television will actually help people. Viva la vulva.

But it wouldn’t be Goop if it wasn’t also a bit problematic. In between all the empowering talk about female pleasure, Paltrow also revealed that she doesn’t know the difference between the vagina (the birth canal) and the vulva (the outer area of your anatomy including the labia and pubic mound)—two completely different body parts.

Plenty of grown women don’t know that they’re probably saying vagina when they mean vulva—”vagina” has been used as a blanket term for years. But it’s disturbing considering Paltrow’s company has been selling women products for their vaginas or vulvas for years—some that have been actively harmful and others that have promoted the myth that vaginas are dirty and smelly and need to be cleaned. And she’s just learning how to correctly label them?

Goop’s relationship with female biology is well documented. In 2015, the company published an article that (inaccurately) linked wearing underwire bras to breast cancer. The same year, the site was rightly criticized for promoting vaginal steaming, which, as Doctor Ann Robinson wrote, can cause itching and risk vaginal thrush, plus spreads misinformation—the vagina is self-cleaning. In 2018, the company paid a settlement of $145,000 in the state of California over unsubstantiated claims about jade and rose quartz eggs, which the company falsely claimed “balance hormones, regulate menstrual cycles, prevent uterine prolapse, and increase bladder control” if used in the vagina. (The suit also included an essential oil blend that Goop claimed could prevent depression.) They inaccurately claimed that tampons contain toxins, tried to turn people off mainstream lubes, and marketed a $15k dildo.

“The Pleasure Is Ours” docu-series episode, however, is so opposite to all of these claims and myth-mongering that it seems almost like it was made by another company. The women share deep insecurities about their bodies and talk about “genital shame.” They talk about the trouble with “performative receiving” with sex educator and “pleasure anarchist” Isabella Frappier, and it’s strangely emotional to watch them, for the first time, practice telling imaginary sex partners what feels good. “Shame is a killer of pleasure” says famed 90-year-old sexologist and orgasm expert Betty Dodson. (In a 2008 study of 500 women with anorgasmia, the inability to orgasm, she coached 456 straight to the Big O). They look at labias and learn about the makeup of the clitoris (which, the show points out, was only fully mapped in 2005) and practice obtaining consent.

In spite of the weird revelation that the woman peddling vagina candles does not know what a vagina is, the whole thing feels strangely miraculous.

The episode, in all of its unlikely beauty, is only missing one thing: male viewers. “The Pleasure Is Ours,” which should be required viewing for women and anyone who has sex with them, will probably be watched almost exclusively by women. No wonder we reach for absurdly expensive sex products or believe faulty information about our bodies sometimes—we have both been punished by society’s indifference to our pleasure, and fully tasked with rectifying the problem.

Jenny Singer is a staff writer for Glamour.