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Culture, The Exhibitionist Co-Stars with James Franco in <em>About Cherry</em> Co-Stars with James Franco in About Cherry

There is no shortage of films about sex work. Hollywood has always loved to toy with the forbidden allure of women and men who make money having sex in person or on video. But whether playing sex work as comedy…
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Film, "About Cherry": Gee, the Porn Industry Sure Is Swell

"About Cherry": Gee, the Porn Industry Sure Is Swell

Dramatic films taking place around the porn industry — let us retire the ridiculous code "adult films" — tend to highlight the hollow and despairing aspect, while About Cherry sets out to demystify the fuck-flicks business. "Cherry" is the screen…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist HBO's <em>The Newsroom</em>: Two Weeks In and We're Hooked

HBO's The Newsroom: Two Weeks In and We're Hooked

In case you missed it last week, the first ever scene in the first ever episode of HBO's new series The Newsroom featured one of the boldest chunks of television dialogue in recent memory: "We're not the greatest country in…
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Film, Game-Show Masala

Game-Show Masala

Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? Well, who wouldn't in this economy, even if the currency in question is rupees and winning the loot means being pegged as a fraud, getting a firsthand education in "enhanced" interrogation methods, and having…
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