Would you like to know how to properly finger a belly button? How about the best way to “69″ with a crash test dummy? All this and more awaits you in this amazing sex guide from 1960s era Japan, which the amazing people at Hello Damage were kind of enough to scan and post for your edification. (NSFW) More
I mean, J.K. Rowling‘s is pretty obvious: More
First of all, there’s a Fifty Shades of Grey magazine. How? Where did it come from? It just appeared in our office, as if by magic. I like to think it found us. And it contains articles by sex surrogates and therapists and Mormons talking about why Fifty Shades of Grey is so popular. Interesting! It also contains sex tips which are not what you’d expect… More
You will notice they line up with Carrie, Miranda, Charlotte and Samantha, or, alternatively, Hannah, Shoshanna, Marni and Jemma. I mean, they do if you’re a crazy person. More
Look. It’s up to us to put the racy back in literacy.
To that end, send in a picture of you reading while sexy. Now, “sexy” is constituted of whatever that means to you. If it means riding a lawnmower in a Teletubby suit, well, I like that TheGloss accepts all kinds. I’d prefer not to feature nudity unless it ‘s really creatively done, in which case, okay, go for it. Reading is defined as “you should probably have a book in front of you in the picture. Or a kindle. Something.”
Send the pictures – along with your name, and a book recommendation to share – to Jennifer@thegloss.com, any time this week. More
Look, I’d go see Great Expectations if it was being performed in Aramaic by sock puppets, that’s how much I love it. But, that said, I am a pretty big fan of Alfonso Cuarón’s 1998 adaptation, starring Ethan Hawke and a big eyed Gwyneth Paltrow kissing in the rain and dancing and Anne Bancroft. Especially Anne Bancroft. Anne Bancroft is her own thing, like dancing in the rain. I also think that Great Expectations is, curiously, one of Dicken’s more modern, accessible novels, so it was a really good one to update. Though I think Great Expectations would make a great sic-fi adaptation with a clone army, but that is beside the point.
That said, I love, love, love Helena Bonham Carter so I’m excited to see how she’ll do in the upcoming version. Really, I think she’s the kind of person who was born to play Miss Havisham. And while the upcoming version is set in the past that means it will have historical costumes. I’m going to show the trailers for both. You tell me which version looks better. This is all on you, now: More
“A half finished book is like a half finished love affair!” A half finished trailer is like a half finished really-long-meaningful-stare-on-the-subway-that-could-be-a-sexy-thing-but-God-Shame-really-made-you-think-twice-about-that-huh? Suffice to say, The Cloud Atlas trailer is here, and you should watch it in its 4 minute entirety: More
Oh, my gosh, please, let’s talk about it. More
Everyone seems to agree that the true identity of Holly Golighty, nee Lula Mae Barnes, is a great mystery, and that her true inspiration can never be known. Well, that was yesterday, this is today. I’m here to clear that up. More
When I first learned about “mommy porn” sensation 50 Shades Of Grey, I immediately wondered what actual members of the BDSM community might think of it. On the one hand, it’s gotten people talking about BDSM on an unprecedentedly massive level; on the other, it spreads misconceptions that are potentially quite harmful. So I asked some non-fictitious, practicing members of the BDSM community their opinions on the book. Their answers varied somewhat, but most of them came down on the side of “kill it with fire.” (I’m using images of flowers to represent them because nothing says “Twilight-y sexual euphemisms” to me like some flowers.) More
Did you know that Fitzgerald scripted a silent version of The Great Gatsby in 1926? You do now. This footage is all that now remains of it: More
Look, I understand that if Baz Luhrman directed Little Women, everyone would be in catsuits and swinging lightsabers. I get that. More