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Harlotry: How I Became A Whore

Harlotry: How I Became A Whore

I decided I wanted to be a prostitute when I was seventeen. Most people assume I made this decision because I had seen Pretty Woman too many times, because my parents didn’t hug me enough, or because I was somehow coerced into my decision. None of these assumptions are correct. I’ve always been prone to viewing my life more as a story or a series of discrete experiences than as an actual life of connected events. However, saying I decided to join the oldest profession to advance my story is also overly simplistic. More »

The Editors Discuss: Romantic Comedies (Also, Have You Seen The Hole?)

The Editors Discuss: Romantic Comedies (Also, Have You Seen The Hole?)

It’s Valentine’s Day week, which means you’ll be up to your ears in slideshows and lists chronicaling the top X romantic comedies of all time. Editors Jennifer Wright and Ashley Cardiff are discussing the genre today–predictably, Jennifer is for and Ashley is against. One point on which they both agree, however, is that while it may not be a romantic comedy, The Hole is excellent. More »

Gallery: 10 Romantic Comedies with Nonsensical Love Proclamations

Gallery: 10 Romantic Comedies with Nonsensical Love Proclamations

Love and Other Drugs with Jake Gyllenhaal and Anne Hathaway is coming out Thanksgiving weekend and every time I see the trailer I think the same thing: what kind of guy would EVER stop a coach bus on the highway just to tell some girl on it he loves her? You know what I’m talking about. That scene in the trailer where Jake Gyllenhaal is in his sports car racing the bus Anne Hathaway is on (probably to escape him) and manages to pull it over so he can climb aboard and tell confess his true love for her and probably apologize for whatever he did to make her get on the bus in the first place. Yea, that would never happen in real life. Let’s be honest: he’d probably just send her a text message. More »