Outlander, Diana Gabaldon’s Abusive Romance, May Come To TV

TW for spousal abuse and rape; spoilers abound.

Diana Gabaldon’s super-popular time travel romance from 1991, Outlander, may be coming to cable TV. Fans are speculating who will play Jamie Fraser, frequently mentioning Chris Hemsworth. Ms. Gabaldon writes on her blog, “I’m sure Mr. H. is a very fine actor, but I really don’t like widow’s peaks on men.” Hey, we all have our quirks. Some of us don’t like the hero to have a widow’s peak. And some of us don’t like the hero to beat the heroine. Read More Outlander, Diana Gabaldon’s Abusive Romance, May Come To TV

Classic Woman-centric Movie Review: “Suspicion” (1941)

Sometimes there’s nothing like a good Hitchcock movie to get that fix of nail-biting suspense and that happy ending, too. Hitchcock’s film “Suspicion,” made in 1941, provides all of this and then some. The film stars Cary Grant, Joan Fontaine, and Nigel Bruce. It was directed by (duh!) Alfred Hitchcock, and it was his only film to garner a Best Actress Award, for Joan Fontaine at the 1941 Oscars. Read More Classic Woman-centric Movie Review: “Suspicion” (1941)

Death by Text: The Pathology of a Bad Breakup

For Joel”¦

I had a pretty shite weekend. I broke my toe and spent a goodly amount of time in bed, pain meds made my tummy sour so I couldn’t eat the soup my honey concocted for me, and I was too drowsy to even enjoy a full episode of Downton Abbey on DVD. The weekend was an all around blergh. Maybe blergh +.

But as lame as my weekend was, my friend Joel had one fit for the books. His boyfriend broke up with him. On his birthday. Via text message. Read More Death by Text: The Pathology of a Bad Breakup

Ladyghosts of TV Past: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Season 1, Episode 8, I Robot, You Jane

“So, you’ve been seeing a guy, but you don’t know what he looks like. Okay, this is a puzzle. No, wait, I’m good at these. Does it involve a midget and a block of ice?”

Read More Ladyghosts of TV Past: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Season 1, Episode 8, I Robot, You Jane

Sexual Mythbusters, Vol. 2: All Hymens Are Created Equal

If bad romance novels are to be believed, the hymen is a few inches inside the vagina and must be abruptly broken with a dramatic, grunting thrust. As you may suspect, however, this is not quite accurate, and by “not quite” I mean “not at all.” (NSFW – drawings of vulvas at the bottom of the post.) Read More Sexual Mythbusters, Vol. 2: All Hymens Are Created Equal