Pornography is an accepted way of life today, and sex is only a click away. So a new movie about how an innocent teenager drifts into the porn industry may seem relevant, but hardly shocking. Still, I often wonder about these moaning, undulating, lip-licking porno stars and where they came from. Who are they? Where do they go at night? What do they do when they’re not in front of a camera? Do they sleep on real Beautyrest springs, or in a box beneath a drawbridge? About Cherry, directed by Stephen Elliott and co-scripted with a former porn star called Lorelei Lee (not the one from Gentlemen Prefer Blondes), is about just such a girl. She calls herself Cherry, born Angelina, and she’s almost as sensual and vulnerable as Norma Jeane Baker, before she changed her name to Marilyn Monroe.
When the dust settled on Scott Brown’s victory in Massachusets, and all those compromises with catchy nicknames were officially scuttled, a handful of Senate Democrats decided they really would like the public option after all.
And so they got down to brass tacks. Having been defeated by the need for 60 votes, to Read More
Maria Esposito came to Wednesday night’s 18th Annual Take Home a Nude silent charity auction at Sotheby’s with five girlfriends, one of them a serious art collector who thought the others would like it if they gave it a try. Ms. Esposito had never been to an art auction before; the only advice her collector Read More
The last human being to wear Spider Silk, a textile stronger than steel and made from the silk of the golden orb spider, native to Madagascar, was one of Napoleon’s wives. She sported Spider Silk gloves. Two hundred years later, on the evening of September 23 at the American Museum of Natural History, socialite Tinsley Read More
Major studio productions might offer gourmet craft service and luxurious trailers, but Heather Graham likes her indies just the way they are.
"I think that sometimes [smaller production companies] make more original things, because they're not under the big pressure of money like the big studios are," Ms. Graham told the Transom on Tuesday, October Read More
With her dark scowls and dour “Don’t tread on me” warning signals, Christina Ricci has carved a career out of playing Addams Family goths, angry drunks, rebellious social rejects, end-of-the-line junkies and hardened lesbian serial killers. In a chicken-fried horror called Black Snake Moan, she now emerges in yet another of her movie disguises, looking Read More