A Who’s Who of Whores in Game of Thrones

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(UPDATED through S5E1, "The Wars to Come".) Keeping track of the ever-expanding character lineup of Game of Thrones is no easy task, especially the minor characters. All those bannermen, maesters and minor lords, the grunts of the Night's Watch and King's Guard and Dothraki horde, blur together sometimes. Have we seen that guy before? Does [...]

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Alpha Blue Archives does an excellent job salvaging, preserving and reissuing early porn films that would otherwise be lost to history. No one knows more about the obscure stars, filmmakers and industry trends from the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. The quality of surviving prints varies, but ABA produces fine digital transfers. One of their most [...]

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Maybe you remember Courtney Stodden. She became famous, or infamous, in 2011 when she got married at age 16 to 50-year-old actor Doug Hutchison (who was previously best known, to me at least, as "Tooms" on two great early X-Files episodes). She cultivated a retro bombastic blond bombshell persona and revelled in the tabloid notoriety. [...]

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The latest issue of The New Yorker includes a profile of sculptor Charles Ray written by Calvin Tompkins. The article covers two sad art world scandal involving the same work, Ray's sculpture Huck and Jim depicting the characters from Huckleberry Finn. Jim, the runaway slave, is nine feet tall, a handsome black man in the [...]

Movie Posters for LOVE by Gaspar Noé

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Mainstream art films with explicit sex scenes have been around for a while. Some classic examples include: Romance (1999) directed by Catherine Breillat, which included an extremely romantic scene between stars Caroline Ducey and Rocco Siffredi. Baise-moi (2000) directed by Virginie Despentes and Coralie Trinh Thi, sort of a No Wave Thelma and Louise with [...]

Dr. Drew Returns to Sex

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Dr. Drew debuts a new TV show, called Dr. Drew, on HLN tonight. Well, not exactly new. Dr. Drew has had his own one-hour TV show on HLN for a while now, immediately following Nancy Grace. Tonight's installment represents more of a new direction, a rebranding. His radio co-host Michael Catherwood will now be on [...]

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Our occasional Game of Thrones recaps focus narrowly on the brothels and prostitutes. Core competency and all. This week's episode, "High Sparrow", featured two brothel scenes. The first took place in the main King's Landing brothel we've visited many times before, currently administered by Olyvar for absentee owner Littlefinger. Pervy religious leader "the High Septon" [...]

Mecca Sex Shop Turns Out to be Hoax

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Here at Daze Reader, we love a good hoax and a good hoax debunking. Mecca sex shop report fools media. Last week a bunch of news sites ran a story about a Moroccan entrepreneur supposedly planning to open a sex shop in the holy city of Mecca. Abdelaziz Aouragh owns El Asira, an Amsterdam-based online [...]

New Dirty Scrabble Words for 2015

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In 2014, Merriam-Webster released the fifth edition of The Official Scrabble Players Dictionary (OSPD). The release was heralded by news stories touting some of the buzzworthy new playable words, like BROMANCE, CHILLAX, MOJITO and YUZU. And sometime in 2015, Scrabble clubs and tournaments in North America will begin using the updated Official Tournament and Club [...]

Madison Young on Extreme Guide to Parenting

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The Soup is essential viewing for anyone who likes to stay informed about trashy pop culture with minimum time and braincell commitment. Knowing just enough about the Kardashians-Bachelors-Ducks-Housewives ghetto to snark knowingly, without actually having to watch any of those shows, is a safe and sane compromise. The latest Soup episode revealed the existence of [...]

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Jessie Nizewitz was a contestant on the third episode of VH1 reality show Dating Naked. Today we learn that she is suing Viacom and two production companies for failing to fully blur her naked privates, asking $10 million for her "severe extreme emotional distress, mental anguish, humiliation and embarrassment". Reading the headline, my first reaction [...]