BY Narciso Espiritu in Boob Tube on Aug 27, 2013 |
Since August 11 of this year, two words burned themselves into our brains: Breaking Bad. The critically-acclaimed, award winning television series began to release its final episodes earlier this month, and it has yet to disappoint. If you’re familiar with Breaking Bad, then you might know about some of the fan reactions to show’s lead female character, Skyler White (played by actress Anna Gunn).
Anna Gunn recently wrote an Op-Ed ... Read More
BY Melanie Mignucci in Boob Tube on Aug 15, 2013 |
This HYSTERICAL CollegeHumor video addresses that “dumb double standard” in the TV industry that’s got so many ladies’ feathers ruffled. No, not the pay grade one … or the leading actress/actor ratio one… or the one where “30 Rock” isn’t on the air anymore. (Not quite a double standard but an issue I, as a woman, have.)
These female comedians have “a boner to pick” with HBO … for not giving us the D.
It’s true! For every time we ... Read More
BY Kelly Maxwell in Boob Tube on Aug 01, 2013 |
Traditionally, it’s been scripted for you: first comes love, then comes marriage, then comes baby in the baby carriage… Yadda, yadda, yadda. Sounds easy enough. Until you decide that the script isn’t for you. In this new HBO documentary, First Comes Love, filmmaker Nina Davenport throws the script out and documents how it goes doing things her way. She's unmarried, over 40 and she wants to have a baby.
The plan is, there is no plan.This ... Read More
BY Tess Duncan in Boob Tube on Jul 30, 2013 |
In anticipation of the upcoming red carpet gala, the Girls mastermind has had a few things to say about the HBO show's nominations. Just now finishing filming the third season of her hit show, (not that anybody's counting the days or anything...) Dunham revealed that she's most excited for co-star's Adam Driver's comedy nomination. Although she's received three noms herself, his gave her a "shriek-y, joyful, amazed sensation." Dunham stated, "It means so much to ... Read More
BY Kelly Maxwell in Boob Tube on Jun 17, 2013 |
We may think we know, but we have no idea. She was the most famous woman in the world and yet the world knew so little about her. Marilyn Monroe was so much more than the air-headed characters she portrayed; she was highly intelligent, passionate and driven, as well as an innovative leader for women in Hollywood. She bucked the system and made her career her own.
Love Marilyn takes her recently discovered writings and turns them into poignant ... Read More
BY Kelly Maxwell in Boob Tube on Jun 10, 2013 |
HBO has really stepped up their game. Their documentaries are no exception to this. They seem to be resurrecting an art-from that had been pushed to the side in favor of instant internet journalism. We can safely say that, with the premier of Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer, HBO has revived the documentary.The film, directed by Mike Lerner and Maxim Pozdorovkin, shows some never-before-seen footage of the trial and events leading up to that performance in ... Read More
OMG, can you believe it? Sex & The City premiered 15 years ago today! I can’t even tell you how many times I’ve seen every episode, though probably as many times as I’ve seen The Breakfast Club. Considering they both play on TBS every, like, 5 minutes, let’s just say a lot. When I heard that today is the 15th anniversary since the show first aired on HBO, I wanted to leave the office, run straight home (down ... Read More
BY Kelly Maxwell in Boob Tube on May 30, 2013 |
So while the rest of the world was binge-watching Arrested Development this past weekend, HBO premiered the “too gay for mainstream theaters”, Behind the Candelabra. The movie has become HBO’s highest rated flick in over a decade. We might know EXACTLY why.Sure, Michael Douglass as Liberace was pretty awesome. But it was Matt Damon, rocking bedazzled speedos and feathered hair, who stole our hearts—and other parts. We always knew Damon ... Read More
BY BUST Magazine in Boob Tube on Apr 23, 2013 |
Ros from Game of Thrones. Full frontal nudity in 3...2...1...
Game of Thrones, the HBO series based on George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire novels, premiered in April 2011. Since then, the show has received attention for its sprawling scope, large cast, morally complex characters, strong acting (particularly the performance of Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister), and the numerous shots of prostitutes and naked boobs in almost every episode.
Yes, Game of ... Read More
If you don’t think Louis CK is fucking hilarious, well, I don’t know what to say to you. But, if you do… then you’ll be glad to hear that his newest HBO comedy special Oh My God, does not disappoint. Full disclosure, I got to see Louis perform it live at The Kennedy Center in Washington, DC in February, so I already knew it was going to be great.
While Louis is still the bitter, self-deprecating comedian who stands on the edge of ... Read More