2 September, 2014

One of the many videos on vimeo (though admittedly it is getting harder and harder to find them, now that nsfw accounts are being shut down en masse) that starts out looking sexy and cool … with a rather horrific ending. Well, I don’t want to spoil it for you, so you’ll just have to watch it for yourself!

I know I posted this on Facebook once already this summer, but I can’t help it! The video is just too quirky. Not only will the song get stuck in your head for the rest of the week, but by the time the weekend rolls around and you get ready for your next date, you’ll remind yourself of this weird and wonderful video all over again!

At the very least, let’s hope your date goes better than this one…


1 September, 2014

I’m so excited for this month’s Xconfessions releases because of the fantastic stories chosen from the anonymous posts on xconfessions.com, AND because I got to work with some familiar faces in some of the coolest sets imaginable.

For release on September 11th is Romance Bullshit: a dreamy sequence where Amarna Miller, a romance writer, throws herself into a fantasy after seeing the irresistible Ryan James emerging from the waves of Barceloneta like James Bond himself. It’s the perfect romance bullshit that will fly off the shelves – a runaway heiress and the golden boy who will show her the kind of joie de vivre she’s been so desperate to find. New to Xconfessions, Ryan James hails from Australia and made for the perfect seaside romance, complete with old-school glamour, along with the unparalleled Amarna Miller.

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This confession was inspired by one submitted by a woman in her 40s who recently discovered the allure of such romance novels … and with it, a new sexual awakening!
“In my late forties, I was behaving like a teenager! Was I crazy? Was I an idiot? Was I wasting time? Or was I, for the first time, knowing myself through erotic books & masturbation? I had more appetite for my husband too. All those silly stories I was reading were inflaming the desire for adventures in my own real life. I even wondered, would I dare to have a lover? This is my guilty pleasure: stupid, corny romance bullshit. I know these books are objectively NOT GOOD, and the sex depicted on them is NOT REAL. But I can’t stop.”

Then, on September 24th, comes the dark, sultry rendezvous filmed in my favorite movie theater here in Barcelona, Cinemes Girona. The French confession I picked was about a Parisian who plays the piano in an old cinema-turned-art house in the notorious Pigalle district. One of the partons has particularly caught his eye, and he fantasizes about a passionate tête à tête with a dirty movie playing in the background.

If you have seen my 2008 explicit documentary, Barcelona Sex Project, you may notice that one of the stars is in this Xconfession! Irina Vega has been a star of the local adult scene and I was SO excited to have her back on set … as well as her real life partner and fellow performer, Fenyx Santos. Their chemistry and passion are absolutely palpable, making Cinema X Pigalle one steamy production!

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To watch these new releases, and access the expanding catalog of Xconfessions films, go to xconfessions.com to sign up!

 


29 August, 2014

Im spending a few days in Stockholm, the city where I was born back in 1977 (am I that old?). If I think that I came to celebrate my grandma’s Vera 99th anniversary, then I’m f*****g young! My grandma was born in 1915, only 2 days after Ingrid Bergman, Ingrid would have turned 99 years old also this week :(

Made with Repix (http://repix.it)The picture above is in my favorite mall, MOOD.

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My grandfather, when he was around 15  y/o (circa 1930), picture found and scanned at my mother’s place. HE would have been amazed to know that her wife will turn 99 tomorrow!

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I got this amazing flask at Urban Outfitters

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My new rings, while having a great lunch at RICHEIMG_8057

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An finally, at my parent’s house I’ve found this amazing picture of my father Lars (the one without the hat) being cool while sailing, back in 1975.

 


28 August, 2014

I’m loving these illustrations I came across by Marion Fayolle – they remind me of a certain XCONFESSION turned film that features a fox and a rabbit…

The tongue-in-cheek fun of sexuality is something that is a bit rare nowadays, but she does is imaginatively, beautifully and whimsically.

The young Strasbourg-trained artist not only creates these illustrations but has also just designed and launched several wonderful items of clothing in the Parisian boutique Cotélac. She seems to have a talent for fabric print design as well as fun sex illustrations – so much so that she was even featured in Glamour recently.

Now I can’t decide … Do I want prints in my office, or should I buy one of her lovely dresses??

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marion fayolleI am thinking of how nice they would look in our new office!


26 August, 2014

If you read my blog and keep up with my facebook, then you will already know I’m a big fan of the Representation Project – a film and media movement tackling gender stereotypes and the inequalities that come from them.

After Cate Blanchett called one reporter out at the beginning of this year at the SAG awards – rousing an ‘amen sister’ from us all – by the time this year’s emmy awards took place in Hollywood, there was a conceded effort to change the way women are treated on the red carpet. These are some of the best actresses of our time, being celebrated for outstanding performances, and yet all we seem to glean from their pre-show interviews is who designed their dress, whether they had a manicure, what’s in their purse, or how things are with their husband or baby. Come on – it’s 2014 not 1954!

Cue the Representation Project’s latest awareness effort. Following the great response to the #notbuyingit campaign to end sexism in advertising, comes the #askhermore hashtag. If you’ve seen the cringe-worthy questions directed at women before (it is just me, or do most of the actresses seem to hate every moment of it as much as we do?) on the red carpet, you will agree it is high time to be asking something better, like:

 

Unfortunately, there were still a few determined journalists hell-bent on sticking to the usual vapid inquiries. However, they will always meet their match in the likes of actresses like comedienne Sarah Silverman, who unapologetically refused to talk about her outfit or looks, and played the entire experience like the joke that it really was.

Because the fact is that roles for women in movies and TV aren’t great, but they are getting better – thanks in part to the talented, outspoken women in Hollywood. But since we are the real consumers eating up what the entertainment industry serves, we have the power to demand better roles, deeper characters, more heroines and thoughtful questions posed to the actresses who play them.


25 August, 2014

Beauty, bondage and ball-gags … oh my!

No matter how many times I watch this video (it IS a year old at this point, after all), I still get the tingles. Directed by Álvaro de la Herrán, it was commissioned by GQ Spain to play off the bdsm-fairy-tale we’ve been seeing on bookshelves for the whole year, and which will shortly be turned into a hollywood film (unfortunately).

Now, if de la Herrán’s gorgeous, sumptuous, captivating take were on the silver screen, I’d be waiting in line for tickets like everyone else. His extremely erotic interpretation of the bdsm relationship between a man and a woman is breathtaking: “it’s clear to me that in a contemporary sexual relationship, a kiss hides more than a tongue.”

Enjoy and happy Monday :)