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The Banned-In-Japan Film George Lucas And Francis Ford Coppola Produced

During the 1980s, in the wake of Star Wars and Apocalypse Now, George Lucas and Francis Ford Coppola produced one of the most daring—and in Japan, most controversial—films ever made. Paul Schrader’s Mishima: A Life In Four Chapters is unlike anything before or since.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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More Men Are Raped Every Year Than Women

By now, we all know the whole “one in four women will get raped” chestnut is a bunch of bullshit. That misconception stems from a 1985 Ms. Magazine survey conducted by Kent State professor Mary Koss—a hardline feminist who once declared “rape represents an extreme behavior but one that is on a continuum with normal […]

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The 2017 Oscar Nominations Are Not So White Any More

2017 may have been an awful year for film culture, with its ongoing revelations of sexual abuse and gender inequities, but it was a phenomenal year for film, and yesterday’s Oscar nominations reflect that. While we can argue over which movies and performances were left out, it’s important to …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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BANTER EXCLUSIVE: Victimhood, Fame, And My Date With Aziz Ansari

This is not a story about Aziz Ansari harassing or assaulting me. This is not a story blaming “Grace,” the woman accusing Aziz Ansari of sexual misconduct. This is a story intended to be part of a larger, more complicated conversation that is far from binary, a place my younger self would not have …Continue […]

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Oprah Winfrey Just Brought the House Down at the Golden Globes With Astonishingly Powerful Speech

Oprah Winfrey gave her unique take on the #metoo movement at the Golden Globes Award and quite literally brought the house down. This was without doubt one of the most powerful speeches made about the movement that is rapidly changing American society and needs to be heard by, well, everyone.  …Continue reading Continue Reading at […]

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The #MeToo Sexual Harassment Hysteria Is A Pretext For Women To Take Power And Money From Men

Nothing ever happens in a vacuum, and no movement suddenly blossoms into existence without some kind of endgame in mind. And if you were wondering what the final phase of the whole #MeToo phenomena might resemble, the November 17 edition of Newsweek spelled it out for you in living color. “Pop goes the weasels,” the […]

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Why Team America Matt Damon is the Best Matt Damon

When Trey Parker and Matt Stone’s Team America: World Police came out in 2004, critics didn’t quite know what to make of it. With its bashing of liberalism, celebrities, and puppet sex, some believed it was an act of juvenile rebellion with little more to say than “fuck the …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Hollywood Producers Guild Releases “Ax Before You Jax” Pamphlet On When It’s Okay to Masturbate

(WARNING: You are about to read satire!) So you wanna masturbate, preferably in the presence of a woman. We all do my friend. Who doesn’t?! But first you must determine if your particular situation is right for both you and your masturbatory muse. Sounds complicated, right? It’s not! If you follow …Continue reading Continue Reading […]

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MEMBERS ONLY: What Hollywood Can Learn from the 1919 World Series

The fact that this crisis reaches beyond Weinstein to infect organizations like Screen Junkies and Alamo Drafthouse makes it so unprecedented in its scale that no Hollywood scandal to come before it can be a sufficient model for how to correct things going forward. I propose that we take lessons …Continue reading Continue Reading at […]

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James Woods is an Idiot

If you’re looking for a case study in what happens to old white men’s brains after decades of watching Fox News and listening to right wing talk radio, look no further than vocal Trump supporter and actor James Woods.  A celebrity favorite of the hard right, Woods rantings about current events …Continue reading Continue Reading […]

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I Don’t Give a Sh*t About Harvey Weinstein

Americans and the American media only seem to grasp a tragedy, problem, disaster or disease when it happens to a celebrity. I guess we can’t help it. We’re just narrow-minded imbeciles who require a larger-than-life figure through which to experience human emotion vicariously, even if the exact …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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