… or are you just happy to see me?
By Mark A. Perigard / Review
Thursday, June 25, 2009
HBO, the premium cable network responsible for such groundbreaking series as “The Sopranos” and “Sex and the City,” pegs its future on a show built around a man trying to make his fortune off of what God put between his legs.
In the comedy “Hung,” Ray Drecker (Thomas Jane, “The Punisher”) is a Michigan high school history teacher and basketball coach stewing in a middle-aged funk. The ex-star athlete drills a team on an epic losing streak, lives in his parents’ home, is overextended on loans, has a nutjob for an ex-wife (Anne Heche, “Men in Trees”) and two schlubby teenagers he doesn’t know how to talk to. Continue reading
Thu Jun 25, 2009 at 01:56:00 PM PDT
For those of you not tuned into the politics of the biggest little state in the nation, let me let you in on our dirty little secret: Prostitution is legal in RI.
No, I’m not joking. Go ahead and look into it if you don’t believe me. Go-on, I’ll be right here waiting…
Back yet? See, I told you so! Well it seems that our little legal loophole may soon be closing.
Thanks to scare tactics and the intentional conflation of sex-trafficking with sex-work, a few of RI’s more conservative politicians have made prostitution into the hot issue to vote on. But would it interest anyone to learn how one of our local and noted University of RI professors has made a mockery of a little thing called ethics? Poll to freep and more after the break! Continue reading
24 Jun 2009, 1558 hrs IST, ANI
Michelle Pfeiffer and Kathy Bates want the U.S. Government to legalise prostitution.
The two stars, who play historical hookers in Stephen Frears’ new period movie Cheri, are wondering why the ”world’s oldest profession” has been banned throughout most of their native America.
“There is an argument to be made for providing some protection for prostitutes. It would solve a lot of problems for them. They”re going to do it anyway,” Contactmusic quoted Pfeiffer as saying.
Her co-star Bates agrees: “For health reasons, it would be better for people to enjoy those pleasures.”
Original on Times of India