10 Pop Culture Sex Addicts

I was wondering when someone was going to get around to listing these…happy to see James Bond in his rightful place at #1. No judgement, just a fact.

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This week Lars von Trier’s sexual opus Nymphomanic was unleashed on the masses. The film follows one woman’s erotic journey — a self-proclaimed nymphomaniac named Joe (played by the always wonderful Charlotte Gainsbourg). Of course, Von Trier isn’t the first person to explore sexual obsession. Pop culture is full of “sex addicts” who can’t control their appetite between the sheets. We found ten other insatiable characters whose libidos have been working overtime.

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reblog: The beauty of MELANCHOLIA

This weekend we’re showing MELANCHOLIA, a very strange and very beautiful film…if you’re in Detroit, you might want to check it out Sunday (2/17) at 3 p.m. at Ponyride, 1401 Vermont in Corktown 🙂

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We won’t lie, we’d never seen Lars von Trier’s Melancholia on a big screen before. While the director is understandably controversial, there’s no disputing that he made a beautiful film. We really want more people to see this movie, hopefully the screen caps below will help convince you to stop by Ponyride tomorrow (Sunday, February 16)) at 3 p.m.

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Like Peter Greenaway with The Draughtsman’s Contract and Lech Majewski with The Mill and The Cross, among others, von Trier draws from painting for Melancholia‘s lighting and compositions. Just one example is John Everett Millais’ Ophelia,

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For more on the look of Melancholia, check out this fascinating clip from the filmmakers, including cinematographer Manuel Alberto Claro:

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