Whether you’re a Tea Party fan, one of the nation’s richest, or an attendee either physical or spiritual at the current wave of Occupy Wall Street inspired protests sweeping the planet, the fact that you’re reading this blog means you appreciate the beauty of the feminine form. So too does documentary filmmaker Steven Greenstreet, whose ‘Hot Chicks of Occupy Wall Street’ video has aroused both ire and admiration from 99%-ers around the world. With some women finding Greenstreet and cohort Brandon Bloch’s 4-minute video tribute to a selection of attractive, intelligent, proactive protesters of New York’s Zuccotti Park to be nothing but the sexist work of two lecherous heterosexual ignoramuses, the video has inspired so much debate that Salon even published a 2,500 word discussion amongst its staffers as to whether or not ‘Hot Chicks of Occupy Wall Street’ was sexist. The outcome? Maybe, maybe not.
What seems to be missing from so many of the ad hominem attacks on Greenstreet (as well as a wordless arson attempt at his apartment) is that the vast majority of the videos runtime is devoted to showing protesting women celebrating their common ground together and rather lucidly expressing their reasons for attending the Occupy Wall Street protests. Isn’t that what political activism is all about, getting your point across in a clear and emphatic way? Whatever your stance on Greenstreet’s alleged sexism, you have to admit that his video is drawing a huge amount of attention – from such international news sources as Le Monde (France), Folha (Brazil), Index (Croatia), and, uh, The Salt Lake Tribune – to an increasingly popular cause.
Just be thankful these are Urban Outfitters-wearing hipsters and not the muddy, hairy hippies of the 60s! Well, unless that’s your thing. No judgment here at Mr. Pink’s.
Internationally renowned sexologist, author, advocate, and all ‘round swell woman, Dr. Susan Block is tonight hosting another of her weekly live broadcasts from her Womb Room studio in downtown Los Angeles and, like most of her shows, this one looks like a hot ‘n’ horny hootenanny if ever there was one. Joining Dr. Suzy for the live radio and webcam video show tonight is Rebekah Nazarian, general manager of the lesbian adult entertainment company Filly Films, and two of her most prominent performers, Sinn Sage and Dana Vespoli. Talking to AVN, Nazarian calls Dr. Block someone she can look up to, saying she sees her as “one of those ‘Kinsey Revolutionary’ type of people.” Clearly a little intimidated and nervous, Nazarian also speaks of Dr. Suzy’s request for her to bring a strap-on dildo to the broadcast, not to giveaway, but hopefully to incorporate it into the show, which will also feature pornstars Sasha Sweet and Sheena Ryder, both of whom would most likely be quite at home strapping on a fake dick and going to town.
As no stranger to controversy herself, Dr. Suzy often invites on her show guests that would otherwise miss such an important chance to discuss their (usually) unusual field of expertise. Tonight’s show will welcome transsexual porno superstar and equestrian, Morgan Bailey, and an anonymous “Saudi dignitary” whose identity will not be revealed to ensure his safety from prosecution. And, in a week that has already seen Iranian actress Marzieh Vafamehr sentenced to a year in jail and 90 lashes for appearing in Iranian-Australian film “My Tehran For Sale” without a traditional hijab head covering, such a threat seems very, very real. Intense stuff!
Like all of Dr. Suzy’s Speakeasy shows, those in the Los Angeles area can attend. For ticket information, follow this link and, like Dr Suzy always says “make love, not war” and do it the Bonobo Way.
When Halloween rolls around every year, it seems a few groups of concerned citizens, often teachers and parents, are outraged at how provocative the retail costume industry has become. The once chaste versions of characters from Alice in Wonderland, Wizard of Oz, and Red Riding Hood have now been adopted and adapted by adult women. Complete with cleavage-baring corsets, garter belts, and frilled, visible panties, these “adult” costumes are sure to turn heads at parties and Halloween street parades.
Keeping its focus firmly in the over-18 realm, Los Angeles-based “contemporary costume and lingerie” design firm, Seven ‘til Midnight launched its new line dubbed ‘Costume or Play – Wear Either Way.’ Taking traditional Halloween costumes that have been reserved for adults – pirates, nurses, sex kittens, and the French maid – and putting an even more salacious twist on them, Seven ‘til Midnight has designed tear-away adaptable outfits that can be put to use in public or private, as costume or playful lingerie. Though there’s no doubt some wearers will choose the more revealing option when heading out this October, there’s going to be some pretty damn lively bedroom parties this year, that’s for sure.