"There is no real me: only an entity, something illusory. And though I can hide my cold gaze, and you can shake my hand and feel flesh gripping yours and maybe you can even sense our lifestyles are probably comparable… I simply am not there.”
American Psycho (2000) dir. Mary Harron

"There is no real me: only an entity, something illusory. And though I can hide my cold gaze, and you can shake my hand and feel flesh gripping yours and maybe you can even sense our lifestyles are probably comparable… I simply am not there.”

American Psycho (2000) dir. Mary Harron

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SPOTLIGHT: Emoji-nation by Nastya Nudnik

Sometimes, and it happens very rarely, something spectacular from our collective history clashes dramatically with a piece of nuanced pop culture. Today, one of these fantastic things came to us in the form of this collection of viral images.

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Mom, dad. I’m a pornstar.

Vox.com spoked with some male and female pornstars about the timing and reaction of their coming out as pornstars and how it impacted their private life. Preview:

Stoya: My grandma’s maiden name is Stojadinović, and she used to use “Stoya” to sign her paintings in college. I decided to use it as my stage name. Eventually it got to the point where it was like, “Aw, I just did a media-heavy convention, and I was in front of the G4 cameras, and I gave a quote to the Wall Street Journal about whether I’m concerned about high-definition video, so this is now becoming a thing where I kind of have to tell my grandma because of Murphy’s Law of Inappropriate Behavior. If I don’t tell her, she’s going to stumble on it.” So I called her:

Stoya: Hey grandma! How are you?
Grandma: Good, how are you? What are you doing for a living? Because your mother says you’re “kind of like a model,” and she wouldn’t say “kind of” if you were, and, no offense honey, but you’re a bit short.
Stoya: You know like Bettie Page, right?
Grandma: Yes!
Stoya: I do stuff like that except, because everybody runs around in skimpy clothing now, I do the modern version, where I have sex with people on video.
Grandma: Oh, you’re a nudie girl in the moving pictures!
Stoya: Yes I am.
Grandma: Do you enjoy it?
Stoya: Yes!
Grandma: Lovely!
Stoya: Okay, I’ve got to tell you another thing.
Grandma: Okay.
Stoya: Well, I’m using your name.
Grandma: Oooh. Vera? That’s not very sexy.
Stoya: Well actually, if I was going for pin-up, that would actually be a fantastic name, but I’m using “Stoya.”
Grandma: Ooooh no.
Stoya: What’s wrong?
Grandma: I hope that no one at the nursing home gets us confused and tries to put my feet behind my head, because I don’t bend that way anymore.

Which says so many things. She was completely aware of what adult entertainment is. Otherwise how would she know that we end up contorted in these bizarre open-to-the-camera, keep-your-face-in-the-light yoga positions?

Read the full article HERE.