sabato 25 febbraio 2017
News tratta da "The Hollywood Reporter"
Lea Michele has booked her next act.
The Glee and Scream Queens favorite has joined the cast of ABC's untitled city mayor comedy pilot, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
From ABC Studios and Hamilton's Daveed Diggs, the project explores what happens when an outspoken, idealistic rapper named Courtney (Search Party's Brandon Micheal Hall) runs for office as a publicity stunt. When he actually gets elected, he surprises everyone (including himself) when he has a natural knack for the job and slowly transforms City Hall.
Details on the role Michele will play were not immediately available as the part is being adjusted to specifically accommodate the actress. The character originally was planned to be Courtney's chief of staff. It's unclear if that will remain as the part continues to shift with Michele's commitment to the project. The ABC comedy marks her first pilot since Fox's Glee and first series-regular role outside of the Ryan Murphy universe. For Michele, meanwhile, this marks her follow-up to Fox's Scream Queens. The horror-comedy anthology from executive producer Murphy remains on the bubble and awaits word on its third season. Sources say Murphy released Michele from her deal for Scream Queens. Her casting does not have any bearing on if the series returns. Instead, it means her character of Hester is not going to be returning for a potential third season.
Jeremy Bronson (Speechless) will pen the script and exec produce the ABC Studios comedy alongside Diggs, Jamie Tarses, Scott Stuber and James Griffiths, with the latter set to direct the single-camera comedy.
venerdì 24 febbraio 2017
"Masters of Sex", quando la qualità non incontra il pubblico
"Sta andando in onda la quarta e ultima stagione di «Masters of Sex», la serie americana creata da Michelle Ashford. Racconta gli anni ardimentosi delle ricerche del ginecologo William Masters e della psicologa Virginia Johnson, diventati famosi per aver redatto il primo studio approfondito sul sesso, un lavoro durato undici anni e sfociato nel famoso libro La risposta sessuale umana del 1966 (Sky Atlantic, mercoledì, 2L10). La rete americana Showtime ne ha annunciato la fine: «"Masters of Sex" è stato un viaggio magnificamente scritto e interpretato sulla rivoluzione dei costumi sessuali dell'America. Siamo assolutamente orgogliosi di aver condiviso la storia di Masters e Johnson per quattro stagioni acclamate dalla critica». Acclamate dalla critica ma disertate dal pubblico, con un deciso crollo negli ascolti. Non sempre la qualità si concilia con la vasta platea. Saranno contenti i «gufi» che predicano la fine della serialità, che sostengono che le serie televisive si stanno uccidendo da sole perché si sono moltiplicate a dismisura, che la tossicità dei loro impianti narrativi le ha rese ridicole. Può darsi, ma gli stessi discorsi li abbiamo già sentiti da anni, a proposito di libri e di cinema. C'è stato un periodo in cui si diceva che un libro medio autoriale era una sorta di affronto, mentre in un film medio si poteva sempre scoprire qualcosa, perché comunque era attraversato dalla forza delle convenzioni e dei generi. Magari oggi possiamo sostenere che un film medio è un affronto e si fa fatica a seguirlo fino alla fine, mentre in una serie media si può sempre scoprire qualcosa, aldi là dell'Arte, del Bello o del Brutto. Così funziona l'industria culturale, così funzionano i fantasmi prima psichici e poi narrativi. Perciò spiace che chiuda una serie come «Masters of Sex», i cui racconti restano interessanti (a volte persino troppo didascalici) e la cui scrittura riesce a dispiegarsi in molti registri". (Aldo Grasso)
mercoledì 22 febbraio 2017
martedì 21 febbraio 2017
Intervista e foto tratte da "Playboy"
Don’t get me wrong, if someone offered me a lot of money, this work is not always stable, so I’d take it. This is going to sound arrogant, but I kind of ended my career by doing the Pirelli calendar and 16 pages of Vogue. As a woman who is more curvy than most models, I felt really good leaving it there. I felt like, All right, go out with the bang. I didn’t feel right on the catwalk. The serious model face nowadays doesn’t suit me. There are certain artistic things you can do in that business that are really fun and creative, but going down the catwalk looking like everyone smells of shit is not something I need to do again.
Oh, yeah. I had the measurements of Cindy Crawford and I was considered plus-size. It just ebbs and flows. At the time I was studying at university and I was thinking, How am I going to pay the rest of my tuition? I ended up going to a modeling agency to do commercial work and they said, “Oh, you’d be great for plus size.” I went, “What?” Then I discovered this whole other side of the business where you made all this money and did a lot of catalogue work and traveling. I didn’t have to worry about what I was eating, which was great. I put on a little weight during that time, so I was bigger than I am now, but it really is ridiculous. The whole thing’s silly. I love fashion and aesthetics and celebrating clothes, but they can’t decide what’s plus size. We have to decide what we’re comfortable with individually. As a society, we’re so beleaguered by this idea of perfection, and it changes all the time. In the time of Cindy Crawford, I would’ve been a regular-size model, as it were, but when Kate Moss came in, that changed.
I was married [to Melrose Place actor Grant Show] and I needed to go out there and feel my sexuality for myself. I happened to bump into a woman at a bar who was teaching burlesque. I said, “This is exactly up my alley.” So I became Whisky Jane, spelled the Scottish way, not the American way. And I had the best time. Just as I got on to the stage I went, “What the fuck am I doing? How can I get out of this?” It was comedic but very sexy. It was everything I needed it to be. I celebrated my body, my sexuality, and I got to be a performer in a way I really needed to be at that point. And I did it a few more times and had fun with it. It was just delicious.
lunedì 20 febbraio 2017
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