After her sister Shannon returns to Fresno, California following her stint in rehab for sex addiction (which in turn came after she was fired as a schoolteacher), Martha takes it upon herself to help her get a fresh start. She invites her to stay with her and gets her a job as a hotel maid in Fresno Suites where Martha also works. It isn't long before Shannon relapses big time, and her failure to maintain responsibility results in her accidentally killing a hotel guest, who also happens to be an Olympic hammer-thrower. She manages to persuade Martha to help hide the body, but before they can get very far they are discovered by a couple named Ruby and Gerald - and they want $25,000 in three days to stay quiet about the incident. The only option they have is to commit more crime, and so they rob a sex shop in order to flog the stock and make up the money. They're hardly professionals and they'll be lucky to escape this mess scot free, but maybe Shannon can finally learn to think about others before herself.
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Natasha Lyonne and Karey Dornetto - Premiere of Gamechanger Film's 'Addicted To Fresno' at 2015 Outfest Los Angeles LGBT Film Festival at Director's Guild Of America - West Hollywood, California, United States - Friday 17th July 2015
Bobby Cannavale and Natasha Lyonne - A variety of stars were photographed as they arrived for The New Group 20th Anniversary Gala which was held at the Tribeca Rooftop in New York City, New York, United States - Monday 9th March 2015
With clips from more than 200 teen movies made in the decade after 1995's Clueless, this lively kaleidoscopic documentary entertainingly traces how America has depicted the teen experience on screen. The film's structure feels a little deliberate, and it of course is looking at a portrayal of puberty, not the real thing. But it's inventively edited by first-time feature director Charlie Lyne, with a snappy pace and some seriously interesting observations along the way.
These 10 years are significant because they marked an expansion in the style of coming-of-age movies, encompassing genres from comedy to sci-fi to horror to explore the clashes between high school factions of jocks, nerds, burnouts, artists and mean girls. Taken together, these films paint a vivid, perhaps exaggerated portrait of adolescence, including key rites of passage, the mob mentality, and the various things that feel threatening to the "herd" (like smart kids or loners). High school is the time when teens experiment with alcohol, partying, rebellion and sex, while facing up to peer pressure and their own mortality for the first time. And ultimately, everyone must navigate this emotionally overwrought period on his or her own.
The film breaks down this experience into five chapters: fitting in (as either a maverick or conformist), acting out (challenging the rules), losing yourself (developing your own identity), toeing the line (being forced to obey the rules) and moving on (growing into an adult). This kind of makes the movie feel like an academic thesis, especially with the somewhat overwritten narration (voiced by teen star Fairuza Balk). But the movie is packed with telling connections between this vast variety of movies, all of which reflect reality without ever depicting it too honestly. Thankfully, Lyne's editing is knowing and often very funny, putting scenes together to say something completely unexpected.
Continue reading: Beyond Clueless Review
Lena Dunham, Allison Williams, Zosia Mamet and Gaby Hoffmann were among the stars of 'Girls' who were spotted arriving at the premiere of season four of the show, held at the American Museum of Natural History in New York.
Check out Lil Jon, Lena Dunham and a whole host of celebrities in their 'Rock The Vote' video.
Lil Jon wants you to 'Turn OUT For What'.
Laverne Cox has become the first transgender woman to be nominated for an Emmy Award for her role as Sophia Burset on 'Orange Is the New Black'.
Laverne Cox has made history (again) by becoming the first transgender woman to be nominated for a Primetime Emmy award. The 30-year-old plays Sophia Burset on the hit Netflix show Orange Is the New Black and she has been nominated for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series.
Laverne Cox is the first transgender woman in history to be nominated for an Emmy.
The comedy actress and the hit show could take home a raft of prizes.
It has been a great day for Orange Is the New Black, the hit Netflix prison drama which has just been nominated for 12 Emmy Awards. The most-nominated comedy series of the year, "OITNB" boasts an Outstanding Comedy Series nod, which it will have to try to wrestle off the four-year consecutive winner, Modern Family.
In the individual contests, actress Taylor Schilling cinched a nod for Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for her portrayal of inmate Piper Chapman.
Kate Mulgrew (Red) secured a nomination in supporting categories, Natasha Lyonne (Nicky Nichols), Uzo Aduba (Suzanne "Crazy Eyes" Warren) and Laverne Cox (Sophia Burset) were all also nominated for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series.
The 'Orange Is The New Black' actress has landed a guest role on the hit HBO comedy.
Natasha Lyonne has been revealed to be guest starring in the fourth season of HBO's comedy-drama, Girls. The Orange Is The New Black actress will be bustin' outta Litchfield to make an appearance as a character named Rickey on the streets of Brooklyn alongside Lena Dunham and co. in next year's season, confirms TV Line.
HBO would only confirm that Lyonne was set to join the cast but wouldn't offer any more details regarding the nature of her role or when we can expect her to appear. The 35 year-old TV star is the latest in a line of actors announced to be guesting on Dunham's show.
Lyonne will be joined by fellow Season 4 guest-stars Zachary Quinto ('American Horror Story'), Gillian Jacobs (Community), Gossip Girl maid Zuzanna Szadkowski, and Jason Ritter ('Parenthood'). Some of whom will feature in single-episode slots; others will have a recurring role.
Continue reading: Natasha Lyonne To Be 'Girls' Guest In Season 4: Who Will She Play?
Culture Club star Boy George makes his appearance on the red carpet of the 25th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in New York, where he donned a characteristically vibrant ensemble including a pink blazer, a red hat and glittery eyeshadow. Boy George is popularly seen as a gay icon in the media.
Tanner and Brent Van Camp have been best friends for ages and both happen to gay, though the rest of North Gateway High don't know it. They've never been what you'd call popular; all Brent wants is to be surrounded by friends, while Tanner is perfectly comfortable with his lack of status and attention. When Brent discovers that the new must-have girl accessory is a GBF (that is, a Gay Best Friend) he plans to come out of the closet and finally become part of the popular crowd, but Tanner finds himself unwittingly exposed instead and immediately dragged into the high school's main clique of Caprice, 'Shley and Fawcett, who intend to fight it out between themselves as to who gets the GBF. Meanwhile, Brent feels abandoned and jealous, and Tanner has to decide who his real friends are.
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Even though this comedy has a tendency to dip into cartoonish silliness, it's anchored by a razor-sharp performance by Wiig as a woman forced to confront everything she hates about herself. The film is also packed with hilarious moments that keep us laughing, and it also gets surprisingly sexy and emotional along the way.
Wiig plays Imogene, who has done nothing with her career after winning a rising-star playwright award. Then she loses her day job as a listings editor just as her high-flier boyfriend (Petsos) leaves her. When she fakes a suicide attempt to get some attention, she's court-ordered to move in with her free-spirited mother Zelda (Bening) back home in New Jersey. There she struggles with Zelda's colourful boyfriend George (Dillon), who claims to be a top-secret spy, her goofy-inventor brother Ralph (Fitzgerald) and the smart, sexy and very young lodger Lee (Criss) who rents her old bedroom. But just as she's beginning to cope, a family secret shakes her to the core.
Even as the script strains to be improbably zany, Wiig holds the film together with a startlingly honest comical turn. From the start we knew she didn't fit in with her Manhattan friends, and her slightly out-of-control personality is much more suited to the Jersey Shore. Her scenes with Criss are very nicely played, as they develop an unexpected relationship. By contrast, Bening struggles to appear as dim as Zelda seems to be, while Dillon hams it up as her fantasist toy boy and Fitzgerald's Ralph is so nutty that he seems to be from another movie altogether.
Continue reading: Girl Most Likely Review
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