SPOILERS AND STRONG LANGUAGE/LANGUAGE OF A SEXUAL NATURE AHEAD-
I haven’t written anything in a while on here and I have to say I’ve really missed it. To be honest, most of that has been down to the very fact I haven’t read or watched anything good enough (or bad enough) to really write about. Luckily this film has finally sparked some creativity in me.
Nymphomaniac. Isn’t that a great word? Traditionally nymphomaniacs would have been women with deviant and unrestrained sexual behavior. The word isn’t used as muchanymore, ‘Hyper sexuality’ or simply ‘Sex Addiction’ are the preferred medical terms. But I’ll come back to the choice of the word Nymphomaniac later…
“What a terrible mistake to let go of something wonderful for something real.”
I bought this book recently by Miranda July, No One Belongs Here More Than You, even though of course, I shouldn’t have been buying any books at all.
But as soon as I read the title I knew I wanted to read it. Yep, that’s right, knowing absolutely nothing about the book, I bought it simply on the fact I really liked the title. But I’m really glad I did.
As someone who can’t draw, scrapbooking helps me to feel like I can actually create something beautiful without using a pencil. The great thing about scrapbooking, at least the way that I do it, is that you can use other peoples art or photographs or just various ‘scraps’ you can find around your house to make a unique collage or page. You don’t need to be good at drawing or have neat handwriting or fancy art tools. And that’s really what I love about scrapbooking.
This billboard made by the fabulous and amazing Guerrilla Girlswas made in 2011. In fact, this was actually a remake of the same billboard they made in 2005, surprisingly, the statistics for 2011 were even worse.
This billboard also by the Gurrilla Girls also came out in 2002…yet you wouldn’t know, because with this years 2015 Oscar Nominations, clearly nothing much has changed.
In an LA Times study, they found that a whopping 94% of Academy Awards voters are Caucasian. 77% of those voters were male, and the average age of them all was 62. How is any of that representative of the people who watch or are apart of the film industry today?