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Camille Paglia: The Death of the Hollywood Sex Symbol (Guest Column)
Who killed the sex symbol?
It's no mystery that in the era of #MeToo, the rules of combat have changed on the sexual battlefield. Women will no longer tolerate condescending or degrading treatment that was once business as usual in the workplace or dating arena. But in this long overdue push-back against sexual coercion and exploitation, has something valuable been lost?
The sex symbol was arguably Hollywood's most brilliant artifact, propelling the young movie industry to world impact from the moment that Theda Bara flashed her coiled-snake brassiere in Cleopatra (1917). Sex was great box office. With its impudent populism, Hollywood crashed through stuffy proprieties lingering from the Victorian age and stationed itself at the bold forefront of the modern liberalization of sex. Movies were in sync with the radical new spirit of American women, who won the right to vote in 1920 and kicked up their heels throughout the flapper decade of the Roaring Twenties.
The great sex symbols of Hollywood were manufactured beings, engineered by trial and error, with the mass audience as their ultimate judge and jury. Decade by decade, the movie industry rediscovered primal archetypes that have animated myths around the world since the Stone Age. Major male sex symbols like Clark Gable, Cary Grant and Sidney Poitier have a mesmerizing natural authority onscreen, a supranormal power of personality and density of being that transcend their roles. Like their antecedents in ancient hero sagas, they inhabit and explore physical space, whose frustrations and dangers they endure but ultimately defeat.
The female sex symbol, however, commands emotional or psychological space. Her sensual beauty is an alluring mirage, hypnotizing and sometimes paralyzing. Never entirely present, she is attuned to another reality, an extrasensory dimension to which we have no access. There is an unsettling aura of the uncanny around the major female sex symbols, who channel shadowy powers above or below the social realm.
Carol Of The Bells - Epic Music Version
Recreating the best Christmas dad gave him. 22-Nov-2019
Shots (Broiler Remix) - Imagine Dragons
Kiss of the Rabbit
He is god of his religion. 14-Sep-2019
Popeyes' chicken sandwich is surprise hit: 'We didn’t expect this type of reaction'
It appears people really wanted a new chicken sandwich.
Ever since announcing its new one, Popeyes has reportedly been selling out of it. Reports are coming in from across the nation of long lines and restaurants exhausting their supply.
Teen registered people to vote as they waited in Popeyes line for new chicken sandwich
A giant inflatable Tina Turner head is coming to Dreamland Margate
Yes, you read that headline right.
Iconic amusement park Dreamland in Margate is known for its traditional fairground fun, great street food and vintage roller discos, but they’ve really outdone themselves with their latest must-see attraction.
Popeyes Launches Fried Chicken Sandwich by Teaming Up With Restaurant That Ripped Them Off
Two years ago, a small Southern-themed restaurant in Long Beach, California became a national media fixation when the owner got busted for reheating Popeyes fried chicken tenders and serving them to customers as part of a “chicken and waffles” special without disclosing the origin of that first ingredient. And now, in a bizarre but marketing-savvy twist, Popeyes is teaming up with the #popeyesgate restaurant — Sweet Dixie Kitchen — to help launch a new product.
WOMAN THREATENS TO PEPPER-SPRAY MAN BECAUSE HIS DOG WASN'T ON A LEASH, QUESTIONS HIS CITIZENSHIP: 'ARE YOU FROM THIS COUNTRY?'
A Massachusetts man has posted a video online showing a white woman threatening to pepper-spray him and his dog and asking "are you from this country?" because the animal was off its leash in a park.
The man, who asked to only be identified as Mohamed, recently moved to the Jamaica Plain area of Brookline, Boston. He posted the video of the woman confronting him on Facebook on August 5, where it has since been viewed more than 20,000 times.
"This happened today at a park in Boston because I didn't have my dog (who isn't bothering anyone) on a leash," Mohamed wrote. "She wanted to pepper-spray me, my dog and also sprinkled in some 'you're not from this country hope you got your paperwork' before she called the cops. Goes to show some folks really don't like us."
My 10-Year-Old Son Yelled ‘Speak English!’ To A Stranger
Partygoers wore blackface and colonial garb to an event -- at Belgium's controversial Africa Museum
Gay Irish strongman and his fiancé celebrated Pride where marriage equality is banned
McNaghten describes himself as a trailblazer in his sport. “I’m the first openly gay strongman to come out in the UK and Ireland, possibly even Europe,” he said.
But he takes the view that being gay is just one facet of who he is. “I want to be Ireland’s strongest man,” said McNaghten. “I don’t want to be Ireland’s strongest gay man.”
“The shock that people have that you’re gay — I don’t think it’s something that matters to me. I generally just think it’s gossip.”
Watch Ariana Grande and Barbra Streisand Perform a Surprise Duet
I’m having a gay stroke!
During Barbra Streisand's show at the United Center in Chicago, the vocal powerhouse and certified gay legend blew our queer minds when she invited out surprise guest performer Ariana Grande.
Met with a standing ovation and lots of gay screaming, Grande took the stage in a perfect black suit before the two performed “No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)” while holding hands and laughing. Streisand originated the 1979 hit with duet companion Donna Summer. The song, in ways, was preeminent to Grande’s chart-topper “no tears left to cry.”