Afternoon Delight: The “Hunger Games” trailer, Madonna talks sexism, making people uncomfortable in “Harper’s Bazaar”

 
 

Good afternoon everyone!

Happy birthday to lesbian comedian Jessica Kirson! And happy belated birthdays to all those who rang in their special days over the weekend; The View’s co-host Whoopi Goldberg, Frances Conroy (Six Feet Under, American Horror Story), Megan Mullally (Will & Grace) and Anne Hathaway (Brokeback Mountain).

My prayers have finally been answered! Behold the official trailer for The Hunger Games starring Jennifer Lawrence. (May the odds be ever in your favor. P.S. Run like hell!)

Speaking of awesome actresses and awesome movies, check out the new U.K. trailer for Meryl Streep’s Margaret Thatcher biopic The Iron Lady. The color blue never looked so good.

Madonna puts on her reading glasses for Harper’s Bazaar. The iconic popstar shares the December cover with actress Andrea Riseborough, the star of her upcoming film W.E.

In a very fascinating interview Madonna discusses her directing career, making people uncomfortable and sexism. She says:

The fact that I didn’t have a mother helped me in some respect, and that I didn’t have a female role model. I was always very aware of sexual politics, growing up in a Catholic-Italian family in the Midwest, seeing that my brothers could do what they wanted but the girls were always told that they needed to dress a certain way, act a certain way. We were told to wear our skirts to our knees, turtlenecks, cover ourselves and not wear makeup, and not do anything that would draw attention. I refused to wear makeup, to have a hairstyle. I refused to shave. I had hairy armpits. I think my behavior and my lifestyle threaten a lot of social norms.

I think it’s just that as a creative person, in all the different things that I’ve done or ways that I’ve found to express myself, I’ve consistently come up against resistance in certain areas. I think that the world is not comfortable with female sexuality. It’s always coming from a male point of view, and a woman is being objectified by a man — and even women are comfortable with that. But when a woman does it, ironically, women are uncomfortable with it. I think a lot of that has to do with conditioning.

Check out the trailer for Diane Keaton‘s memoir, Then Again, hitting shelves tomorrow. Annie Hall is one of my all-time favorites.

Kate Beckinsale dons black (again) for Underworld: Awakening. What do you think of the film’s new poster below?

Megan Fox smizes fearlessly in Armani Beauty’s Christmas campaign for its "Designing Lift" foundation. What does 25-year-old Fox need to have lifted? She’s already pretty buoyant as is.

Tonight, tune into Jimmy Kimmel Live to watch the amazing Sarah Michelle Gellar (Ringer) and Miss Piggy, while The Rosie Show will feature Rachel Ray and Chaz Bono.

Also tonight the incomparable Jane Lynch will be appearing on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Which brings us to the Lesbian/Bi Tweet of the Day!

Lynch tweeted her excitement about a special someone who will also be in attendance at tonight’s show.

I know to whom Lynch is referring and while the person is not my type, I did have a Kriss Kross poster on my wall as a child, so I’m in no position to judge.

 
 

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