Morning Brew – Thursday, July 7: Evan Rachel Wood at “Curb Your Enthusiasm” premiere, Jessica Clark in “Vogue India”



Evan Rachel Wood looked pretty fierce at the Curb Your Enthusiasm premiere in L.A. this week. I’m still really digging her ‘do.

Speaking of stunners, check out Jessica Clark‘s spread in Vogue India. Gorgeous!

Daniel Craig stars with Rooney Mara in the upcoming Girl with the Dragon Tattoo remake, and he told a reporter that he was shocked by how graphic it is. (Something tells me he hasn’t seen the Swedish version, or read any of the books if he was so surprised.) Here’s what he said about his viewing of the first cut:

It’s as adult as you can possibly make it. This is adult drama. I grew up, as we (expletive) all did, watching The Godfather and that, movies that were made for adults. And this is a $100 million R-rated movie. Nobody makes those anymore. And (director David) Fincher, he’s not holding back. They’ve given him free rein. He showed me some scenes recently, and my hand was over my mouth, going, Are you (expletive) serious? It’s not that he simply showed me footage that was horribly graphic. It was stuff that was happening, or had happened. And somehow you don’t see it.

This makes me very excited, because it sounds like it won’t be watered down for American audiences. But could that mean an NC-17 rating from the MPAA? Here’s the trailer again.

If you’re one of those women who enjoy wearing tailored tuxedo-esque suits, you are part of what one Aussie newspaper considers the iconic “Le Smoking” trend. They discuss the history of the look, and how it came about at a time when women were not supposed to be wearing pants:

Why were these garments considered so shocking? The idea that respectable women did not wear trousers was the convention but perhaps more provocative still was the idea of Le Smoking as the first truly unisex garb. Saint Laurent stated he loved Les Smokings because “they look equally chic on men and women”. That sexual ambiguity was certainly part and parcel of the Dietrich image, famously bisexual on screen and in life. The late Helmut Newton once stated: “Le Smoking . . . [is] exactly the way I wished my ideal woman was dressed. It is the glorification of the 16th-Arrondissement bourgeoisie woman with too much money, too much free time on her hands and up to all sorts of tricks.

Still so chic.

Sugar in My Bowl is a new anthology of sex writing, and the editor, Erica Jong, said she is missing just one thing:

I wish that I had more people. It’s impossible to start an anthology. I wish I had more lesbian writers, talking explicitly about lesbian sex. Assembling an anthology is mostly about luck.

There are so many lesbian erotica writers, I can’t believe she had a hard time! She must not know where to look. Now if she’d put out a call for contributors to a book called Girl Sex, she’d be inundated with entries.

Miranda July is on the cover of this month’s Modern Painters (loving the tie! So “Le Smoking!”) Her new film, The Future, opens August 12.

Remember when we told you about the lesbian ballroom film Leading Ladies? Last weekend it won the “Best Feature Narrative – Audience Choice” award at San Francisco United Film Festival. Here’s a behind-the-scenes interview with co-directors Daneil Beahm and Erika Randall-Beahm.

It’s really an adorable movie.

Today in Lesbianish TV: *The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Talk (CBS 2 p.m.), Ellen DeGeneres: Here and Now (Logo 3:30 p.m.), *Cat Cora vs. Elizabeth Falkner on Iron Chef America (Food Network 6 p.m.), , 24 Hour Restaurant Battle (Food Network 8 p.m.), The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC 9 p.m.), *Glee (Fox 9 p.m.) (Thanks Roni!)

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