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  • Racy BBC drama Versailles set to include THIRTY X-rated scenes in its second series [tr]

    04/21/2017 7:26:00 AM PDT · by C19fan · 18 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 21, 2017 | Staff
    The first series shocked viewers with its high volume of explicit sex scenes. And season two of controversial BBC drama Versailles is set to continue in the same vein - with a massive 30 X-rated scenes featuring across ten new episodes. The jaw-dropping scenes include the King's mistress stripping off completely as she seduces Louis XIV, as well as courtiers enjoying a mass orgy.
  • YWCA holds Free the Tampon rally on Sproul Plaza [UC Berkeley]

    04/06/2017 10:55:52 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 26 replies
    The Daily Californian ^ | April 6, 2017 | BY CARINA ZHAO
    A rally advocating for the campus to provide free menstrual products in campus bathrooms was held Wednesday afternoon on Sproul Plaza by YWCA Berkeley/Oakland. The rally attracted a significant crowd, as two YWCA members spoke about the importance of the campus providing free menstrual products. “We believe tampons and pads are not luxury items. They’re a necessity — just as important as hand soap and toilet paper,” Ollivier said. “It’s difficult to imagine a bathroom without any of those items, and it should be the same for menstrual products.” Happy Period, a student organization that donates feminine hygiene products to...
  • Hayley Atwell covers up in a checked shirt and button-up maxi skirt as she is spotted [tr]

    03/10/2017 11:53:05 AM PST · by C19fan · 13 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 10, 2017 | Emily Chan
    She is best known for her role as Peggy Carter in the Captain America movies - as well as the hit television follow-up. But Hayley Atwell has now taken on another period role, filming scenes for the glamorous BBC adaptation of E.M. Forster's 1910 novel Howards End. The 34-year-old covered up in a checked red shirt and black button-up maxi skirt as she was spotted in costume for the first time in her role as Margaret.
  • Is Howards End the new Downton Abbey? Fans go wild over the VERY glamorous and star-studded [tr]

    02/24/2017 6:32:44 AM PST · by C19fan · 12 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 24, 2017 | Bianca London
    If you're looking for a gripping new TV series with a superstar cast and a hefty dose of drama, an upcoming BBC 2 show could be just the ticket. TV aficionados are going wild on Twitter for the upcoming TV adaptation of E.M. Forster's 1910 novel, Howards End. The dark TV drama explores the changing landscape of social and class divisions in turn of the century England through the tales of three families: the intellectual and idealistic Schlegels, the wealthy Wilcoxes from the world of business, and the working class Basts.
  • My Cousin Rachel | Official HD Trailer | 2017

    01/30/2017 11:20:16 AM PST · by C19fan · 11 replies
    YouTube ^ | January 25, 2017 | Staff
    A dark romance, MY COUSIN RACHEL tells the story of a young Englishman who plots revenge against his mysterious, beautiful cousin, believing that she murdered his guardian. But his feelings become complicated as he finds himself falling under the beguiling spell of her charms.
  • Ashely Judd Rants About Tampons and Her Period - Women’s March in D.C.

    01/22/2017 11:38:17 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 105 replies
    You ^ | 01/21/17 | Mark Dice
    Ashley Judd’s “Nasty Woman” speech at the Women’s March in Washington D.C. today is being celebrated by crazed feminists and beta males who cheered her on as she ranted about her period and for having to pay tax on tampons. Media analyst Mark Dice has the story.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b6Ech3hTSKU  
  • ‘Lady Macbeth [of Mtsensk]’ Trailer: Period Drama About Forbidden Lovers [tr ed]

    12/07/2016 7:53:25 AM PST · by C19fan · 5 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | December 6, 2016 | Amanda N'Duka
    Here’s a new trailer to Roadside Attractions’ Lady Macbeth, the directorial feature debut from William Oldroyd. The pic was written by Alice Birch based on Nikolai Leskov’s 1865 Russian novella Lady Macbeth Of Mtsensk. It stars Florence Pugh, Cosmo Jarvis, Paul Hilton, Naomi Ackie and Christopher Fairbank. Roadside said today it is releasing the film in New York and Los Angeles theaters June 2.
  • Julian Fellowes Presents Downton Abbey II: Just kidding: Doctor Thorne.

    05/20/2016 8:39:13 AM PDT · by C19fan · 13 replies
    Slate ^ | May 20, 2016 | Willa Paskin
    Downton Abbey just finished its six-season run two months ago, but if you have been fiending for British accents, period costumes, poorly managed hereditary estates, class tensions, love stories revolving around a young woman named Mary, and the nostalgic eye of Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes, here comes Julian Fellowes Presents Doctor Thorne. The miniseries, adapted from an Anthony Trollope novel, arrives on Amazon on Friday, having aired earlier this year in the U.K. under the simple title Doctor Thorne. For its move to America, the show has put on airs. These airs reflect Amazon’s ambitions, ones that will perhaps...
  • Filming begins on BBC's lavish new Bronte drama To Walk Invisible as cast take over York in [tr]

    05/19/2016 11:52:01 AM PDT · by C19fan · 14 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 19, 2016 | Joanna Crawley
    Fresh from the huge success of their adaptation of War & Peace, work has begun on the BBC's latest literary drama. To Walk Invisible: The Bronte Sisters, written and directed by the award winning Sally Wainwright (Happy Valley, Last Tango In Halifax), has begun shooting, with the streets of York transformed this week for the one off, two hour drama. Finn Atkins, who plays Charlotte Bronte and Charlie Murphy, who has been cast as her younger sister Anne, were both spotted on set on Thursday in their elaborate 19th century costumes.
  • Kate Beckinsale means business in first Love & Friendship trailer [Austen juvenilia]

    03/24/2016 6:21:40 AM PDT · by C19fan · 7 replies
    Entertainment Weekly ^ | March 23, 2016 | Joey Nolfi
    Kate Beckinsale is cracking down on her fellow actors in the first full trailer for Oscar nominee Whit Stillman’s Sundance costume comedy, Love & Friendship. The clip, released Wednesday, introduces Beckinsale as Lady Susan Vernon, a widow who retreats to her in-laws’ estate as a means to escape circulating rumors about her social life. While there, she attempts to find a suitable partner for her daughter, Frederica (Morfydd Clark), and herself. The film, adapted from Jane Austen’s Lady Susan, features a supporting cast that includes Chloë Sevigny as Alicia Johnson, Xavier Samuel as Reginald DeCourcy, and Stephen Fry as Mr....
  • Farewell to “Downton Abbey”

    03/07/2016 9:15:02 AM PST · by C19fan · 48 replies
    Ricochet ^ | March 5, 2016 | Jack Dunphy
    If you were to draw a Venn diagram of two sets, with one representing male police officers and the other representing fans of “Downton Abbey,” I suspect the overlap would be vanishingly small. Some might consider this unmanly, but I’m proud to admit my membership in that sliver of humanity, and I will be a bit downcast Sunday evening as the show fades to black for the last time. Equally downcast will be Mrs. Dunphy, who perhaps represents a more typical demographic among the millions of people who today wonder how they will spend their wintertime Sunday evenings from now...
  • Prince Harry's ex Cressida Bonas joins builder's daughter Stefanie Martini in Doctor Thorne [tr]

    03/07/2016 6:23:51 AM PST · by C19fan · 3 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 7, 2016 | Lucy Waterlow and Luisa Metcalfe
    It's Julian Fellowes' hotly anticipated follow-up to Downton Abbey offering all his hallmarks of lavish costumes, stately homes - and some very glamorous stars. Prince Harry's ex-girlfriend Cressida Bonas is making her TV debut as an heiress, while builder's daughter Stefanie Martin is playing heroine Mary Thorne - a role expected to catapult her from obscurity into stardom. They're both relative unknowns in their field, who look equally at home in period costume and on the red carpet, with looks that wouldn't be out of place in Hollywood. But who will win the viewers' hearts?
  • Cressida Bonas is whirled around the dance floor in an elegant period dress [tr] [Harry's Ex]

    03/04/2016 6:58:54 AM PST · by C19fan · 6 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 3, 2016 | Sam Creighton and Sophia Moir
    With her charming grace and flowing ball gown, she certainly looks every inch the aristocrat. But then, Cressida Bonas has had her fair share of practice attending such regal events as featured in ITV's Doctor Thorne. Prince Harry's former girlfriend makes her television debut on Sunday in the three-part drama that sees her play the small part of Patience Oriel, a ‘very pretty’ potential love interest for a main character who is dismissed because her fortune is not big enough.
  • ‘War and Peace’: Incest and Fruit-Smashing Sex with Style to Spare

    01/19/2016 7:28:40 AM PST · by C19fan · 10 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | January 19, 2016 | Tom Sykes
    The opening scene of War and Peace, the first two hours of which screened on A&E, Lifetime, and History Channel on Monday night, was specifically constructed with the purpose of allaying fears that the screen version would not be faithful to Leo Tolstoy’s 1800-page magnum opus.
  • War And Peace sets viewers' hearts aflutter as Natasha Rostova and Prince Andrei fall in love [tr]

    01/19/2016 6:36:05 AM PST · by C19fan · 14 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 18, 2016 | Jo Tweedy
    After a battle-heavy first two episodes, it was pure, unadulterated romance that left viewers misty-eyed while watching War And Peace last night. An emotionally charged scene which saw dashing Prince Andrei (James Norton) whisk Natasha Rostova (Lily James) on to the dancefloor at the Tsar's New Year's Eve ball left the audience of the hit BBC One period drama reeling. Viewers took to social media to praise the romantic scene, which showed the couple falling in love - calling it 'this generation's Mr Darcy in the pond' - referring to Colin Firth in Pride And Prejudice.
  • How the Beeb (BBC) has turned Dickens into the one soap you MUST watch: Your indispensable [tr]

    12/26/2015 5:05:40 AM PST · by C19fan · 16 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | December 25, 2015 | Laura Freeman
    Before Hercule Poirot, Miss Marple and even Sherlock Holmes, there was Charles Dickens' Inspector Bucket. He may be less well-known and not possess the deductive brilliance of his successors, but in his plodding, dogged, methodical, clean-shirted way Mr Bucket is one of the all-time great detectives. In Bleak House, while others soak themselves in gin and criminality, the Inspector has his breakfast of tea, toast and marmalade before a day's work quietly, politely dredging up the truth from London's darkest depths. Inspector Bucket is a central character in the BBC's ambitious new 20-episode series Dickensian, which starts tonight. It's something...
  • Obama committed to denying Iran nuclear weapon: US (UN ambassador Samantha Power)

    03/02/2015 9:55:51 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 40 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 3/2/15 | AFP
    Washington (AFP) - The United States pledged its unwavering committment to Israel on Monday, and insisted it will take "whatever steps are necessary" to deny adversary Iran a nuclear bomb. As international negotiators seek a deal with Tehran to rein in its nuclear program, Washington's UN ambassador Samantha Power reiterated President Barack Obama's commitment to prevent the Islamic republic from developing atomic weapons. "He will keep his commitment whether the negotiations collapse or produce a diplomatic solution that meets our bottom line," she told some 16,000 attendees at US pro-Israel lobby AIPAC ahead of a speech by visiting Israeli Prime...
  • To Obama Administration, ‘Period’ Must Be Signal For ‘We’re Lying’

    03/02/2015 8:28:56 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 15 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 03/02/2015 | Jamie Weinstein
    This formulation should not provide much comfort to Israel.Speaking to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee Monday, American Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Powers declared, “the United States will not allow Iran to get a nuclear weapon. Period.” Does that sound familiar?It should. It sounds a lot like the formulation Obama used to make promises about Obamacare.“If you like your doctor, you will be able to keep your doctor, period,” President Obama declared in a 2009 health care speech. “If you like your health care plan, you’ll be able to keep your health care plan, period.” Well, those promises...
  • Student forced to apologize for emailing pic of Obama kicking a door, because RACISM

    02/17/2014 8:14:07 AM PST · by grundle · 69 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | February 17, 2014 | Robby Soave
    A student at McGill University in Montreal, Canada was forced to issue a formal apology for emailing a picture of President Obama kicking open a door–all because some students thought the image was somehow racist. Another student issued a formal complaint against Farnan for committing a “micro-aggression.” For those not up-to-date on the PC lexicon, “micro-aggression” is the latest phrase of choice for leftist radicals seeking to blame racism for common annoyances suffered by people of all races. Minority activists at the University of Michigan, for example, have insisted that trivial slights, such as “Having your opinion second-guessed in a...
  • Bono's daughter Eve Hewson stuns in period costume during ..on set of drama The Knick in snowy NY

    01/10/2014 7:11:54 AM PST · by C19fan · 39 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 10, 2013 | Fay Strang
    She first made her mark in the movie industry in 2011 starring alongside Sean Penn in This Must Be The Place. And it seems Bono’s daughter Eve Hewson is here to stay, as she was spotted on the set of period drama The Knick on Thursday. The 22-year-old was seen in costume on the snowy streets of New York as a wedding scene, featuring Juliet Rylance, unfolded.