Book Review: Sex & Cupcakes

James Jackson:

I follower her on twitter, she’s good, I’ll make sure to give this a read.

Originally posted on My business is generally pleasurable.:

15556539042_77341e9cb0Rachel Kramer Bussel is one of those frighteningly prolific sex writers and editors who would scare the shit out of me if she weren’t so nice. I had the luck of meeting her at Catalyst Con this spring, and at the end of the night I found myself in a rowdy game of drunk Cards Against Humanity against her and a crew of sex writers, educators, and general personalities. I can’t say that I remember who won, but it was one of my favorite moments of the conference.

So when I found out RKB was working on a collection of personal essays for Thought Catalog, I knew it was a book I needed to read. Sex & Cupcakes covers all sorts of odds and ends, from her relationship with monogamy (forgive the pun, I had to) to her opinion on the sex app Spreadsheets. Some of the contributions are adapted from…

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‘The Room’ star making mockumentary about ‘the greatest bad movie ever made’

Originally posted on Inside Movies:

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What do you do if you wind up being in one of the most hilariously terrible films of all time? You make a comedy about it. That’s the exact approach being actress-turned-filmmaker Robyn Paris is taking. More than a decade after she appeared in writer-director-star Tommy Wiseau’s infamously awful cult film The Room, Paris has now launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund a Christopher Guest-style mockumentary about what happened to the cast after shooting concluded.

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Why Technology is the Friend, Not the Enemy, of Hollywood (Guest Column)

Originally posted on Variety:

Like many Hollywood stories, mine started with Harvey Weinstein. Well, sort of.

In 2004, during my freshman year of college, I was lucky enough to land a summer internship at Miramax in New York. As a film school reject, this was the holy grail, and the closest I figured I’d ever get to a movie set. While there were no Marty or Leo run-ins that summer (though I did get a “hello” from Mr. Weinstein), lessons about the entertainment industry were abundant.

Being a geek, one thing that stood out for me was the industry’s curious relationship with technology. Few things followed the path of least resistance in the media business whenever software was involved. This wasn’t unique to one studio, production company, or agency. Across the industry, whether it was the distribution of content to affiliates, artwork approval for a poster, getting a press release edit to a publicist…

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