City of Girls by Elizabeth GilbertFrom the # 1 New York Times bestselling author of Eat, Pray, Love and The Signature of All Things, a delicious novel of glamour, sex, and adventure, about a young woman discovering that you dont have to be a good girl to be a good person.
Life is both fleeting and dangerous, and there is no point in denying yourself pleasure, or being anything other than what you are.
Beloved author Elizabeth Gilbert returns to fiction with a unique love story set in the New York City theater world during the 1940s. Told from the perspective of an older woman as she looks back on her youth with both pleasure and regret (but mostly pleasure), City of Girls explores themes of female sexuality and promiscuity, as well as the idiosyncrasies of true love.
In 1940, nineteen-year-old Vivian Morris has just been kicked out of Vassar College, owing to her lackluster freshman-year performance. Her affluent parents send her to Manhattan to live with her Aunt Peg, who owns a flamboyant, crumbling midtown theater called the Lily Playhouse. There Vivian is introduced to an entire cosmos of unconventional and charismatic characters, from the fun-chasing showgirls to a sexy male actor, a grand-dame actress, a lady-killer writer, and no-nonsense stage manager. But when Vivian makes a personal mistake that results in professional scandal, it turns her new world upside down in ways that it will take her years to fully understand. Ultimately, though, it leads her to a new understanding of the kind of life she craves-and the kind of freedom it takes to pursue it. It will also lead to the love of her life, a love that stands out from all the rest.
Now ninety-five years old and telling her story at last, Vivian recalls how the events of those years altered the course of her life - and the gusto and autonomy with which she approached it. At some point in a womans life, she just gets tired of being ashamed all the time, she muses. After that, she is free to become whoever she truly is. Written with a powerful wisdom about human desire and connection, City of Girls is a love story like no other.
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Girls is an American comedy-drama television series created by and starring Lena Dunham and executive produced by Judd Apatow. - Shortly after the election, for no particular reason, I lifted a small set of arbitrary restrictions that I had previously imposed on my life.
In their first scene together, they reminisce about how they met—he was a customer at the coffee shop where she works as a barista. Nothing in the series before this point suggests that Hannah has any ambitions in the culinary field, but she gets up in the morning and goes to work, and, as a result, connections form, things happen, life changes. Last Friday night, speaking to Charlie Rose, Dunham discussed the practical changes that her early success has brought her. In particular, she cited her fear that being busy will make her less available for her friends. An artist who works with the stuff of her life needs stuff in her life. Often, one of the most fascinating things about reading biographies of artists is wondering when the hell they found time to work, given how much tumultuous living was being done.
A lot of people rave about the HBO show Girls ; I read many articles about how good the show is and about the amazing quality of the writing. I tried, I mean really tried to get into the show. I have watched it from the beginning and before each and every episode, I would think, "Okay, I'm going to like this show! As the next season premiere approaches, I will be making the choice not to watch it. Why, you ask?
Showgirls is a erotic drama film written by Joe Eszterhas and directed by Paul Verhoeven. The film centers on a "street-smart" drifter who ventures to Las Vegas and climbs the seedy hierarchy from stripper to showgirl. In the United States , the film was rated NC for "nudity and erotic sexuality throughout, some graphic language, and sexual violence. This edited version runs 3 minutes shorter minutes and deletes some of the more graphic footage. Despite being consistently ranked as one of the worst films ever made , Showgirls has become regarded as a cult classic , was released on Blu-ray in June and has even been subject to critical re-evaluation, with some notable directors and critics declaring it a serious satire worthy of praise. An unofficial spin-off sequel entitled Showgirls 2: Penny's from Heaven , focused on the minor character Penny, played by Rena Riffel , was also written, produced, edited, and directed by Riffel. It was released at midnight film showings, art house theaters, film festivals, charity non-profit organizations, and was direct-to-video.