Sexual Milestones of Old Hollywood

Michael Jordan · 04/12/10 12:30PM

The debate over how and when sex should appear in films is a prominent contemporary issue. Concerns about common decency and sexual objectification, exploitation, and stereotyping fuel an important discussion on the cinematic depiction of sexuality in today's society.

Festival Offers Parade Of Potential Obama Impersonators To Racist SNL

Hamilton Nolan · 02/29/08 11:03AM

The "Black Comedy Experiment," a sort of comedy festival that, in an odd twist, does not feature whites, is going on in NYC until March 1. Its parade of up and coming black comedians offers the perfect chance for Saturday Night Live boss Lorne Michaels to finally find somebody to play Obama. Because the whole Fred Armisen-looking-stern-in-blackface-and-speaking-monosyllabically (not that there's anything WRONG with that) was just not quite enough to catapult the impression into SNL's all time greats. Judging purely on who could be most successfully made up to look like Obama based on their photo [of course, we are white, so (joke)], we'd say Baron Vaughn or Jordan Carlos have the best shot. Although the role will probably go to Charles Star. Watch the clip below, in which Jordan Carlos explains why he is your only black friend, and judge for yourself: