Armed Forces Return to DEFCON Five as Blow Job Movie Gets New Feminist Icon

Max Read · 01/27/12 05:30PM

Having gained respect and accolades from women's groups worldwide for her portrayal of militant Redstocking Carrie Bradshaw, Sarah Jessica Parker will replace Demi Moore in the part of renowned Playboy bunny Gloria Steinem in Lovelace, the biographical film about pornographic actress Linda Lovelace. The one with Amanda Seyfried, not the other one. [EW; image via AP]

Gloria Steinem Never Tires of Fighting the Playboy Club

Brian Moylan · 08/10/11 11:59AM

Since it's apparently still 1963, Gloria Steinem is still waging war on the Playboy Club, but this time she's fighting The Playboy Club, calling for a boycott of the NBC show that premieres this fall. Don't worry, Gloria, this piece of crap is going to fail on its own!

Happy Birthday

cityfile · 03/25/09 06:30AM

Sarah Jessica Parker is turning 44 today. Gloria Steinem turns 75. Elton John is 62. Daniel Boulud is turning 54. Socialite Arden Wohl turns 26. Matthew Barney is 42. Eileen Ford is 87. Aretha Franklin turns 67. Marcia Cross is 47. Today Show film critic Gene Shalit is turning 77. Katharine McPhee is 25. Race car driver Danica Patrick turns 27. The rapper Juvenile is turning 34. And actress Lark Voorhies, best known as Lisa Turtle on Saved by the Bell, is turning 35.

Yet Again, Plastic Surgeons Recommend Plastic Surgery

cityfile · 02/11/09 09:09AM

In 1963, when Gloria Steinem posed as a Playboy bunny for a magazine piece, we're sure her dearest hope was that she'd pave the way for young female reporters to mount shocking exposés on contemporary hot button issues with the help of their decent bods. What she probably didn't predict was that those exposés would, nine times out of ten, involve going undercover at cosmetic surgery consultations. Melanie Berliet, who last year performed a slightly more original bit of girly stunt journalism when she worked as a naked sushi model, is the latest in a long line to submit her face and body to the scrutiny of plastic surgeons for our edification. As you'll be less than amazed to hear, the doctors recommended she have stuff done!

New York Founding Editor Clay Felker To Be Memorialized This Evening

Moe · 09/22/08 11:43AM

You're invited, space permitting, to a memorial service this evening for the beloved New York magazine founding editor Clay Felker. It's at the New York Society for Ethical Culture and starts at six. Tom Wolfe, Gloria Steinem and Lesley Stahl will pay tribute to the man who taught a city to talk about itself at a celebration organized by New York and Gail Sheehy, the writer and widow of the late editor. Felker's legacy, which Wolfe in July described as nothing less than the restoration of vitality to a bloodless, disconnected New York media, is also honored less directly today in New York's excellent issue on the Great Shakeout.

Gloria Steinem

cityfile · 02/03/08 09:35PM

The founder of Ms. magazine, Gloria Steinem is the world's most famous feminist.

Steinem Zings Obama

Pareene · 01/08/08 10:25AM

Gloria Steinem, in a Times OpEd today, presents the usual thought experiment (if Hillary were a man she'd be called tough!) in reverse: if Obama were a woman he'd be called emotional. Which is true! It already happened to Edwards. [NYT]

mark · 07/11/07 06:47PM

Feeling that penis-enabled consumers of Hollywood product need a dismissive term to label the violence-laden, women-objectifying fare that frequently attacts them, humorist Gloria Steinem proposes (modestly, of course) the introduction of the term "prick flick" into the vernacular. [HuffPo]