Laura wrote:Dan - Viathyn was referring to Natalie Portman.
And btw, V - thanks a lot for the Natalie buzzkill - not! Robert Mapplethorpe photographed a lot of hard-core gay sex scenes including what you were describing - a relatively small % of his total output but which still caused a HUGE flap more than 20 years ago - especially when it was found out that he had gotten some government funding for his "art." Anyway, we've got at least 20 Mapplethorpe books where I work. I love most of his work - especially his flowers and traditional nudes - but some of it - no.
If anyone doesn't know of him, his work is worth checking out. He was good friends with Patti Smith and took some great pics of her including an album cover or two. http://www.mapplethorpe.org/http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Mapplethorpe
Yes, my sister tricked me into looking at one of his books while at a Barnes and Noble. Oh I love this artist, look, flowers, flowers, flowers, guy's arm up to the elbow in another guy's asshole. FUCK!
Yet, I digress.... Dan - how was Kate on Lost a whore? I don't think that word describes her character at all! If I recall, she hardly even fooled around much with either Jack or Sawyer while on the island. Shit - if I had THOSE two infatuated with me (on a desert island no less), I'd be in the sack with them 24/7 (in between dodging the smoke monster and other treacherous stuff of course.
I avoided all talk of Lost until the entire series was out on DVD. So earlier this year, I watched all 6 seasons in a couple of weeks. Every character (with maybe the exception of Hurley) were EXTREMELY flawed characters, and they all continued to make the same stupid decisions that got them where they were, instead of taking advantage of their second chance, like they said they would. Kate was only looking for what she could get from people, and she would use sex, if necessary, to get it. She manipulated people for what she wanted, and she was hardly considerate. She was not a good or even nice person, and in my opinion, not pretty enough to put up with her bullshit. I, personally, would have nothing to do with anyone on that island, except maybe Hurley, who was still flawed.