We seem to be publishing a lot of “well, this won’t come as a surprise” stories, and here’s another one. We all know women are discarded pretty quickly in Hollywood once they pass a certain age, and Maggie Gyllenhaal has only confirmed it yet again. You see, she recently auditioned for a role as the lover of an older man… only to be told that she’s too old for it. Uhh… what?
“There are things that are really disappointing about being an actress in Hollywood that surprise me all the time,” Gyllenhaal told the site. “I’m 37 and I was told recently I was too old to play the lover of a man who was 55.”
Despite the remark making her feel bad, Gyllenhaal has been able to laugh it off and still holds out hope for women in Hollywood.
“A lot of actresses are doing incredible work right now, playing real women, complicated women,” she said. “I don’t feel despairing at all. And I’m more looking with hope for something fascinating.”
So, 37-year-old Maggie Gyllenhaal is too old to be the lover of a 55-year-old man? What kinda bullshit is this? Why is it that male actors are always marketable until they’re crotchety as hell, but women past 40 get a hard time? I mean, there are some amazing actresses over 40 who are doing their thing, as Maggie points out, but still. So disappointing.
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts hold annual award shows and it’s really just another excuse to marvel at celebs’ red carpet looks. From Brad and Angie’s matching tuxedos to Lily Allen’s interesting hairdo, I bring you the BEST, WORST, and most WTF looks of the 2014 BAFTA Awards.
Ladies, you know how it is: you’ve been single for a while, or you’ve been sexually frustrated with your partner, or hell, maybe you just need some good old-fashioned motorized fun! And sure, you’ve got your tired old toy to tide you over, but sometimes you need a little something different. And then you think, “hey, my friend so-and-so has been raving about that newfangled contraption she got a few weeks ago, I need to try that out!” Hey, what are BFFs for? Unfortunately, you might encounter a few girlfriends who are too selfish to lend out their sex toys. But not Maggie Gyllenhaal! Nope, Maggie, who stars in Hysteria, that movie about the vibrators, is more than willing to help a sister out!
“By the time I finished the movie I’d been sent maybe 15 vibrators by different people in London with vibrator stores. It was a pleasant surprise. So I have this incredible collection, and I actually use like one or two of them. I lend them to my friends, and they’ll take them for six months at a time. [While shooting Hysteria] I was sent a lot of vibrators from different sex stores in England while we were shooting the movie. I shared them around.”
What a gal, right? What a peach! I tell you, if we all had friends like Maggie Gyllenhaal, the world would be a much better place!
It was just announced that Maggie Gyllenhaal has been cast in Hysteria, a film set in the Victorian era that focuses on the invention of the vibrator.
Maggie will be playing the daughter of a doctor who invents a new, vibrating cure for hysteria. Yes, that’s totally actually how vibrators were invented. To treat hysteria. Little did they realize, they’d also cure boredom, loneliness and the desire to sleep with people who generally gross you out so you can get some Goddamn play.
That should be good. Hope her brother makes one about the invention of the butt plug next. Did I go to far?
During the red carpet foolishness known as ABC’s pre-Oscars warm-up show, one of the actresses — I think it was Meryl Streep- said that she loves coming to the Oscars because she gets to see all her friends dressed up. I have to agree. I giggle a little bit every time I see Jeff Bridges in a tuxedo because it’s like seeing my stoner hippie father at a wedding.
It was a classy affair at the Oscars tonight. Charlize Theron, Kate Winslet, and Cameron Diaz were particularly stunning (as usual) and Sandra Bullock, who has a habit of being hit or miss, was gorgeous. There weren’t many terrible dresses, just some that were underwhelming– such as Rachel McAdams’ Ellie Saab gown that kind of looks like a bedspread from a budget motel – pastel, with a pattern designed to camouflage old cum stains.
Also in this gallery: Kristen Stewart, Sigourney Weaver, Meryl Streep, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Gabourey Sidibe, and Carey Mulligan.