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Disclosure: 5 Reasons To Watch Netflix’s Documentary About Hollywood’s Impact On The Trans Community

Great Interviews With Laverne Cox, Lilly Wachowski, Brian Michael Smith, And More

As mentioned above, Disclosure is given great perspective and reflection through its impressive roster of interview subjects, all of whom are trans, queer and/or non-binary. Laverne Cox, who also serves as an executive producer, is one of the most prominent celebrities seen throughout this film, though we also see and hear from Lilly Wachowski, Brian Michael Smith, Susan Stryker, Alexandra Billings, Jamie Clayton, Chaz Bono, Alexandra Grey, Yance Ford, Trace Lysette, Jazzmun, Mj Rodriguez, Angelica Ross, Jen Richards, Elliot Fletcher, Sandra Caldwell, Candis Cayne, Zackary Drucker, Ser Anzoategui, Zeke Smith, and Leo Sheng. 

All these artists bring meaningful and emotional commentary to the film, exploring their own relationships with the media discussed and their own often-conflicted feelings towards several prominent pieces of media seen throughout the years. Everyone brings compelling and investing information and experience into the documentary.

Splash Mountain: 6 Princess And The Frog Elements The Ride’s Disneyland And Disney World Redo Needs To Include

“Dig A Little Deeper”

Much like “Down in New Orleans” should be used to open the attraction, another Princess and the Frog song is the perfect way to wrap it up. Currently, Splash Mountain ends with a big celebratory sequence where dozens of animatronics dance and sing the classic song “Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah.” I would expect the new version of the ride to be, structurally, much the same, so we’ll likely get a similar finale in the new version, and “Dig a Little Deeper” is the perfect Princess and the Frog song for that moment. In the original film, the song is sung by Mama Odie, and the concept art for the new ride shows us her home in the tree at the top of the mountain, so odds are she’ll be on hand as well. Somebody has already done a test run of this idea:

Suicide Squad Director Wants Fans To Campaign For The Ayer Cut

For now, the theatrical version of Suicide Squad will be sticking around HBO Max until December, and whether or not the Ayer Cut ever comes out, Task Force X is returning to the big screen soon. James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad is bringing back Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn, Jai Courtney’s Captain Coomerang, Viola Davis’ Amanda Waller and Joel Kinnaman’s Rick Flag, as well as introducing a wide array of new characters, including David Dastmalchian’s Polka-Dot Man, Daniela Melchior’s Ratcatcher and Steve Agee’s King Shark.

Kacey Musgraves and Ruston Kelly Explain The Reason Behind Their Breakup

Kacey Musgraves and Ruston Kelly have split after two-and-a-half years of marriage.

In a joint statement, the couple explained that the decision came “after a very long period” of trying to make it work. Unfortunately, they announced their separation on July 3.

“With heavy but hopeful hearts we wanted to put our own thoughts into the air about what’s happening. These kinds of announcements are always met with scrutiny and speculation and we want to stop that before it even starts,” the country artist and her singer-songwriter ex began the statement, first shared by the Associated Press. “We believe that we were put into each other’s lives for a divine reason and have both changed each other infinitely for the better.” 

The statement continued by saying, “the love we have for each other goes far beyond the relationship we’ve shared as husband and wife. It’s a soul connection that can never be erased,” before explaining the reason behind the couples’ breakup. Apparently, their marriage “simply didn’t work.”

“We’ve made this painful decision together—a healthy decision that comes after a very long period of trying the best we can. It simply just didn’t work,” they said. “Though we are parting ways in marriage, we will remain true friends for the rest of our lives. We hold no blame, anger, or contempt for each other and we ask for privacy and positive wishes for us both as we learn how to navigate through this.”

Kacey Musgraves and Ruston Kelly in NYC on February 5, 2020. 

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Despite this seemingly amicable decision, People reports that both Musgraves and Kelly have both deleted their Tennessee wedding photos from their Instagram accounts. The couple tied the knot in 2017, just a year after meeting at a songwriters’ showcase in Nashville. 

“His songs made me really emotional,” Kacey Musgraves told Glamour in March 2019. “I thought, ‘This guy’s really clever, whoever he is.’”

According to the “Golden Hour” singer, their romance moved at warp speed after that. Just two months after meeting, he came over to her house to write. “And then it was ‘That’s all she wrote.’ Pun intended. Everything was right,” she continued. “I didn’t have to shift any part of my personality to make it fit together, which isn’t really something I’ve had before.”

Their relationship became a major source of inspiration for the artist throughout the years.“That whole time period was a big opening of heart for me,” Musgraves said. “I started to see the world in a more fond, pretty light. After meeting this person who really allows me to just be myself, not have to walk on eggshells for any reason, songs started pouring out.”

21 Foreplay Ideas & Tips You’ll Be Dying to Try

Done right, the buildup to sex can be just as good as the main event—especially with these foreplay ideas. 

Whether you’re in a long-term relationship or first-time hookup, foreplay tends to get overlooked. Part of the reason? It’s easy for foreplay tips to feel a little contrived: Start by making out, move on to some over-the-bra action, make your way below the belt. But foreplay doesn’t have to be quite so paint-by-the-numbers. We asked sex therapists and experts to weigh in with their favorite foreplay ideas. You’re going to want to try them all the next time you get frisky.

1. Relive Your Best Moments

Relationship fact: The early days of your romance tend to be the hottest and heaviest. But that doesn’t mean you can’t still capture that gotta-have-you-now passion. Next time you and your partner are getting intimate, use those early hookups as inspiration to recreate one of your past encounters, says sexologist Barbara Winter, Ph.D., a certified sex therapist and fellow and clinical supervisor of the American Board of Sexology. This can start before sex—for example, going to one of your old date-night spots or wearing the same clothes you wore during a hot moment at the beginning of your relationship. Then, later in the night, break out a move you used to do in bed that really turned you both on.

2. Start Off Outside the Bedroom

Another hallmark of those hot early hookups is that they don’t necessarily happen in the bedroom. If you want to make things more spontaneous, try initiating foreplay in the kitchen, office, garage, or anywhere else where you don’t typically do it, says sex and relationship coach Claudia Six, Ph.D., a board-certified clinical sexologist. “It’s the unexpected that keeps things interesting,” she says. You can either lead your partner to the bedroom afterward or just have sex right then and there. You might be surprised how many places to have sex you’ve been overlooking.

3. Talk Dirty

Dirty talk can be ridiculously effective for getting turned on—it’s an especially good way to initiate foreplay. Not sure where to start? No need to overthink it. Sometimes the most effective dirty talk can be as simple as just stating exactly what you want your partner to do to you in your most seductive voice.

4. Cool It

Heat and cold can both add a lot to the sensations you’re already feeling. One often-recommended (and maybe overused) foreplay tips for men is to suck on an ice cube before giving oral sex. In reality, the idea of a chilly penis might not be such a turn on for your partner but you can still play with temperature in other erogenous zones—like running an ice cube down their neck on a steamy summer day. 

5. Heat Things Up

To play with heat, try dripping warm wax on each other’s bodies (just make sure to get your partner’s permission first) or use a warming lube. Playing with hot and cold—or the two combined—should create “a delicious shiver,” says Six.

6. Do a Little Dance

Looking to up the ante during foreplay? Have your partner sit on the bed, put on an anthem that always has you feelin’ yourself (cough, anything by Rihanna, cough) and give them a lap dance. For some added excitement, have your partner start off fully dressed so you can personally remove their garments one by one. Or if you’re feeling extra bold, do your dance in the buff.

7. Make Foreplay an All-Day Event

Foreplay doesn’t need to be limited to the bedroom. Whether it’s sexy texts throughout the day or stolen kisses while you’re doing errands, foreplay can star well before the main event. Tease each other throughout the entire day for extra heat.

8. Do the Unexpected

If all your intimate encounters are starting to look eerily similar, one of the best foreplay tips you can use is to switch things up. For example, if you always get down at night, trying initiating a sex session first thing in the morning. Normally leave the lights off? Try lighting candles instead. Or make a new sex playlist. Just like switching up where you have sex and engage in foreplay, you can switch up how you do it, too.

9. Tell Each Other How You Feel

Okay okay before you cringe, remember there is a reason words of affirmation are a love language. Telling your partner what you like about them is a huge turn on. Who doesn’t like compliments?

10. Act Out a Fantasy

Everyone has a sexual fantasy—acting one out is one of the most surefire ways to make all of your partner’s foreplay dreams come true. Have them write down 10 fantasies they have—think: Eve and Villanelle or Jamie and Claire from Outlander—on little slips of paper. Then choose one randomly and act it out. Admittedly, this can feel a little cheesy at first. To help you get past any awkwardness, the experts recommend just trying to keep it up for 30 seconds. Even in that short amount of time, you might find yourselves getting swept up in your roles.

11. Don’t Kiss

Sometimes almost kissing can be as tantalizing as kissing. Hear us out. Get face to face with your partner, either lying down side by side or with one of you on top of the other. Get close enough so that your mouths are just barely touching and your lips are parted—though not actually kissing. Instead, breathe in and out at opposite times, so you’re “trading” breaths—you’re breathing out when they’re breathing in, and you’re breathing in when they’re breathing out. (Just make sure you both brush your teeth first.) It’s simple but deeply intimate—you’ll be surprised at how steamy things get. Do this for about a minute, or as long as you can without ripping each other’s clothes off.

12. Get a Massage

Sometimes the best form of foreplay is as simple as relaxing. When your mind is on a thousand different things—the never-ending to-do list, that cryptic comment from your boss this week, the decorations for your best friend’s bridal shower this weekend—it can be a challenge to really be present and get in the mood with your partner (hence why chilling out is often included on lists of foreplay ideas for women). Giving each other massages is a recipe for relaxation. Make it sexy: Light candles, get naked, pick out a scented massage oil.

13. Watch a Sexy Movie Together

If you and your partner are both into porn or are at least intrigued by it, try checking it out together. Afterward, Winter recommends talking about what you each like and dislike and what you might want to try (or not). Sometimes, it opens you up to ideas you might not have thought of before. Start by looking for feminist porn sites.

14. Find a Sexy Story 

If the visual medium isn’t your thing, that’s totally fine. Watching people have sex on screen doesn’t do it for everyone. But don’t write all forms of porn off just yet. Listening to a sexy audio story or reading a piece of erotica that turns you both on can be a great way to get in the mood. Check out Dipsea for the sexy alternative to your favorite podcast. 

15. Mime Each Other’s Moves

Sometimes we can learn a lot about how our partner likes to be touched and kissed by observing how they touch and kiss us. Paying close attention to and mimicking our partner’s moves is not only a fantastic round of foreplay, it can show you how to turn them on in the future. It’s as simple as it sounds: Sit, stand, or lie down facing each other. Then begin miming the other’s moves. If his or her hand reaches to slip your top off, you do the same to them. If your hand wanders down south and starts fondling your partner’s parts, they do the same to you. Try to stick with each other’s pace for as long as you can.

16. Play a Kissing Game

Tell your partner to sit on the sofa or lie down on the bed. Kiss them—on the mouth, the cheeks, the forehead, the ears, the eyelids, the neck, hands, knees, you name it. Here’s the catch: Your partner has to stay totally still. They can’t move, or touch you, or try to kiss you back. When you’ve kissed your partner from head to toe, switch places. The build up and anticipation will have you both dying to get intimate.

17. Be a Tease

Have your partner lie on their back and proceed to play a little game of “getting warmer.” Use your hands (or your mouth) to gently caress different parts of their body. You could start with random spots like the knees or forehead and then move to more erogenous zones. While you’re moving about, ask how your partner is handling the temperature. Keep “getting warmer” until they can’t take it anymore and then switch roles. By the time the game is over you’ll both be on fire.

18. Practice Your Communication Skills

Since everyone has different turn-ons, the best thing you can do is pay attention to what works for you and then try to recreate it, says Winter. Don’t be afraid to let your partner know when they do something that you like. They’ll probably be happy to keep doing whatever gets you going in the future, and they’ll definitely appreciate the positive feedback. Next time you’re having a quiet moment with your partner, start a conversation about what he or she likes during foreplay. Chances are, just talking about it might lead to more.

19. Act Like Strangers

This is the perfect way to switch things up with your partner and bring back those first-date butterflies, says Emily Morse, Ph.D., host of the SiriusXM Radio show and podcast, Sex With Emily. Approach each other at your favorite bar (or a new one you’ve been meaning to try). Then come up with a fun back story, and chat each other up as if it’s the first time you’re meeting. “This is a chance to let go and act out a fantasy you’ve always wanted to try, or simply feel it out in the moment,” Morse says. “You get the thrill of a ‘one-night stand’ without the hassle, or infidelity.”

20. Make a “Yes/No/Maybe” List

If you’re looking for ways to spice up your sex life, downloading a “yes/no/maybe” list from the Internet is a great way for you and your partner get started. According to Morse, these lists can help you determine what you and your partner are willing to try in the bedroom, and include everything from BDSM to sex toys and non-monogamy. Each person goes through the list and marks which items are a yes, a maybe, or a definite no. Review the lists together to see where you and your partner land. “Discussing this can be arousing, but also lead to learning even more about your partner, and exploring something new that you might have never considered before,” Morse says.

21. Sext

Next time you’re on your way home, send a flirty text. If you haven’t sexted before, it can feel intimidating so remember it’s all about what makes you feel sexy. Maybe that’s a photo, or a poem, or a description of what you’re going to do to your partner when you get home. 

Maren Morris and Her Husband Clap Back at Mommy-Shamers After Deleting a Photo of Their Son

Maren Morris and her husband, Ryan Hurd, have some thoughts for mommy-shamers who came after his wife this week. 

According to People, the country singer recently posted a cute photo that showed the country artist hanging out on a pool float with her three-month-old son, Hayes Andrew, in a shallow lake.

People quickly began blasting Morris for holding a beer in the photo and asking why the baby wasn’t wearing a life jacket. The tweet and Instagram post of the photo have both since been deleted. 

“Honestly, I get so many criticisms of my motherhood on anything I post of Hayes, so I may just discontinue posting photos of him,” Morris tweeted on July 1. “Sucks but it’s kind of where I’m at.”

“We talked about curbing posting photos anyway now that he’s a little bit older,” the “GIRL” singer continued in a reply to one supporter. “But the added crap from (mostly other moms) folks definitely forced our hand.”

Her husband then wrote his own series of tweets on the matter on July 2.

“I’d like to say, my wife usually doesn’t need me to defend her, but she’s a great mom, and my kid was not unsafe on a float in 1 feet of water being held by an adult with 5 people watching so she could get a picture,” he wrote on Twitter. 

He continued to explain that Hayes has two coast-guard-approved life jackets and that “sometimes moms have a drink,” adding that “homegirl earned it.”

He signed off with a final tweet, writing, “later, nerds.”

Some fans replied to the singer, telling him not to mind the criticism. “Forget the haters Ryan! You and Maren are amazing parents and people who know you know that you would never EVER put Hayes in danger,” one person responded on Twitter.

Although Morris’ experience with mommy-shamers is a relatively new battle for Morris, she spoke to Glamour back in 2017 about the unfair scrutiny women in country music are subjected to about so many things—from their physical appearance, their clothes, their careers, despite how hard they work. “I’m hopefully opening up a floodgate of new artists, male or female, to be unique and authentic, and not a carbon copy of someone’s sound, look, or identity,” she said at the time. “Hopefully, my music has opened up a door for people who are outliers.”

Frankly, people should think twice before they try and shame Maren Morris—or any other mom for that matter. 

So Many Hamilton Reaction Tweets Focus On Jonathan Groff’s Spit

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Look, guys, Jonathan Groff is a spitter on stage. He knows it. You know it, and now tons of people watching Hamilton for the first time on Disney+ know it. It’s just a thing he does. Of course, that hasn’t stopped the many reaction tweets to focus on Jonathan Groff’s spit.

Why The Michael Bay-Produced Pandemic Film Songbird Was Hit With A ‘Do Not Work’ Order

As there is no release date intended for Songbird’s debut, and production hasn’t started as a result of this professional controversy, there’s no telling how long this particular issue could delay the start of filming. Of course, those involved with getting the Michael Bay-produced film on the rails to completion will want to make sure that happens as soon as possible, which means we could hear an update on this matter in the very near future. As soon as news breaks to the progression of Songbird’s production, you can be sure that CinemaBlend will be there to report those developments as they happen.

Black Snake Moan’s Christina Ricci Files For Divorce After Reported Domestic Altercation

According to TMZ, Christina Ricci was married to dolly grip and film producer James Heerdegen for seven years, and they share a five-year-old son, of whom Ricci requested sole legal and physical custody. Reportedly, Christina Ricci received an emergency protective order a week ago after she claimed James Heerdegen spit on her. Heerdegen has not been arrested, but he has been ordered to stay away from Ricci.