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Something to think about

Happy Friday, friends.

As you head off to start your weekend, consider these words:


I read the words “you are not your worst thing” in a recent New York Times Social Qs answer by Philip Galanes – in which he paraphrased the terrific show, Masters of Sex – and I thought that was a lovely sentiment to keep in mind.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

“Unhung Hero”

It started with a tweet from my friend Molly.

Wait. What?

I read the tweet again. Then I checked my TV listings. Sure enough, I found Unhung Hero. And I watched it.

Here’s the trailer.

Let’s back up a bit. According to Patrick Moote, the film’s protagonist, it all started here with a failed proposal of marriage at a UCLA basketball game, one that was widely seen thanks to America’s love of others’ embarrassment.

Our unhung hero goes on to say that his size – or lack thereof – was cited as a major reason why she didn’t want to marry him.

I will confess that this strikes me as odd. She dated him seriously enough to think he should propose but he wasn’t aware of her hesitation…? The video also seems staged but that’s just my opinion.


Unhung Hero works because Patrick Moote is charming, attractive and just neurotic enough to come off cute anyway. He is willing to bare his soul if not his body–we never do see his unhung-ness.

Via IMDB and Patrick Moote

I wonder, though, if this would have been better marketed as a film versus a documentary. Patrick is, after all, an actor. Is Unhung Hero real or is it a shot at getting his name out there more for future work? As a viewer, I worried about being conned and couldn’t quite buy into the premise as truth, but still found the finished product highly entertaining.

Unhung Hero is available on Showtime including OnDemand. Follow @PatrickMoote on Twitter.

Do you watch Masters of Sex?

My favorite new show is Masters of Sex on Showtime. Great characters based on actual human sexuality researchers Masters and Johnson, but with terrific actors and compelling [fictional] plots that reflect the times in which M&J were doing their groundbreaking studies.

Lizzy Caplan via onthedemo.com

In case you haven’t checked out this great show, here’s the trailer. Continue reading

Twitter Spotlight: Erin Sharoni

I met Erin Sharoni in person before I followed her on Twitter. And let me tell you: I was intimidated. Not only is Erin beautiful, she has her act together.

Erin is an athlete, journalist, television personality, actress, seeker and so much more. But she’s also kind-hearted and giving and compassionate, qualities I cherish in friends.

ErinSharoni Rome on Showtime

@OneChicklette: Your favorite qualities in a love interest

@ErinSharoni: Funny, athletic, intellectual, loves to love, empathic, tall (had to throw at least ONE superficial thing in there, c’mon…) Continue reading

The Homeland Bandwagon

I am on it, with the zeal of a convert.*

If you haven’t watched Homeland yet, you must. I’m new to it, having used Showtime’s Homeland marathons to get caught up in time for Season 2.

*Yes, that’s on purpose given the Brody storyline.

Homeland in a nutshell:

CIA agent Carrie Mathison and her colleagues in the counterterrorism unit investigate Marine Nicholas Brody in order to determine if he was turned during his eight years as a prisoner of war and is now working on behalf of Al Qaeda.

There’s a twist, though. Quite a few twists really.

First of all, Homeland dared make a ginger a sex object AND IT WORKED! Damian Lewis‘ Brody is very, very hot. He’s also British, but his American accent is perfect.

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