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Why It's So Hard To Say 'Old' Without Cringing

(4) Comments | Posted March 25, 2015 | 7:31 AM

Age is in the air -- and most people don't like it, though some try to pretend otherwise. It's easy when it's on screen, like the two successful and charming "Best Marigold Hotel" feel-good movies that are tinted with vibrant and forgiving colors that block out the cruel march of...

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Fifty Shades of Grey Hair: Yuppie Porn and Hippie Fantasies

(1) Comments | Posted February 17, 2015 | 12:50 PM

Naturally, most films aren't made for the grey-haired set, in spite of being named things like Fifty Shades of Grey. But fearless boomers that we are, we like to keep up with modern life. And since single seniors have more time and can go to the movies during the day,...

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Madonna Alert: Desperately Seeking Attention

(19) Comments | Posted December 8, 2014 | 1:10 PM

As we all have probably noticed, there's a lot of stripping going on in the news, exposing big behinds, flat chests, pregnant bellies, etc. So, where is Madonna hiding? That's what I had been thinking -- there was no way she would leave the field of rapidly growing gangs of...

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Darf's ein bisschen älter sein? Annie, Renée, Frances und der Feminismus

(0) Comments | Posted October 30, 2014 | 4:38 PM

Es ist täglich was los in der bewegten Welt der Frauen. Es wird gekämpft, geschimpft, protestiert und diskutiert. Die Reaktionen darauf: skandalös und frauenfeindlich, mit Morden, Vergewaltigungen, Drohungen, Aggression und ungezähmter Wut bei den Männern, Unruhe, Unwille und Ungeduld bei den Frauen. Doch auch wenn die alten Spielregeln immer mehr...

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Hollywood Hypocrisy Versus Annie, Renée And Feminism

(22) Comments | Posted October 24, 2014 | 10:00 AM

Let's bring in three incendiary words we've been bombarded with, and see if we can string them together -- so that they compliment each other: Feminism, Renée Zellweger and Annie Lennox (one ages, the other doesn't).

Let's start with poor Renée Zellweger (45). http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/oct/23/where-has-real-renee-zellweger-gone It's terrible for anybody...

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Echte Hippies leben länger, Karl!

(3) Comments | Posted October 10, 2014 | 6:25 PM

Karl klaut. Klar, machen alle Modesschöpfer. Doch als Karl Lagerfeld, unser eigener Kapitalisten-Karl, jetzt buntgekleidete junge Frauen für seine Chanel-Frühjahrskollektion auf die Straße statt des Laufstegs schickte, um einen feministischen Protestmarsch nach 68er Manier zu inszenieren, haben so manche Original Protestler nur mit dem Kopf geschüttelt.

Danke Karl, für...

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The Long Shadows of War

(0) Comments | Posted March 5, 2014 | 9:26 AM

This month the Nazis are back in the news and in the movies. Have they ever been really gone? A 110-year-old Holocaust survivor dies, an old Nazi war criminal gets caught, and letters of one of the most vicious top Nazi criminals are found. Last fall the discovery of hundreds...

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Missmutig, biestig, korrupt, gemein! Die Unsympathischen kommen! Und die „OSCARS" warten schon!

(1) Comments | Posted February 21, 2014 | 8:43 AM

Es ist fast wieder soweit. Am 2. März werden die goldenen Männer verteilt, und jeder sagt es mit einer Mischung aus Erstaunen und Ehrerbietung: So viele brillante, interessante, provokante Filme hat es sehr lange nicht mehr zur Auswahl gegeben. Und selten hat es so viele irritierende Filmfiguren gegeben, die sadistisch,...

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"SUSIE, WACH AUF!" Good-Bye Foreverly Brothers

(0) Comments | Posted January 8, 2014 | 9:03 AM

Es ist erst zwei Jahre her, als ich mit einem deutschen Regisseur in einem Lokal in Hamburg plötzlich nach einigen Gläschen Sake spontan "Wake Up, Little Susie!" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4X7b2E_Jq-kanstimmte. Ich war Phil, er war Don. Wir waren nicht ganz so gut wie die wunderbaren Everly Brothers, aber voller...

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When Susie Woke Up -- My Foreverly Brothers

(0) Comments | Posted January 6, 2014 | 5:35 PM

When Phil Everly died last week, at only 74, I was really sad! The Everly Brothers had once changed my life when I was a 11-year-old kid in postwar Germany. Really? How could have two ultra-American singers have had such an effect on a foreign youngster? Simple: I had heard...

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No Country For Old Women? A Few Slipped Into Hollywood...

(2) Comments | Posted November 26, 2013 | 5:52 AM

No Country For Old Women? A few slipped into Hollywood...

The great (free to the public!) AFI FEST in Los Angeles is over and as a perennial movie addict and feminist I can't help looking at the crop of new American and international films also from a woman's angle. An...

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What the Hell Is BB Cream?

(3) Comments | Posted October 17, 2013 | 11:40 AM

I had seen one too many times the mysterious "BB Cream" advertised in glossy magazines and decided to get into action and lift the veil of secrecy. What the hell is BB Cream? Immediately, I had the only association that made sense, revealed my age and brought me right back...

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Careful, It Jiggles!

(150) Comments | Posted July 31, 2013 | 6:30 AM

Let's pretend it's summer and it is really hot and you tend to wear those little sleeveless cotton stretch-tops or even a dress with spaghetti straps the way you always did, all your life. Without a bra! Because you are of the sixties generation. Except you are 50 plus now,...

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The Dye-Hards!

(6) Comments | Posted July 5, 2012 | 5:20 PM

Mitt Romney feels pretty good about himself and his hair. While the forgotten losers like Rick Santorum and Rick Perry are still pulling their evenly-dyed hair in frustration, Mitt shows off his ever-so-perfectly two-toned Mafia-style hair ("Grecian Formula," Mitt?) that has become a trademark of older men who have seen...

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You are WHAT?

(8) Comments | Posted January 24, 2012 | 10:50 AM

It had been a really entertaining evening. And as it is often the case these days -- at least in my life -- I was probably the oldest person in that lively round of people. Not that it was totally obvious. As we all know there are an incredibly large...

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