Screen Junkies » Big Love http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Fri, 12 Sep 2014 00:11:01 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 Chloe Sevigny To Play Original Hipster, Lizzie Borden http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/chloe-sevigny-to-play-original-hipster-lizzie-borden/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/chloe-sevigny-to-play-original-hipster-lizzie-borden/#comments Tue, 15 Mar 2011 12:29:21 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=201672 With "Big Love" wrapping up, Sevigny was eager to play another role that required unflattering dresses.

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Chloe Sevigny is setting up a mini-series at HBO about Lizzie Borden, who you probably don’t even really know too much about. Borden, of course, was the young woman accused of murdering her father and stepmother with a hatchet back in 1892, way before it was considered cool.

With “Big Love” wrapping up, Sevigny was eager to play another role that required unflattering dresses (It’s this whole thing. Ugh. You wouldn’t understand). So, she took the project to Playtone, the production company behind “Big Love” and introduced them to music video director Bryce Kass, who will write the four-hour series.

Now everyone is going to behead their parents with hatchets. You just KNOW they are. (Deadline)

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TLC’s ‘Sister Wives’ is Heavy on Polygamy and Ankle-Length Jean Skirts http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/tlcs-sister-wives-is-heavy-on-polygamy-and-ankle-length-jean-skirts/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/tlcs-sister-wives-is-heavy-on-polygamy-and-ankle-length-jean-skirts/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 I'll take the one on the right. No, just one is fine. TLC has taken another step in its insatiable quest to find rock bottom. The network's new reality show, "Sister Wives," will chronicle the lives of a group of fundamentalist Mormons who practice polygamy. It's like a double episode of "Wife Swap," except with just one guy and no swapping. But in case you think the producers are simply exploiting the lives of a bunch of religious fanatics for ratings, think again. They actually care about these people. As it turns out, they're just like you or me...except for the whole "cult" thing. “They are very much a modern family. They are open-minded. They are generally adorable,” said Bill Hayes, president of North Carolina-based Figure 8 Films and co-executive producer of the show. “Their children were so well behaved and polite and healthy and happy,” he added. “Pardon the cliche, but the proof was in the pudding. I thought, ‘What a bunch of great young people, and there was nothing strange about them.’" You know, he has a point. Maybe there's nothing strange about a group of women being used as a human puppy mill, as long as their children are well behaved, and provided they don't shoot me during their apocalyptic final battle with the federal government. After all, a single mom lives next door, and I'm pretty sure her kids are running a meth lab. Perhaps four moms is the way to go. (Warming Glow)

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I’ll take the one on the right. No, just one is fine.

TLC has taken another step in its insatiable quest to find rock bottom. The network’s new reality show, "Sister Wives," will chronicle the lives of a group of fundamentalist Mormons who practice polygamy. It’s like a double episode of "Wife Swap," except with just one guy and no swapping.

But in case you think the producers are simply exploiting the lives of a bunch of religious fanatics for ratings, think again. They actually care about these people. As it turns out, they’re just like you or me…except for the whole "cult" thing.

“They are very much modern family. They are open-minded. They are generally adorable,” said Bill Hayes, president of North Carolina-based Figure 8 Films and co-executive producer of the show. “Their children were so well behaved and polite and healthy and happy,” he added. “Pardon the cliche, but the proof was in the pudding. I thought, ‘What a bunch of great young people, and there was nothing strange about them.’"

You know, he has a point. Maybe there’s nothing strange about a group of women being used as a human puppy mill, as long as their children are well behaved, and provided they don’t shoot me during their apocalyptic final battle with the federal government. After all, a single mom lives next door, and I’m pretty sure her kids are running a meth lab. Perhaps four moms is the way to go. (Warming Glow)

 

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