And Here's a Scene From James Franco's New Gay BDSM Movie [NSFW]

Here's a clip from the 60-minute art film, Interior. Leather Bar., co-directed by and starring James Franco that will premiere at Sundance this week. Just like the movie, it's all about gay sex. While the clip is definitely NSFW—not for nudity, but for the sounds of moans and slaps (you should be fine if you use… » 1/16/13 1:05pm 1/16/13 1:05pm

Woman Wants Out of Her Slave/Master Marriage

After signing an explicit agreement that she would become her husband's "slave," a saleswoman in Padua is suing for divorce, claiming that her partner physically abused her during their marriage and that he's stalked her since their split. Insert your obligatory Fifty Shades life imitates art imitates porn imitates a… » 8/31/12 10:00am 8/31/12 10:00am

Post-Fifty Shades, New Yorkers in Particular Have Really Jumped on the…

BDSM is really big in New York, at least according to some YouPorn number-crunching, which might initially sound like a category of porn with digitally-animated numbers locked in suggestive embraces (I'm thinking of something involving 5 and 7, and I don't need to tell you how absolutely filthy such a fantasy would… » 8/30/12 10:00am 8/30/12 10:00am

10 Shades of Stupid: Cosmo's Worst BDSM Tips

I knew this was coming when the cashier in Barnes and Nobles saw me looking at Fifty Shades of Grey and stage-whispered: "I bought that for my mom, and now I'm just terrified that I'm going to go home and find my dad. In a cage. Bleeding or dead." BDSM is like soccer and socialized medicine; fascinating, but hard for… » 8/23/12 2:00pm 8/23/12 2:00pm

Anastasia and Christian are Back to Discuss Religious Backlash Against…

I was too busy praying to Jesus to smite E.L James/crying about the demise of modern literature to write about "Fifty Shades of Grey" today, but Anastasia and Christian had such a fabulous time yesterday that they wanted to discuss Anna North's Buzzfeed piece on the Christian backlash against their torrid love… » 6/08/12 3:30pm 6/08/12 3:30pm

Anastasia and Christian Bring You The Latest 'Fifty Shades' News

I was too busy buying out all of the rope in Manhattan/banging my head against the wall to write about the New York Post's groundbreaking "Fifty Shades of Grey" story today. So I asked Anastasia and Christian, the stars of everyone's favorite over-hyped BDSM tome, to cover it instead. After all, Anastasia met… » 6/07/12 3:50pm 6/07/12 3:50pm

The Fifty Shades of Grey Frenzy Hasn't Even Climaxed Yet

More than 10 million copies of Fifty Shades of Grey have been sold in the past six weeks, a rate its publisher says is "unprecedented" and expects to continue "exceeding even our most optimistic forecasts." Sales even jumped the week before Mother's Day, meaning women didn't put aside their hunger for Twilight » 5/22/12 6:20pm 5/22/12 6:20pm