Searchlight Pictures Emma Thompson and Daryl McCormack star in Good Luck to You, Leo Grande. "Everyone just looked angry," says Emma Thompson, grimacing and gritting her teeth. She's describing the movies featuring sex scenes that she watched as a teenager. "Everyone looked just sort of cross, and just sort of enraged by the whole thing," she continued. "I just thought, 'Is that what sex is supposed to be like? I don't understand’. Good grief, we have a long way to go." Thompson considers her new movie, Good Luck to You, Leo Grande (which opens in select cinemas nationwide in New Zealand on August 18, although there are previews from August 10), at least "a step in the [right] direction”. She plays Nancy Stokes, a widow and retired teacher who hires a sex worker named Leo Grande (newcomer Daryl McCormack) to help break her out of a lifetime of sexual repression. Over the course of four meetings in an anonymous-looking hotel room, the two embark on an unlikely ally-ship, … [Read more...] about Good Luck To You, Leo Grande: Why Emma Thompson wants us to like our bodies
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The city of Miami has approved a plan to build 50-100 “mini homes” for homeless people on an island in a move that has sparked controversy. The city’s pilot program will take roughly six months to build the tiny homes and install electricity in Virginia Key North Beach Park. Many Floridians use the island for recreational activities and are worried that the new living spaces will detract from its beauty. Esther Alonso, the owner of Virginia Key Outdoor Center, said she was “horrified on many levels” with the plan. Her business rents kayaks, bikes, and other outdoor recreational equipment to use around the island. “We’re gonna be kicked out of here,” Alonso said during a Saturday protest against the pilot program. “I’m gonna lose my business, and I’m most worried about my employees because they don’t deserve this.” Another local worried that the mini homes would ruin the island, yet understood homeless people’s plights. “Oh man, I mean I want them to have a place to … [Read more...] about Miami Wants To Send Homeless People To Live On Island With ‘Mini Homes’ | The Daily Wire
Eric Dooley isn’t expecting to have a long learning curve in his first season coaching Southern, and it’s not just because he spent 13 years as an assistant there. As Prairie View head coach, he has scouted and scrutinized the Southwestern Athletic Conference for the past four years, especially the defenses he’s had to attack. If there’s one player who sticks out in his mind on the Jaguars defense, it’s end Jordan Lewis, and Dooley sees him as project No. 1. Lewis has been up and down in four seasons, partly because of injuries. He’s the active FCS career sacks leader with 34. He got 12 and 10½ in his first and third seasons and six and 5½ in his second and fourth. He won the Buck Buchanan Award in the 2021 spring season. Last fall, hamstring and shoulder injuries slowed him. Knowing that a strong pass rush is where good defenses begin, Dooley wants Lewis to reach his potential in his final season. “A lot of folks have asked about Jordan Lewis,” … [Read more...] about Southern’s Jordan Lewis is already a star. Eric Dooley wants to see Lewis’ best season yet.
Riley Gaines does not think her message is partisan: she is “pro-woman,” “pro-fairness” and wants biological men to stay out of women’s sports. But thus far, she shared with The Daily Wire, only conservative media have shown interest in her story. This weekend at the Conservative Political Action Conference she was elevated by her most high profile supporter yet — former President Donald Trump, who invited her to join him on stage, praised her courage, and gave her a few moments to speak to the crowd. Gaines, a 12-time All-American and three-time Southeastern Conference champion who raced against transgender athlete Lia Thomas in the NCAA championships this spring, told The Daily Wire that “it feels amazing” to have someone as powerful as Trump speak up in defense of women’s sports. “Clearly what we have in office now is doing the exact opposite,” she added, referring to President Joe Biden’s administration, “and turning their back on women.” Photo courtesy of Riley Gaines. … [Read more...] about ‘I Just Want Change’: Outspoken Lia Thomas Competitor Slams Leftist Media For Ignoring Her Story | The Daily Wire
Tristan Thompson is quite ‘excited’ post welcoming a son, his second child with ex-girlfriend Khloé Kardashian, this month. The 38-year-old multi-hyphenate has welcomed her second baby via surrogate with the NBA player. According to Entertainment Tonight , the parents, who have been in a highly-publicised, tumultuous on-again, off-again relationship, are excited about the new addition to their family. According to ET 's source, Khloé Kardashian, in particular, is "so grateful" to be able to expand her family and is "adjusting" to being "a mom of two." The Kardashians star and Tristan Thompson also have a daughter True, 4. Khloé has been with her baby boy for a little while now. As for how Tristan Thompson feels about becoming a dad again, the insider revealed, "Tristan really wanted a baby boy and is so happy to have welcomed a son." When it comes to True, the adorable toddler is "so thrilled to have a baby brother. She is loving every moment of being a big sister and … [Read more...] about Tristan Thompson ‘really wanted a baby boy’: spills source