Jerry Saltz, Policing Periods and James Franc-OH NO NOT AGAIN!
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Jerry Saltz, Policing Periods and James Franc-OH NO NOT AGAIN!

Almost exactly two years ago, actor, perpetual student, artist, writer and all-around Renaissance man James Franco unleashed a fury with his exhibition New Film Stills at blue-chip Pace Gallery by recreating Cindy Sherman’s iconic Pictures Generation exploration of femme fatales and gender performativity. What’s that, dearest Filthy Dreams readers? You tried hard to repress those images? … Continue reading

You’re Invited To: Career Building Via Social Featuring Filthy Dreams’ Co-Founder
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You’re Invited To: Career Building Via Social Featuring Filthy Dreams’ Co-Founder

Why, hello there, dearest Filthy Dreams readers! What are your plans for next Monday night? NOTHING?! Well, I’m going to be speaking on a panel Career Building Via Social: The New Reality for Budding Female Artists and Professionals at the Young Playwrights Festival (431 5th Ave, Suite 5, New York, NY 10016) on Monday, February 23 from 6PM-7PM. Moderated … Continue reading

Tennessee Says: In Defense Of Candy Darling and Tennessee Williams’ Drunken Press Conference
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Tennessee Says: In Defense Of Candy Darling and Tennessee Williams’ Drunken Press Conference

Earlier this week, Gawker’s Tom Scocca published an article entitled “On Smarm,” posing the influx of snark on blogs and other “ironic” publications as directly oppositional to egomaniacal, smug smarm. However, we at Filthy Dreams would like to counteract this smarmy claim by choosing to revel in our own chosen method of combating snark, which … Continue reading