I wish to thank Pip, Arizona and Christian for keeping the home fires burning while I take a break from production. In fact, as I mentioned last month, I am not taking a break from the site really. I am simply educating myself and developing materials that will enhance its overall service and professionalism. It is a sharp learning curve with a lot of trial and error and it takes time.
An Unusual Focus: I was surprised to learn that IMDb has a specialty page dealing with nudity of underage actresses. A few of these titles are known, but many are not and Pigtails has copied the list for future research and review. Given the controversy this may trigger, it is not known how long the list will remain on the site. Since there are so many titles that were unknown, this would seem a bonanza for us. However, because most of these films deal with young, post-pubescent girls, they are not covered in the scope of our site.
A Brave and Edgy Remake: In the course of investigating the career of Oona Laurence who played Tommie in the film Lamb, Pip discovered that she has been cast in a film called The Beguiled. There is a 1971 Clint Eastwood film by that name and this is indeed a remake. The intriguing thing about the plot is that it is about a wounded Union soldier who takes refuge in a Southern all-girls’ school during the Civil War. The sexually-repressed girls then fight about whom he likes best. It is interesting to note that it is directed by Sofia Coppola who seems to specialize in films about the psychology of teen girls so the drama should resonate in a believable performance. Incidentally, Laurence also appeared in a short film after Lamb called Imaginapped.
Mistress of the Flies? One of our readers has informed us about a film remake in production based on the novel and film Lord of the Flies. The twist is that this time, the survivors are all girls. This has certainly stirred things up in the media, but the directors insist they are staying true to the original intent of the novel and hope to dispel the usual stereotypes about the nature of aggression in boys versus girls.
More Desirée Drama: As mentioned in a recent ‘Maiden Voyages’, Google+ censored the image of Desirée from the series ‘American Girls’ by Ilona Szwarc. Now Facebook has also censored it, ironically in a post denouncing the Google+ censorship.
Just Another Hoax: The graffiti artist Banksy was recently reported as captured and unmasked by police in a Palestine exhibition. However, this story was manufactured by a hoaxer going by many aliases and publishing in the Nevada County Scooper and repeated by a number of news satire websites.
Alt-Right Unwittingly Boosts Ratings: A show called Big Mouth has been the latest target by the far right who have been boycotting and protesting the content of films produced by Netflix in the past year. Of particular focus is a scene where a middle-school girl has a conversation with her talking, animated vagina. Although meant to convey angst and ambivalence of a burgeoning sexuality, these critics insist it promotes pedophilia.
Girls’ Portraiture SNAFU: Fans of this website may have noticed a strange notice requesting a password for entry. The blogger informs me that this glitch is a mundane computer problem and he does not currently have access to the site. It is not clear if this situation is going to be remedied or if he will have to start again elsewhere. He wanted to express his apologies to fans of the site who have not been able to reach him with their comments and questions. I have been informed that only certain entries are password protected and one can scroll down to the other entries. Those who have been in contact with this blogger can email him directly for the password to the protected posts.