SuicideGirls To Participate In ‘Media For The 99 Percent’ Indie Team Coverage Of May Day Protests Nationwide
Apr 2012 30

SuicideGirls To Participate In ‘Media For The 99 Percent’ Indie Team Coverage Of May Day Protests Nationwide

Posted In Activism,Blog,Politics

SuicideGirls is proud to be working with The Media Consortium’s coalition of free thinking publications and news outlets to bring you coverage of tomorrow’s May Day actions nationwide.

More than 25 independent media outlets belonging to The Media Consortium are collaborating to provide coordinated, national coverage of May Day events from around the country.

Calling themselves “Media for the 99 Percent”, these diverse outlets will offer a live TV and streaming broadcast, an interactive map, breaking news reporting, and coordinated social media coverage across their sites, reaching a combined audience of more than 50 million Americans.

“With this May Day collaboration, independent media will show that live national coverage can reflect the breadth, diversity, and complexity of the American people,” says Jo Ellen Green Kaiser, executive director of The Media Consortium.

Outlets involved in the Media For The 99 Percent project include Free Speech TV,
Mother Jones, The Nation, Truthout, and our friends over at GregPalast.com.

SuicideGirls will be tweeting and posting May Day updates throughout the day before heading down to Occupy LA’s post-4 Winds GA at Pershing Square in DTLA. If you have a photo, link, or news item you’d like us to include in our coverage, please Cc. @SuicideGirls and include the #M1GS hashtag in your tweet.

Support Media for the 99 Percent by donating here.

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From The Archives: Joss Whedon – Serenity
Apr 2012 30

From The Archives: Joss Whedon – Serenity

Posted In Blog,Entertainment,Interviews,Movies,TV

by Daniel Robert Epstein


“I have so many ideas that it’s scary.”
- Joss Whedon

Joss Whedon’s television series Firefly was cancelled before it’s time by the FOX network. Now the company that’ owns NBC, Universal Studios, is continuing the adventures of Captain Mal Reynolds and his band of outlaws in the movie, Serenity. It has all the elements that made Whedon’s television works great, such as hot asskicking females, humor with a sly wink, and well thought out scripts, but now it’’s backed by a $40 million budget.

Read our exclusive interview with Joss Whedon on SuicideGirls.com.

NEW SG Interview: J.T. Krul – Captain Atom, Superman Beyond, Soulfire, and Green Arrow
Apr 2012 30

NEW SG Interview: J.T. Krul – Captain Atom, Superman Beyond, Soulfire, and Green Arrow

Posted In Blog,Comics,Entertainment,Interviews

by A.J. Focht

I got the opportunity to interview some excellent comic writers at StarFest 2012 in Denver. I sat down with J.T. Krul and we talked about his current projects: Captain Atom, Superman Beyond, and Soulfire, as well as his run on Green Arrow.

A.J. Focht: What’s happening with the New 52 Superman Beyond?

J.T. Krul: They approached me…I’ve never done Superman before, and it’s Superman, so… And the Beyond Universe is a real fun universe to play in, because it’s tied into everything else, but it’s also kind of its own beast. You have a little more leeway to play around with things. It’s not really an alternate setting, but a future setting. You can have a little more fun, and it’s a little outside the box.

A.J.: That’s great. I’ve always been a fan of the Batman Beyond series; it will be great to see what is done with Superman Beyond and Justice League Beyond.

J.T.: Yeah, it’s a lot of fun. The first issue just came out last week, digitally, but also as part of Batman Beyond Unlimited #3. Superman is really at a crossroads in his life, because he really doesn’t know where he fits in anymore. Most all the people he knows are dead and gone.

A.J.: So it’s still Clark Kent, right?

J.T.: Still Clark Kent, but everyone he knows is dead. Bruce Wayne is the only other person he knows who is still alive. Lois Lane is dead. Lex Luthor is dead. He is not a reporter anymore. He is living in the Fortress of Solitude, but it is less of a home and more of a mausoleum. He is really struggling with trying to figure out what the next phase of his life will be, and how connected he is to Metropolis now that everyone he knows is gone.

A.J.: You’ve sold me already. I’ve always wanted to see how Superman would respond in the future since he is immortal and his loved ones aren’t.

J.T.: We actually have a great bit. When the first issue opens up, Superman has created a mausoleum to all things Kryptonian in the Fortress of Solitude. He has all those relics and artifacts from his home world that he has amassed over the years to kind of preserve his past. He is always about preserving his past because he never had one. And now with everybody gone, he has actually coordinated a part of the Fortress of Solitude that seems to be a relic of what Metropolis used to be for him. There is a section where there is a newsstand, a phone booth, and the globe from the Daily Planet. And, that’s just the opening scene.

A.J.: You did the first three issues of Green Arrow. Did you do the full storyline for all of those?

J.T.: Yes.

A.J.: So were you the one who decided to take Oliver Queen the way of a superhero Steve Jobs?

J.T.: That was a big discussion as part of the New 52. When the New 52 was getting established and DC knew that’s what they were going to do, they approached me and Dan Jurgens, for me to continue and for Dan to come on board. We had a lot of discussions about what is the essence of Green Arrow and what direction do we want to go. We talked about a lot of different avenues, and at the core what is he about and what could he be. It’s definitely different than what I was doing with the character in Brightest Day, and I’m really proud of that run. This is just kind of a different direction. Making him younger, giving his super identity back, and kind of going Steve Jobs with him.

A.J.: After you left, they have since switched the creative team on Green Arrow again. It feels like they are catering a little more to the female audience now with both the art style and the writing. While it’s good, I’m still sad you were taken off because you were doing a fantastic job with Green Arrow there for a while.

J.T.: I really like it. I mean, Oliver Queen is one of my favorite characters. It was a hard decision to leave him and go to something else. You know, I think the whole thing with the book going in a different direction is kind of cool. The greatest thing about the New 52 is that there is really a book for everybody.

A.J.: There really is a niche for everyone. I never saw it going over as well as it did.

J.T.: It’s cool because you’ve got your big super heroes. You’ve got your Justice League, Green Lantern, Aquaman, and Batman.

A.J.: And the fact we can say Aquaman is a big super hero now, that’s something.

J.T.: I know. Aquaman is a top selling book right now. Then Wonder Woman and Action Comics. Then you have your dark universe where it is kind of like Vertigo coming to DC. You’ve got JLA Dark, Animal, and Swamp Thing. Then Demon Knights, kind of has that fantasy feeling.

A.J.: And then you’ve got your sci-fi section with Firestorm and your own, Captain Atom. Captain Atom has turned out really good. Before now, every time I saw Captain Atom, I couldn’t help thinking of Dr. Manhattan. And, if I’m right, he was originally going to be Dr. Manhattan before they decided to let Allen Moore create the heroes. Still, you’ve managed to start gaining popularity for a hero that had been all but forgotten about.

J.T.: Yeah, it had been twenty years or so since Captain Atom had his own book. I mean, Judd Winnick did a great job with him in Generation Lost. But when moving forward, there is definitely the Dr. Manhattan vibe is there by design. And, you’re absolutely right, in its original incarnation, Allen Moore was going to use the Charlton characters, and it was Captain Atom they were going to use for Manhattan. When DC decided they wanted to keep those characters; that’s when he changed them to all the alternate versions.

What we did was, we liked the power set that Dr. Manhattan possessed and what that brought to the table. But we wanted to keep Captain Atom as who he was, Nathaniel Adams an Airforce pilot. So the powers were there, and the looks a little bit too, in a way. We really wanted to focus on the story of a relatively ordinary person, an Airforce pilot, who gets godlike powers. A lot of the story is really about him dealing with those powers. We are not really what I would call a straight forward superhero comic book. We’re more of a science fiction story about a guy grappling with amazing abilities. What he can do, and what he can’t do. And most importantly, what he should do.

Working with Freddie Williams has been probably one of the best parts of the New 52 for me. We just really click together. Collaboration on the book has been one of the closest collaborations I have had since working with Michael Turner on Soulfire. The book has just come together really well. We find some really different types of stories, definitely outside the box and outside the mainstream.

A.J.: You are working on Captain Atom right now, and Superman Beyond is starting. Do you have any plans to pick up any other books?

J.T.: Right now I’m doing The War That Time Forgot, in the pages of G.I. Combat which is one of the new six coming out.

A.J.: Isn’t that going to be like All Star Western, where it’s going to feature a main story and then an off story, but with combat stories instead of Westerns?

J.T.: Kind of, yeah. My first story is a four-parter, and we are piggy-backing with The Unknown Soldier. And I know there are plans to bring in other combat stories as well.

A.J.: Any other projects?

J.T.: I am actually still working with Aspen Comics, who I’ve been working with pretty much since I first started. We are finishing up Soulfire Volume 3. We have a big event coming this summer called The Search for the Light. It’s going to run weekly starting in June and into July. Its five one shot issues that tie together that all lead into Volume 4 of Soulfire which is going to be the biggest one yet. We just announced that Mike DeBalfo is actually going to be the artist on it. It’s really going to be the story of Soulfire like you’ve never seen before. We will see a lot of characters returning, and almost the biggest threat we’ve ever seen before in the book.

A.J.: That’s four projects you’re working on. Are you insane?

J.T.: [After a good chuckle and some contemplation] They actually stagger pretty good so it doesn’t really bottle up. There are times it gets a little crowded, but luckily, if I schedule my time, I can make sure I get through it. But I like it. I mean, they’re all fun projects to do so as long as I can work them into my life and not make my life to unbearable, I’ll keep doing it. They are all great stories to tell, and any chance to do a comic is a great opportunity.

Got Problems? Sex, Love and Relationship Advice From SuicideGirls’ Team Agony
Apr 2012 30

Got Problems? Sex, Love and Relationship Advice From SuicideGirls’ Team Agony

Posted In All Things SG,Blog,Love,Relationships,Sex,Society

by SG’s Team Agony feat. Aadie

Let us answer life’s questions – because great advice is even better when it comes from SuicideGirls.


[Aadie in Time Out]

Q: My boyfriend of two and a half years and I have been through hell and back on the most emotional roller-coaster imaginable. He’s taken me for granted and broken my heart a couple times in the past, but after this most recent break up he came back and really seems to have his stuff together. Everything has been great and he’s done an awesome job at proving to me he has turned over a new leaf. The issue I am having is little to no sex drive toward him. I love being around him, he’s my best friend, I don’t mind a little affection, but when it comes to sex I have zero motivation or interest. I truly can see myself marrying him and I really want this to work out. Did he break my heart so bad that he broke my vagina too?

Help me!

A: Well, well, well, aren’t we in a pickle. I believe that it is very important in any relationship to be honest with A: YOURSELF and B: YOUR PARTNER!!!

Without honestly you seriously have zip. Could it be possible that now your boyfriend is really just that, a boy that is your friend? I do doubt your vagina is busted, lol, but it is very understandable that maybe your sexual drive towards this individual has subsided indefinitely.

A sex drive is, as you know, an emotional thing. If your boyfriend has broken your heart in multiples maybe your subconscious has just had enough. Maybe.

Another suggestion, spicing things up in the bedroom?? Maybe have him tie you up? Or whatever your into ;)

If you have tried that already, and you’re still not satisfied, at the end of the day, we’re all only going around this planet one time. If you’re not going to make the best of it then what’s the point? Right?

This is your decision. You need to be happy in the end. Sit down with him and have this conversation. If it’s really time for him to go – and for you to move on – then that’s what you should do.

Aadie

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Got Problems? Let SuicideGirls’ team of Agony Aunts provide solutions. Email questions to: gotproblems@suicidegirls.com

From The Archives: George Clooney – Good Night, and Good Luck
Apr 2012 30

From The Archives: George Clooney – Good Night, and Good Luck

Posted In Blog,Entertainment,Interviews,Movies

by Daniel Robert Epstein


“We’’re not trying to tell people how to think, we’re just bringing up a factual piece and raising a debate.”
- George Clooney

Back in 2002 film superstar George Clooney surprised a good chunk of the world with his directorial debut Confessions of a Dangerous Mind. Now he’’s generating major Oscar buzz for his latest effort, Good Night, and Good Luck.

The film chronicles the real-life conflict between television newsman Edward R. Murrow, Senator Joseph McCarthy and the House Un-American Activities Committee, starring David Strathairn as Murrow and Clooney himself as Fred Friendly, Murrow’’s producer.

This film has major resonance with Clooney since his father Nick Clooney was a TV newscaster for many years and often invited George into the studios at the age of five.

Read our exclusive interview with George Clooney on SuicideGirls.com.

Tease of the Day
Apr 2012 30

Tease of the Day

Posted In Blog,Tease

Satelina Suicide in Fresh

  • MAKES ME HAPPY: My life, work, and my friends.
  • MAKES ME SAD: Fake people, betrayers, liars, and people who talk behind people’s back.
  • I SPEND MOST OF MY FREE TIME: With my friends.

Get to know Satelina better over at SuicideGirls.com!


SuicideGirls Radio feat. Moxi Suicide
Apr 2012 28

SuicideGirls Radio feat. Moxi Suicide

Posted In All Things SG,Blog,Entertainment,Love,Music,Relationships,Sex,SG Radio

by Blogbot


[Moxi Suicide in Marquee]

This Sunday (April 29) on SuicideGirls Radio, host Nicole Powers (SG’s Managing Editor) will be joined live in-studio by Moxi Suicide.

Moxi has modeled for SuicideGirls since 2008. She is a self proclaimed sexpert and is currently developing her own vibrator line. A CSULA Graduate, she is a passionate advocate for gay rights and women’s sexual exploration. She enjoys seeing live music in her spare time. Follow her at @sgmoxi.

Tune in to the world’s leading naked radio show for two hours of totally awesome tunes and extreme conversation – and don’t let yo’ momma listen in!

Listen to SG Radio live Sunday night from 10 PM til Midnight at: suicidegirlsradio.indie1031.com/

And follow @SG_Radio on Twitter because we like cyberstalkers.