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Trouble hits home

Posted by Cmos

Well this is a hard time in the Rated-M family. A dear friend of our family became very ill with Acute Leukemia (AML) as of late. We would really appreciate your prayer in this time of need. If you are interested in reading more about the situation her immediate family has opened a website on her behalf.

http://kristenfund.com/

The Wachowski brothers are no more!

Posted by Jason Triplett

UPDATE: Over a year later, and we have the big follow-up news on this story! Check out the below link for more on the story covered in this article:

http://rated-m.blogspot.com/2007/08/larry-wachowskis-sex-change-is-complete.html

It is no big secret that Larry Wachowski, one half of the filmmaking duo "The Wachowski Brothers", has been undergoing gender reassignment. Despite the fact that the secretive Wachowskis never give interviews, the news has been around since well before 2004. Larry has been undergoing a very long and painful sex change to become "Linda", and due to this, the famed duo may be done for.

A source close to the brothers say that Larry is indeed now officially Linda. The major aspects of the surgery have been complete for some time now, and he (I'm sorry, "she") is now undergoing further hormone treatment and psychological therapy. He has also legally changed his name. The change has put a tremendous strain on his relationship with his brother, but Andy sticks by him regardless of his choices. The source also mentioned that Linda, formerly Larry, is contemplating leaving film for good. This was recommended by his therapist. If he does stay in the team, he obviously won't be a "he" anymore, so the team would be called simply "The Wachowskis".

So what of his long time affair with the famous dominatrix Mistress Ilsa? Well Larry has always been fascinated, if not obsessed, with lesbianism. So he would still be "gay" so to speak, but in the woman + woman category. All of his most recent public appearances were as a woman, save his court appearance, in which he was still very effeminate.

Will Linda ever come out to the public and admit what has happened? That all depends on how the therapy goes. For now, all we can do is wait and see where this goes. There is word that Andy is writing again, so perhaps the project can bring the Wachowskis back together. I have also heard from another source that Dateline NBC is attempting to score the exclusive television interview with the duo, but something tells me it isn't going to happen.

Some of you may still be in denial about what has been happening, so if you like, you can take this with a grain of salt. However, if you want to see how far larry's rabbit hole really goes, Check out these links, just a few of the many reports of tis change that are out there:

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,181389,00.html

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/gossip/story/188724p-163325c.html

http://www.rollingstone.com/news/story/9138137/the_mystery_of_larry_wachowski/

Rated-M Recommends: The Three Davids

Posted by Jason Triplett

When it comes to Hollywood, there are generally two types of filmmakers. The kind that cater to studio desires and box office numbers, and the kind that makes the films they want no matter what. Today, I offer you three directors who make what they want...David Lynch, David Fincher, and David Cronenberg.

David Lynch
David Lynch is probably one of the strangest and most misunderstood filmmakers of all time...and you know what? He likes it that way. Lynch's films are mostly visionary pieces of art meant to be analyzed to the depths. Filled with symbolism, strange characters, and beautiful photography, Lynch's works are all unique within his world. Some people feel they share a theme, like hell, or limbo. When asked, Lynch merely says that the meaning of the films is to make you come up with your own theories. It's doubtful that he would reveal the links between his works. It would simply kill the mystery.

While most of Lynch's films are very odd and not for everyone, I highly recommend viewing "The Elephant Man". It is certainly Lynch's most cohesive piece, and on my list of best biopics of all time. If you are in the mood for something a little more strage than that, check out "Blue Velvet" or "Eraserhead". If you want something really out there, check out http://www.davidlynch.com and watch shorts and series like "Rabbits". You can also pick up films like "Lost Highway" and "Mulholland Drive".

David Cronenberg
Cronenberg is one of my all time favorite filmmakers. The man is a pure genius. His two latest films, "Spider" and "A History of Violence", are superb examples of how to be cutting edge. "Spider" follows the story of a mentally disturbed man, brilliantly played by Ralph Fiennes, who begins to have flashbacks that unlock the secrets of his past. This is a great film for fans of character studies, but due to the pacing of the film, it may not be for everyone. "A History of Violence" is a fast paced, in your face crime drama/mystery/action film. Viggo Mortensen plays a family man who's past is beginning to catch up with him. Ed Harris is simply amazing in this film.

If you wish to further explore Cronenberg, check out films like "eXistenZ" (my personal favorite of his), "Rabid", "Scanners", and "The Fly". Cronenberg has a long history of filmmaking that encompasses many different genres. If you start digging, you will find that he has ade some really amazing films!

David Fincher
Ah, Fincher. How I love thy films! Fincher doesn't have as long a list of films as the other Davids, nor does he go back as far. However, Fincher has one of the coolest styles of filmmaking out there today. "Se7en", "Fight Club", and even "Alien 3" are just a small part of what David Fincher has done for film. It's not the titles themselves, but the way the stories are portrayed. Like the other two Davids, Fincher can make normal films like "Panic Room", but he also is the master of mindbenders like "Fight Club" or "The Game".

Unfortunately, that about covers the films he's done. Despite the short list, the man has created a legacy that will surely go on for years to come. He is currently filming "Zodiac" based on the real life Zodiac killer. Let me tell you, if anyone can do this bizarre true story, Fincher can!

There you have it folks. The three Davids. Make a trip to the local video store, or hit up the net to find gems by these guys. If you like alternative filmmaking, you won't be dissapointed! Of course, fans of these guys already know this. Hopefully some of you that haven't seen many of these films will become new fans!

Rated-M.com is growing...and changing.

Posted by Jason Triplett

First of all, I want to thank all of you for your support for Rated-M.com. Thanks to readers like yourself, this site has become one of the fastest growing indy sites on the net! So as our popularity grows, we decided to take a second look at the way we bring you content. Our most popular articles are our exclusive editorials and our breaking news. So because we see what you guys like to read, we are focusing on those things more and more.

Starting today, we are launching an all new feature to the site called "Rated-M Recommends:" in which we share with you some of the things we love from all formats of entertainment. Some of the things may be popular, others may not. However we offer our insights only to share our personal opinions on these things.

We have also decided that our daily news will slow down. For one, 99% of you guys most likely get your news elsewhere, like GameSpot or IGN. The last thing you want to do is read the same story a dozen times. So we have decided to limit our news output to exclusive breaking news, such as out FF3 delay story, the Mickie James WWE story, and one of our most viewed stories, the Transformers trailer leak.

We are always open to suggestions, whch you can deliver via the comments section on this site or our coming forums. We are also opening a new e-mail address exclusive to your feedback. The forums and e-mail addy will appear in the next few days.

Thank you again for all of your support! Continue to visit us daily for new articles, and be sure to tell your friends about us!

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