In The Notorious Bettie Page, the charismatic 1950s pin-up model innocently says, "I'm not ashamed. Adam and Eve were naked in the Garden of Eden, weren't they? When they sinned, they put on clothes." How the camera loved her! Page was a sexy kitten with a whip in girlie magazines that were hot stuff in their day. She combined that kitten with a whip erotica persona with a sunny girl next door personality.
. I loved doing that show and working with that crew. We weren't cancelled. The entire channel was switched to an all-sports format. Our show was a hit in Manhattan with independent filmmakers because we gave a lot of attention to up-and-coming or not-widely-publicized indie filmmakers. We were never at a loss for program material there in New York. If I had a project like that today, I'd salute Women Directors for one whole show. Or two. In March, I blogged on "Women in the Director's Chair." Add filmmaker Mary Harron to that list. She also directed Christian Bale in American Psycho co-starring Reese Witherspoon and Willem Dafoe. BBC News reported this week that a stage musical version of American Psycho, based on the novel by Bret Easton Ellis, is in the works. The songs will be supplied by Duncan Sheik.