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Sarah Silverman comments on baring all for “Take This Waltz”

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By Jennifer Vineyard

Sarah Silverman is a fearless woman – she’ll say anything for the sake of comedy, whether in her stage act (see “Jesus is Magic”), her memoir (“The Bedwetter: Stories of Courage, Redemption, and Pee”), or her TV show (“The Sarah Silverman Program”). But with her latest film, “Take This Waltz,” Silverman does something even braver – a full frontal nude scene with Michelle Williams.

“Women are naked together all the time,” Silverman told IFC. “I mean, I’m in the tub, and my girlfriend’s reading a magazine. Women are very comfortable being naked together. It’s an everyday thing. But in movies, you never see that. Nudity in movies is frequent, but it’s usually sexual. So to have nudity in a movie that’s not at all sexual is jarring.”

Silverman’s nude scene takes place in the locker room shower, after her character Geraldine takes an aqua fitness class with Williams’ character Margot at the local gym. The two are sisters-in-law, since Margot is married to Geraldine’s brother Lou (played by Seth Rogen), and consequently spend some time together. Geraldine might be the only friend in Margot’s world who perceives that she’s considering straying from her marriage with attractive neighbor Daniel (played by Luke Kirby), and of course, she’s got a vested interest in that not happening. But for the most part, Daniel’s seduction of Margot is purely verbal – the two have an intense moment when she asks him to tell her what he would like to do to her physically, and his very vivid description at turns embarrasses, delights, and arouses her.

“Although I’m a huge porn person, women’s porn is usually what you read, and guy porn is more visual,” Silverman noted, perhaps thinking of the erotica phenom “50 Shades of Grey.” “So it’s interesting that the sexy scene is all words, and the naked scene is like looking at your mom take a shower.”

Silverman’s been less than boastful about her group shower scene – likening her appearance to that of Kathy Bates in “About Schmidt” and joking that she gained weight for the role. But in contrast to the elderly women also in the locker room for the scene, or even the gamine Michelle Williams, Silverman is no “mom in the shower.” She looks like a fit, curvy woman. Tell her that there was no need on her part to lower expectations, and she’s proud. “That’s exactly right! See what I did? I got you. And that’s why you enjoyed it.”

“I think I get self-conscious about it,” she admitted. “I think I just look [frumpy],” which she demonstrates by slumping over. “If it wasn’t me, I’d go, ‘That’s so great!’ I’m trying to have that attitude.”

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15 That ’70s Show Quotes to Help You Unleash Your Inner Jackie

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When life gets you down, just ask yourself: what would Jackie do? (But don’t ask her, because she doesn’t care about your stupid problems.) Before you catch That ’70s Show on IFC, take a look at some quotes that will help you be the best Jackie you can be.


15. She knows her strengths.

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14. She doesn’t let a little thing like emotions get in the way.

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13. She’s her own best friend.

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12. She has big plans for her future.

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11. She keeps her ego in check.

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10. She can really put things in perspective.

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9. She’s a lover…

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8. But she knows not to just throw her love around.

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7. She’s proud of her accomplishments.

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6. She knows her place in the world.

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5. She asks herself the hard questions.

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4. She takes care of herself.

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3. She’s deep.

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2. She’s a problem solver.

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1. And she’s always modest.

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“Wreck-It Ralph” trailer brings classic video game characters to life

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With E3 in full swing, there seems like no better time to release the trailer for Disney’s animated ode to video games, “Wreck-It Ralph.” The upcoming movie features the voice talents of John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Jane Lynch and Jack McBrayer, and follows the story of a video game villain who’s sick of being a bad guy.

Wreck-It Ralph is a character who gets defeated by arcade game players over and over again for 30 years, and decides he wants a little more recognition. So he decides to opt out of his own game and head to some other titles where he might be appreciated more. What happens from there is anyone’s guess, but the general premise is cute enough for kids and clever enough for video game-playing adults.

Our favorite moment from the trailer comes towards the beginning when Ralph can be seen in a video game villain support group. It’s similar to the discarded toys therapy session we saw in “Toy Story 3,” except this time with the Ghosts from “Pac-Man” and Bowser from the “Mario” games. Expect many more clever allusions to video game history when this movie hits theaters on November 2.

IFC is on hand at E3 all this week, and we’ll be rolling out our content soon. We got to play everything from “Halo 4″ to the upcoming “Avengers” Kinect game, all for the sake of you guys. Video games are pretty hot right now, and we’re glad “Wreck-It Ralph” is taking advantage of it.

What did you think of this trailer? Tell us in the comments section below or on Facebook and Twitter.

Help raise funds for the Eddie Pepitone documentary “The Bitter Buddha”

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Eddie Pepitone is a comedian and for those in the know, Eddie Pepitone is THE comedian. It seems clear that funny people think Pepitone is funny. Yet for some reason Pepitone hasn’t achieved the level of fame he deserves and for years was mostly known inside of comedy circles. Now, thanks to the success of his podcast, The Long Shot, and his frequent contributions to other comedy podcasts like WTF with Marc Maron (hey, we know that guy) his career is finally on the rise.

Now the beloved fixture of the comedy community is finally breaking out. He has over a million views for his daily Youtube video series Puddin’, released his first stand-up album, A Great Stillness, and he’s starting to tour nationally. He also has a documentary called “The Bitter Buddha,” which stars himself and features some of our other favorite comedians including Maron and our Comedy Bang! Bang! host Scott Aukerman. The film is directed by Steven Feinartz, and stars Pepitone, Sarah Silverman, Zach Galifianakis and a cavalcade of comics including Patton Oswalt, Todd Barry, Dana Gould, and Paul F. Tompkins. The film is all ready to go except for the small issue of funding and distribution. That’s where you come in: They are having a fundraiser in Los Angeles to help Pepitone finish the documentary and get it out to distributors. As part of the festivities, Maron, Jen Kirkman (Chelsea Lately), Paul Scheer (Human Giant), Rob Delaney (twitter legend) and more will be performing. If you’re around Los Angeles and love comedy be sure to head to The Echoplex on June 26th to help get this film out in the world. Check out the flyer below for details.

Here’s the trailer for “The Bitter Buddha”:

Here’s the flyer for the fundraiser:

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