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Censored! Sex on the Silver Screen

Censored! Sex on the Silver Screen (photo)

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“Let’s talk about sex, baby. Let’s talk about you and me.” Salt N’ Pepa had it right. We should talk about the old horizontal tango (nudge nudge, wink wink), but our forebears did not agree. While we grew up with George Michael’s “I Want Your Sex” blasting in the background of our daily life, the older generations were scandalized by the sight of a woman’s knee or, god forbid, elbow. Sure Bettie Page was making a living, but she was also investigated by the United States Congress. Not exactly titillating activity. Find out more about The Notorious Bettie Page when the biopic starring Gretchen Mol airs at 8:30 p.m. ET.

Indie Sex II: Censored
is one episode of a four-part miniseries from IFC that explores the interaction of sex and movies (note: not sex in movie theaters). It looks at the history and issues surrounding the depiction of on-camera sexuality from “real” sex to taboos to the censor’s stamp. Tonight at 11 p.m. ET Indie Sex II: Censored surveys how the film industry and special interest groups have attempted to regulate sex on the silver screen. It’s a fascinating history of the unlikely bedfellows of censorship and sex, but do yourself a favor and don’t watch with your parents.

Here’s a clip from Indie Sex II: Censored:

Let’s go out to the wise words of Salt N’ Pepa:

The Notorious Bettie Page airs on IFC at 8:30 p.m. ET and Indie Sex II: Censored airs at 11 p.m. ET

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The Best Of The Last

Portlandia Goes Out With A Bang

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The end is near. In mere days Portlandia wraps up its final season, and oh what a season it’s been. Lucky for you, you can watch the entire season right now right here and on the IFC app, including this free episode courtesy of Subaru.

But now, let’s take a moment to look back at some of the new classics Fred and Carrie have so thoughtfully bestowed upon us. (We’ll be looking back through tear-blurred eyes, but you do you.)

Couples Dinner

It’s not that being single sucks, it’s that you suck if you’re single.

Cancel it!

A sketch for anyone who has cancelled more appointments than they’ve kept. Which is everyone.

Forgotten America

This one’s a “Serial” killer…everything both right and wrong about true crime podcasts.

Wedding Planners

The only bad wedding is a boring wedding.

Disaster Hut

It’s only the end of the world if your doomsday kit doesn’t include rosé.

Catch up on Portlandia’s final episodes on demand and at

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Your Portlandia Personality Test

The New Portlandia Webseries Is Going Your Way

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Carrie and Fred understand that although we have so much in common, we’re each so beautifully unique and different. To help us navigate those differences, Portlandia has found an easy and honest way to embrace our special selves in the form of a progressive new traffic system: a specific lane for every kind of driver. It’s all in honor of the show’s 8th and final season, and it’s all presented by Subaru.

Ready to find out who you really are? Match your personality to a lane and hop on the expressway to self-understanding.

Lane 10: Trucks Piled With Junk

Your junk is falling out of your trunk. Shake a tail light, people — this lane is for you.

Lane 33: Twins

You’re like a Gemini, but waaaay more pedestrian. Maybe you and a friend just wear the same outfits a lot. Who cares, it’s just twinning enough to make you feel special.

Lane 27: Broken Windows

Bad luck follows you around and everyone knows it. Your proverbial seat is always damp from proverbial rain. Is this the universe telling you to swallow your pride? Yes.

Lane 69: Filthy Cars

You’re all about convenience. Getting your car washed while you drive is a no-brainer.

Lane 43: Newly Divorced Singles

It’s been a while since you’ve driven alone, and you don’t know the rules of the road anymore. What’s too fast? What’s too slow? Are you sending the right signals? Don’t worry, the breakdown lane is nearby if you need it.

Still can’t find a lane to match your personality? Check out all the videos here. And see the final season of Portlandia this spring on IFC.

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Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide

Hits from the '80s are on repeat all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC.

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GIFs via Giphy, Photos via The Everett Collection

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