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Kat Hessen and Anna Newell star in the western short film ‘The Iron Sisters’

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Photographer and Director Robert Lang releases his short film ‘The Iron Sisters’ based on Two sisters confronting a world where men are a dying minority in a female led matriarchal society. 

Men fear Women in a modern feminist take on the violent myth of American masculinity The film features Actress and writers Anna Newell and Kat Hessen who portray fierce sisters in the Western inspired short film. 

In a interview with HERO magazine Anna Newell stated “We wanted to explore a world where a woman’s instincts are not hidden, manipulated or suppressed. “

Starring : Kat Hessen (L) and Anna Newell (R) star in the short film ‘ The Iron Sisters’

This is not your average spaghetti western thou. Women are the lead and men play the supporting character. The short film follows Fey Iron, an amicable traveler, who confronts her natural urges when she encounters a lone man in the desert. 

We follow Fey and her older sister Dylan through a day of their life. They are gentle with plants, animals and each other but in a world where the roles of men and women are reversed, can women really be held at fault for the dark side of their God-given tendencies? 

Film Still : The short film follows  Fey and her older sister Dylan through a day of their life

Film Still : The short film follows  Fey and her older sister Dylan through a day of their life

 “What would a world look like in which a man would be afraid to be found alone by a woman? stated Anna Newell.

“What if the mere sight of a man’s body were an excuse for a woman to lose self control, to be overcome with a desire to conquer, to own, to objectify? In writing this film, I wanted to explore a reality in which men feared women the way women so often fear them.

 I hope in experiencing a taste of this alternate reality, men and women can glean a greater understanding of each other and the roles we have been assigned and have often unconsciously adopted. 

Encouraging men to be masculine can skew their natural state to one of hostility. Encouraging women to be feminine can skew their natural state to one of passivity and submission. We ventured to reverse the skewing.” continued Anna. 

Fierce: “What would a world look like in which a man would be afraid to be found alone by a woman? stated Anna Newell

Fierce: “What would a world look like in which a man would be afraid to be found alone by a woman? stated Anna Newell

Kat hessen, originally from Norway but now residing in San Diego, California, is a film major and aspiring towards a career in screenwriting and directing.

Kat wrote a powerful essay about modern women in film and how it is percieved.

“It is unfortunate. This tendency towards gender-based brutality has tainted the history of womankind, and we all agree it would be mutually beneficial if it were to subside. However, the likelihood of every woman on this small blue planet suddenly evolving past her most primary and unalterable biological urges towards violence and sexual aggression…we cannot and do not expect such unnatural changes overnight. Therefore, we can only encourage our men to accept their task of discouraging and de-escalating dangerous situations.

Strong: Kat hessen, originally from Norway but now residing in San Diego, California, is a film major and aspiring towards a career in screenwriting and directing

Strong: Kat hessen, originally from Norway but now residing in San Diego, California, is a film major and aspiring towards a career in screenwriting and directing

We advise all men to be cautious when traveling alone in crowded, sparsely populated, or desolate areas. Avoid moving around after dark, and stay in groups whenever possible — safety in numbers. 

Dress appropriately and modestly, making an effort not to attract unwanted attention to yourself and your body. If approached by a woman, do not offend, challenge or reject her. If you cannot protect yourself from her advances, and fall victim to a violent or sexual crime, it may serve you well to reflect on your role in provoking her anger.

Spaghetti Western: Cinematic scenarios reminiscent of traditional western backdrops adorn the short film

Spaghetti Western: Cinematic scenarios reminiscent of traditional western backdrops adorn the short film

Adapting your own behavior is always the easiest safeguard against an attack. We wish all our fellow women would respect and value men the way we do, but due to the inherently aggressive and pleasure-driven biology of the female population, we must be extremely proactive in fighting violence against men.

In our current day and age, we still have to live within the sometimes unfair norms and laws of the matriarchy. These frames naturally favor the stronger, more aggressive sex, occasionally leading to oppression of the more genteel and pacific male specimens of our species. Sometimes these innate differences between the sexes lead to violence, and even death. It is unfortunate.”

Breathtaking: The film was filmed in the California desert in the USA

Breathtaking: The film was filmed in the California desert in the USA

Director Robert Lang said In the climate that we exist in right now in America, women’s rights are being pushed to the limit. 

It’s more than important now to be involved and working in films written by women about issues that don’t exist in film right now. As a male director it was a challenge to take this on as I haven’t had to experience the harsh reality of being a woman. We had to co-exist in the process of the filming and it was a collaboration from beginning to the end. 

The main challenge wasn’t to produce a man hating film but to touch on issues and play a role reversal of women and men in film by intentionally sexualizing the male character.

Film Poster: Robert Lang said in the climate that we exist in right now in America, women's rights are being pushed to the limit

Film Poster: Robert Lang said in the climate that we exist in right now in America, women’s rights are being pushed to the limit

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This Off-the-Shoulder Sequin Top Is Perfect for New Year’s Eve — On Sale Now!

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Our closet is like a New Year’s Eve graveyard, filled with the sequined skeletons of past holiday outfits we’ve since discarded. That’s the thing about New Year’s — it often feels like a waste of money for just a few hours of fun. Rather than splurge on a sparkly dress you’ll only wear once, we recommend buying a staple piece you can style over and over again. Our top choice? This off-the-shoulder shirt that’s currently on sale from Amazon.

Adorned with sequins and available in 12 different colors, this trendy top features a flattering silhouette that complements all figures. The drapey style shows off a little skin while still covering trouble areas on arms, and the relaxed fit skims curves nicely. You can mix and match this statement shirt with a variety of bottoms, from high-waisted pants to a mini skirt. Since the options are endless, you’re getting more bang for your buck.

Read on to find out why this sequin shirt is a New Year’s Eve necessity!

Get the Anna-Kaci Women’s Short Sleeve One Shoulder Sequin Top for just $36 (originally $45) at Amazon! Please note, prices are accurate at the date of publication, December 23, 2022, but are subject to change.

The Anna-Kaci Women’s Short Sleeve One Shoulder Sequin Top is perfect for a New Year’s Eve party! The unofficial dress code of the holiday is sequins, so you’ll fit right in. Bonus: this top is surprisingly comfortable.

We also love the versatility of this sparkly shirt. As everyone else around you is freezing in frocks, you can choose to complete your ensemble with warm pants or a blazer on top. Pair this shirt with faux leather pants in the winter or shorts in the summer! Stick with a solid shade, or go all out with a multicolored or ombré option.

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Take this sparkly shirt from a holiday party to a concert! Stand out on any special occasion in this fun top that will earn you all the compliments. As one shopper said, “This shirt was perfect for attending a bling Christmas party. It fit well and shined brightly. It’s perfect for events.” Another customer gushed, “This shirt is everything! Comfy, flattering and makes this boxy girl have a waist!” And if you’re worried about this top feeling less than luxe, just read this rave review: “Many sequined tops and dresses look more like a costume to me, but this one doesn’t. I ordered for a concert but feel like it is something I will also wear on other occasions.”

On New Year’s Rockin’ Eve, rock this one-shoulder sequin shirt, on sale now at Amazon!

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‘Babylon’ stars Margot Robbie, Jean Smart fear deepfakes: ‘Year 3000 porn’

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Jean Smart and Margot Robbie aren’t so fond of advanced technology in Hollywood.

During promotion for the film “Babylon” — which documents the rise and fall of characters in 1920s Hollywood — the cast of the movie was asked what they believe will be the next big shift in Tinseltown.

In Entertainment Weekly’s “Around the Table” video series, almost all the actors who joined — including Robbie, Smart, Brad Pitt, Diego Calva, Jovan Adepo and Li Jun Li — agreed they were concerned about deepfakes.

Deepfakes use artificial intelligence to manipulate videos and replace the likeness of one person with another.

Margot Robbie and Diego Calva in “Babylon.”
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“Are they just going to take our faces, and we won’t even be going to work anymore?” Robbie, 32, said.

“So creepy,” Pitt, 59, chimed in.

Smart echoed the concern but pointed out that their likeness can be used even after they’re gone.

“Or after you’re dead, they’ll go, ‘Oh, let’s put Margot Robbie in that movie’ — a hundred years from now, having her doing God knows what. And your estate will have to sue them. It’ll be horrible, Margot,” the 71-year-old actress said.

Margot Robbie, left, and Li Jun Li in "Babylon."
Margot Robbie and Li Jun Li in “Babylon.”
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The “Hacks” star continued saying that she’s troubled by seeing Marilyn Monroe in TV commercials and Fred Astaire in Coke commercials due to the technology in Hollywood — and said she will not be OK with her likeness being used after she’s dead.

“Unless my kids are getting rich off it. Of course. In that case, then it’s all right,” Smart quipped.

But there’s one thing that is absolutely off the table for Smart’s likeness.

“I don’t want to be in a year-3000 porn,” she added.

Jean Smart in "Babylon."
Jean Smart said she will not be OK with her likeness being used after she’s dead.
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Meanwhile, some celebrities are already using deepfakes for projects.

Back in September, it was reported that an AI platform created a “digital twin” of Bruce Willis, who was diagnosed with aphasia — a brain disorder that affects his ability to communicate, which will allow him to appear on screen after his retirement from acting.

The “Die Hard” actor’s deepfake already made its debut in August 2021 when his face was “grafted” onto Konstantin Solovyov for a commercial for MegaFon, a Russian telecommunications company.

His estate has the final say on what’s created with his face.

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Erika Jayne is spotted in LA as she sports a pale blue sweatsuit and sunglasses during shopping trip

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Make-up free Erika Jayne shops for expensive Christmas gifts at luxury store Hermès in LA – amid the RHOBH star’s money woes

Erika Jayne went without makeup as she shopped in Los Angeles days before Christmas.

The fashionista was low-key as she wore a pair of oversized glossy black rectangle-shaped sunglasses. 

The 51-year-old Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star – who has been battling money woes ever since her ex husband was declared bankrupt – was dressed expensively in a pale blue Alexander Wang sweatsuit and sneakers.

Bare face: Erika Jayne went without makeup as she shopped in Los Angeles days before Christmas

The platinum blonde beauty wore her locks bone straight, styled in an undefined part as they cascaded over her shoulders.

She looked cozy in her crew neck top and matching loose-fitting sweats, which she coordinated with pale pink and blue sneakers. 

Erika carried an Hermès bag on her arm as she carried a small, bottled water with pristinely manicured hands.

She was out and about by herself as she fit in some retail therapy two days before Christmas.

Under the radar: The fashionista was low-key as she wore a pair of oversized glossy black rectangle-shaped sunglasses

Under the radar: The fashionista was low-key as she wore a pair of oversized glossy black rectangle-shaped sunglasses

Last weekend Erika got into the holiday spirit as she attended a Christmas party with friend and costar Lisa Rinna.

Both women flaunted their long, toned legs as they wore dresses to the event hosted by friend Sanela Diana Jenkins.

Jayne took to Instagram to share a snapshot from the gathering in which she and Lisa kicked their legs up.

‘This was the BEST Christmas party EVER!!!’ she wrote in the caption as the photo showed her in a luxe white fur coat.

Season's greetings: Last weekend Erika got into the holiday spirit as she attended a Christmas party with friend and costar Lisa Rinna

Season’s greetings: Last weekend Erika got into the holiday spirit as she attended a Christmas party with friend and costar Lisa Rinna

The fashion-forward socialite donned a pair of pointy-toe metallic purple heels as she sat in a chair designed to look like a sleigh.

Rinna was equally stylish in a cream blazer dress with a black satin collar and gold accoutrements set in a pattern.

She added a pair of knee-high black leather boots and carried a metallic gold clutch.

Erika finished her caption with a shoutout to Lisa as she wrote: ‘thanks for babysitting me and telling me what happened at the party.’

Looking great: The two gal pals were also spotted together earlier this month as they attended the 2022 People's Choice Awards with their Bravo TV castmates

Looking great: The two gal pals were also spotted together earlier this month as they attended the 2022 People’s Choice Awards with their Bravo TV castmates

The two gal pals were also spotted together earlier this month as they attended the 2022 People’s Choice Awards with their Bravo TV castmates. 

For her part, Erika wore a long, mock neck bodycon dress with a trendy, nude silhouette graphic design.

Rinna, who’s feuding with Kathy Hilton amid the RHOBH hiatus, donned a long black dress with a plunging neckline. 

Engaging with her 2.5 million followers on Instagram, Jayne shared photos and wrote in a caption: ‘I had fun last night.’

Hot! Erika wore a long, mock neck bodycon dress with a trendy, nude silhouette graphic design

Hot! Erika wore a long, mock neck bodycon dress with a trendy, nude silhouette graphic design

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