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German photographer Ellen von Unwerth flips the script on the “rags to riches” trope in this film she directed for the French fashion magazine Egoiste. Shot in black-and-white and starring model Coco Rocha, the short plays out like a quasi-erotic, high-fashion version of … Continued

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It’s been four years since Green Day—the Oakland trio of Billy Armstrong, Mike Dirnt and Tre Cool—released a new album. The band recently sent out a warning flare that one is on its way by releasing the first single “Bang … Continued

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Ernest Hemingway described Josephine Baker as “the most sensational woman anybody ever saw. Or ever will.” In the 1920s, Baker—who moved to Paris from the US to escape racism—used her singing, dancing and acting talents to become one of the … Continued

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To launch its new fragrance, Dylan Blue, Versace commissioned photographer Bruce Weber to shoot this short film. Mixing high fashion (a sultry Gigi Hadid) and classic masculinity (guys on motorcycles, guys boxing, wrestling, performing martial arts), the film has all … Continued

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This “video essay” titled “12 Essential Women Cinematographers” by Jake Swinney strikes a blow for movie feminism by highlighting some of the great film scenes shot by female cinematographers who—unlike their male counterparts—never get the recognition they deserve. From the work of … Continued

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In 2012, the website SHOWstudio launched a project called “Fashion Fetish,” which asked female professionals in the fashion industry to create a piece of art that examines what the phrase “fashion fetish” means to them, particularly as it relates to … Continued

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Pat and Anna Cleveland—a mother-daughter pair of models/muses—have been anointed the faces of Neiman Marcus’s “Art of Fashion” campaign celebrating the current crop of fall and winter fashions. In this behind-the-scenes video of the Clevelands’ photo shoot, mom Pat—who first earned runway … Continued

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For a 2012 campaign to promote the Giorgio Armani men’s fragrance Acqua di Gio Essenza, photographer Bruce Weber created this sensual black-and-white film featuring Canadian model Simon Nessman cascading through the ocean and ambling across a deserted beach. As usual with Weber’s work, the … Continued

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As part of the Lingerie London fashion event in 2012, Atsuko Kudo—the couture latex womenswear designer with a celebrity clientele that includes Lady Gaga, Kim Kardashian and Taylor Swift—showed off a wide array of her sexy garments. This video filmed … Continued

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The French performance art group known as U-Machine likes to focus on the interplay between humanity and technology. In this gorgeous short film from the group, a pole dancer twists and turns in front of a projected screen which reacts to … Continued

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Through July 3, the Yale University Art Gallery in New Haven, Connecticut, is celebrating the 100th anniversary of the birth of the Dada art movement with a vast and exciting exhibit of work from its collection. “In 1916 a group … Continued

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This rare video starring the legendary model Peggy Moffitt strutting around in fashions created by celebrated designer Rudi Gernreich is considered one of the first modern fashion films. Moffitt’s husband, photographer William Claxton, shot the film. Wrote Claxton of the shoot, “In 1967 Peggy and … Continued

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Experimental filmmaker Bruce Conner, who emerged from the San Francisco scene in the Beat era of the late 1950s and died in 2008, is having the first retrospective of his life’s work, “Bruce Conner: It’s All True,” which includes paintings, … Continued

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Vying to play Caleb Trask in the 1955 film adaptation of the John Steinbeck novel East of Eden, James Dean and Paul Newman go head-to-head in this audition tape. Ultimately, Dean’s preternatural cool won the day, earning him his first role in a … Continued

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“it’s not what you are that counts, it’s what they think you are.” That quote from Andy Warhol—in this captivating Museum of Modern Art video on the cross-section of “Art and Identity”—sums up his approach to capturing the “identity” of Marilyn Monroe … Continued

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Chock full of sensual delights—from gorgeous flowers to orgasmic sounds to two nuzzling scantily-clad humans—this video provides the kind of all-encompassing, full-body turn-on that no hardcore flick could ever muster.

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The first major exhibition of Rolling Stones arcana is up at London’s Saatchi Gallery through Sept. 4. Titled Exhibitionism, the show fills nine gallery spaces and includes a “guitar room” and an area dedicated to recreating the band’s “about to go on stage” … Continued

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Here’s another sensual and gorgeously shot video from German photographer Ellen von Unwerth. Working with New Zealand model Eden Bristowe on a shoot for the French magazine 7Post, Unwerth creates a James Dean-era tableau: a sexy woman seductively lounges on top of a motorcycle, flirtatiously … Continued

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Organized by the Walker Art Center in 2015, the exhibition “International Pop” looks at the development of Pop Art—the appropriation and transformation of pop culture into something exalted and profound—as not just a movement centered in New York and London, … Continued

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When Andrew Thomas Huang, an experimental filmmaker who studied Fine Art and Animation at USC, got inspired to create Solipsist as a video short, it came to him like an epiphany. “I was in my car, turning at an intersection, … Continued

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Danish teenager Lucas Helth Postma wrote and directed this moving coming-out story about 16-year-old Emilie, who was born as a girl but identifies as male. “Boy” won the Jury Prize at the 2014 Seoul International Youth Film Festival.  

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The Russian punk rockers Pussy Riot, who’ve previously used their art to speak out for women’s and LGBT rights, now have their sights aimed at the dismal state of the Russian criminal-justice system. In their video titled “Chaika”—which features shots of … Continued

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Photographer Charles Moriarty discusses his personal friendship with Amy Winehouse and provides the back story on how he captured the stunning, candid shots of the singer that he’s hoping to publish in Before Frank, a book he’s funding via a … Continued

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In July 2012, the Ritz Paris closed its doors to begin a top-to-bottom renovation that upgraded everything from the hotel’s infamous red-carpeted entryway to the quality of its water pressure. “It needed a redo, but maintaining its essence and strong identity … Continued

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In this clever compilation of movie moments, the role play ranges from matters of disguise to serious gender transitioning. Most are the former: Barbra Streisand’s character in Yentl disguises herself as a male, much as Glenn Close’s in Albert Nobbs, … Continued

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In 1962, Marilyn Monroe, one of the greatest sex symbols in Hollywood history, was at the height of her career and only months away from her death at age 36. She was mentally unstable, having been hospitalized for depression, and … Continued

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One of the perks of attending this year’s Met Gala was getting the chance to strike a pose or show off your best dance moves in the Vogue magazine “Instagram portrait studio.” After walking the red carpet into the event, glammed-up celebs … Continued

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On July 12, New York’s Met Breuer museum prepares to launch “Diane Arbus: In the Beginning,” a look at the master photographer’s early works. The show will focus on photographs Arbus took between 1956 and 1962, which have never been published or previously exhibited. … Continued

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This tribute video to Matthew McConaughey covers the long arc of his career, touching on everything from his appearances in music videos to his “Alright, Alright, Alright” performance in Dazed and Confused all the way to his Academy Award winning … Continued

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PROVOKR’s roving correspondent, Matt Elisofon, has begun a casual fun video blog, “Matt’s Excellent Adventure,” in which he becomes our eyes and ears in the world of filmed entertainment. Here is his first installment, from his visit to the 2016 … Continued

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After graduating with a fine arts degree from the University of Southern California, visual artist and film director Andrew Huang created this mesmerizing, dystopian video titled “Doll Face”—featuring a robot trying to learn human ways—that speaks to the negative impact media has … Continued

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Known for its diverse A-list clientele—including everyone from The Weeknd and Justin Bieber to Iggy Azalea and Laverne Cox—the two-story party emporium parked atop Vegas’s boutique Cromwell hotel boasts a wrap-around video wall and VIP DJs in control of a … Continued

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The Brazilian actress and Victoria’s Secret model Adriana Lima is the embodiment of itching desire in this TV ad for the new Marc Jacobs eau de parfum, Decadence. The music is the 1967 song “The Hunter Gets Captured by the … Continued

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“One of my most extreme pieces,” says Marina Abramović, a 69-year-old, Serbian-born, New York-based, internationally celebrated performance artist, “was when I really pushed my body to the limits.” That piece was Rhythm 0, which she performed over six hours, from … Continued

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The title pretty much says it all. This 54-minute, silent experimental film—which Andy Warhol directed over the course of 1963—captures couples across the sexuality spectrum engaging in a makeout session lasting 3½ minutes each. The result is a piece of … Continued

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To say that Sofia Coppola is a fan of Phoenix is a bit of an understatement: she’s married to the band’s lead singer, Thomas Mars. Sofia’s brother Roman has shot some of Phoenix’s music-videos in the past, but for the … Continued

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As a pioneer in avant-garde cinema, Jonas Mekas became known in the 1960s for using a handheld camera as his own personal journal—chronicling the people and events around him.  In this excerpt of Mekas’s To Barbara, With Love, which he dedicated to fellow filmmaker Barbara … Continued

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If you’re not familiar with the name Jean-Paul Goude, the first thing you should know is that he’s the man who took that Paper magazine cover shot of Kim Kardashian with a champagne glass perched on her derriere. Goude has … Continued

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Queen Bey’s reign now includes activewear, and of course she’s raising the altheisure bar to new heights. In this video for her Ivy Park Spring/Summer 2017 Campaign, she brings together a group of super-talented women to talk about empowerment, sisterhood and what it … Continued

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The fashion label Proenza Schouler is promoting its pre-fall collection with a video featuring eight pairs of women discussing the various joys of female relationships. Directed by fashion photographer Harley Weir, the film titled “PS I Love You (Ithigi Lithigove Yithigou)” presents the couples—including … Continued

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Watching Cher and Christina Aguilera in the movie Burlesque a few years back, you might have assumed such a world—singing, theater, live music, and stripping—didn’t really exist any more. Well, you’d be wrong. In Moscow, burlesque lives at the Le … Continued

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The pioneering video artist Nam June Paik was born in Korea in 1932, the son of a wealthy industrialist. Fleeing the Korean War, his family ended up in Japan, where Paik studied music and art, but he left for Germany, … Continued

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Some of the quotes from Marilyn Monroe in this remarkable video include: “I’d rather be a sex symbol than a symbol of something else” “We are all born sexual creatures” “It’s a pity that so many people crush this.” “Sexuality … Continued

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In 1947 Marlon Brando was a 23-year-old Broadway actor on the verge of becoming a legend. By December of that year he would appear as the boorish, violent and twisted Stanley Kowalski in Tennessee Williams’s play A Streetcar Named Desire, … Continued

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La Perla’s Fall/Winter 2017-2018 collection for New York Fashion Week literally turns luxury inside out, with a series of new designs based on their legacy of exquisite undergarments. The essence of this latest La Perla collection is the idea that beauty should be … Continued

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“As human beings, we can express our emotions to each other by many different ways,” says Jose Rico, the compiler of this swooning montage. “A glance, a touch, or a hug can express much more than words. The hugs have … Continued

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A few months after getting rave reviews for a dance he choreographed to Adele’s song, “All I Ask,” Will B. Bell has followed it up with a new ballet routine featuring the same dancers—DJ Smart and Zola Williams—to Adele’s “Love in the Dark.”  Shot by … Continued

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This 12-and-a-half minute video (above) was created by Paul Featherstone; the soundtrack contains music by the Glitch Mob. The strobe-like editing rhythm will get your heart pounding and your brain chasing the identity of each and every movie clip…  

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“Escape” is a collaboration between the eco-friendly design house Anaak and L.A.-based Italian filmmaker Georgia Tribuiani, exploring ideas behind daily ritual, the holistic benefits of water and our undeniable relationship with nature. Kelsey Gerry is the model; the music is … Continued

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Playing up the fairy-tale nature of beauty advertising, LA-based writer/director Javier Barcala crafted this lush, surreal short film—set to the dreamy music of French electronica artist Rone—as a faux commercial for a fictional perfume called “Under.” The stunning visuals drag you into a wonderland of … Continued

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A video set to music composed by David Lynch that walks you through legendary photographer Nan Goldin’s seminal work, The Ballad of Sexual Dependency. Goldin, who is also currently the focus of an exhibit at MOMA, started the Ballad as a slideshow … Continued

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Diesel’s “Make Love Not Walls” confronts the ultimate symbol of fear and separation—literally breaking down a wall with a heart-shaped hole. A collaboration between the legendary David LaChapelle and Diesel Artistic Director Nicola Formichetti, “Make Love Not Walls” celebrates diversity, differences and what happens when all … Continued

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To see her women’s and men’s fashions in a uniquely retro, pulsating light, Stella McCartney had director Philippa Price go out to the desert in Nevada, and the result is “The Uncanny Valley,” a video short. It’s a sort of … Continued

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Teyana Taylor—the singer-actress who’s best known for her scantily-clad, instantly scandalous dance routine in Kanye West’s “Fade” video—upped the ante with this freestyle rap cover of West’s song, “Champions.” Wearing nothing but some strategically placed gold body paint (and the occasional … Continued

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Louis Vuitton’s Series 6 Spring/Summer 2017 Campaign is a dreamy tribute to the spirit of Paris. Shot in and around the Île Saint-Louis in the heart of the city, Bruce Weber’s film evokes the essence of this collection, airy and adventurous, … Continued

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Multimedia artist Tony Oursler’s latest work—on view through January 8 at New York’s Museum of Modern Art—is a feature-length film titled Imponderable, which explores the blurring of lines between fantasy and reality within the wide-ranging worlds of magic, mass media, spirituality and photography. Through … Continued

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This year for Halloween, some folks experienced “Escape: Psycho Circus” on October 28 and 29 at the NOS (National Orange Show) Events Center in San Bernardino, California. There was dancing and performing on four stages and colorfully sinister atmosphere everywhere … Continued

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When directors pay homage to the art that inspires them, the world’s finest paintings get a new life on film. In “Film Meets Art” Vugar Efendi steps us through the many times iconic artworks have inspired famous films with a side-by-side comparison of great paintings and … Continued

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“Nobody made a nickel,” says director David O. Russell (The Fighter; Silver Lining Playbook) about the 18-minute fashion short, “Past Forward,” which he created for Prada’s Spring 2017 show. “We all just made it to do it. We made it … Continued

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French model Marie Piovesan stars in this fashion film celebrating Visionaire magazine’s 25th anniversary. Created by Alice Rosati and Charlie Le Mindu, the film follows Piovesan—who’s decked out in Dior by Raf Simons archive looks—into a “mysterious world of sparkles and … Continued

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To promote the opening of Westfield Stratford City, an East London urban mall, director Jake Lunt and the online studio The Viral Factory created this lovely short film, “100 Years / Style / East London.” In just 100 seconds and … Continued

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The ever-changing world of club-going—from disco to house, rap to goth, emo to trans—becomes a dance of history and a multicultural celebration in “Clubland,” a new short film directed by Mexican brothers Santiago and Mauricio Sierra, presented by i-D and … Continued

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Documentary filmmaker Chuck Workman just might be the godfather of the supercut. Before there was You Tube, Vimeo, Vine or any digital editing, he created Precious Images, a brilliant eight-minute film that features about 470 clips from movies, most of them a half-second long, … Continued

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Some folks are just born to be provocative. Visionary photographer Steven Klein and NARS Cosmetics founder and creative director François Nars are certainly among them. Klein created this video short to commemorate their collaborative line of products, NARS Steven Klein. … Continued

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Society girls and Hollywood glamour both are huge influences in the Roaring 20’s and the depression era 30’s. The power of persona is being developed whether you are a star, society “it” girl, photographer or model. Names begin to matter. … Continued

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Fashion photographer Nick Knight directed this film, titled The Seven Deadly Sins of Edward Enniful, as a tribute to the titular British fashion stylist, who hit his 25-year milestone in the business. Casting at least one top model—including Naomi Campbell, Kate Moss and … Continued

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The Burberry Fall/Winter 2017-18 Ready to Wear Collection continues this fashion label’s latest direction shift, the second Burberry see-now-buy-now coed presentation. Creative Director Christopher Bailey created this collection as a celebration of British sculptor Henry Moore, partnering with the Henry Moore … Continued

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This video is by Ruslan Pelykh, a Ukrainian-born director and film editor living in (and in the thrall of) New York. “I love the concept of dynamics in video shooting, he says, “and I always work to capture and express … Continued

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Self-described “director and adventurer” Alex Gorosh made this expertly-executed short film about his attempt to see all the art in London during the course of just one day. Spoiler alert: Gorosh does not achieve his goal, but his humorous effort—and the … Continued

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After World War II we see a breakdown in the fashion chain. French couture shuts down. American fashion comes into vogue and so does the fresh scrubbed look of the American model. Modeling agencies in the US are succeeding in … Continued

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In “The Dress,” a visionary new video (above) by Barnaby Roper, Game of Throne’s Gwendoline Christie finds herself in a dark, digitally rendered alien landscape, entangled in unearthly garments created by Dutch fashion designer Iris van Herpen. The effect is … Continued

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By the time the 60s started swinging on both sides of the pond, the youth culture had officially taken over and fashion houses focused on designing clothing for the single, fun-loving girl. Micro-mini skirts and boyish pixie cuts required a … Continued

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The creators of the video short above, “The Pearl Divers,” are the Parisian duo Stéphanie Delpon and Paul Saint Bris. They call themselves Pictoresq, and they have assembled a collection of dreamlike video “stories,” having been “inspired by the strong … Continued

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Thom Browne is a cult favorite of the fashion world. In every Thom Browne collection, classic tailoring gets reinvented with a surprising twist that elevates the entire look to something entirely new—the quintessential Thom Browne design feels like Cary Grant … Continued

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As the 80s ushered in the serious career woman, powerful Amazonian beauties that represented that image—Carol Alt, Tatjana Patitz, Claudia Schiffer, Paulina Porizkova, Iman, Cindy Crawford, Stephanie Seymour, and of the course the Trinity itself, Naomi Campbell, Christy Turlington, and … Continued

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Award-winning Australian cinematographer Dale Alexander Bremner gives a whole new cyan-magenta feel to bowling lanes in his short fashion film, “Lush Puppies.” It’s a sparkly vision of four women dressed up for a trashy night out. Indulge yourself with the … Continued

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We all know the power of a good relationship-gone-bad song. Gwen Stefani nailed it with her post-breakup song, “Used to Love You,” about husband Gavin Rossdale‘s cheatin’ ways. Adele‘s “Rolling in Deep” helped mend a lot of broken hearts. And Taylor … Continued

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As their worlds expand, models are moving beyond the runaway and magazine covers. Many, like Cameron Diaz and Halle Berry, have huge success in films, while others turn their pretty faces and business smarts into real moneymaking brands. Tyra Banks … Continued

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“Club Ark Eternal” is another stunning design-dance collaboration from KENZO, a short film directed by Partel Oliva, with original music by Lafawndah and BR-RR as well as movement direction by Ryan Heffington. At a time of cultural uncertainty, KENZO conceived … Continued

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Agent Provocateur’s “Hot Right Now” takes animal magnetism to new levels. This is the kind of girl gone wild you don’t want to mess with—or then again, maybe you do. ”No Pussy Blues,” from Nick Cave side project Grinderman provides … Continued

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There is strength in numbers and this year the powerhouse gym Equinox is partnering with The Center, New York City’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Community Center to spread the pride, and celebrate and support who we are and how … Continued

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Another skillful supercut from Plot Point Productions, “The Last Thing You See: A Final Shot Montage” edits together the very last seconds of almost one hundred iconic films. The concept is elevated even further by the way in which the clips … Continued

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Tracy + the Plastics was a band—and a performance art group of characters—created and performed by Wynne Greenwood. In 1999, Tracy + the Plastics started appearing in basements, living rooms and punk clubs in the Pacific Northwest. Greenwood assumed the … Continued

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This remarkable 2016 Movie Tribute assembles the most memorable onscreen moments from the past year into one masterful movie mashup. Editor Max Sishkin has created a seamless collection of cuts that include an unbelievable 136 individual movie scenes. If you look … Continued

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Chances are, you’ve seen a few dance move supercuts in your wanderings through the web. But you haven’t seen one like this one before. Dance Compilation, edited by Agata Schultz, is literally a cut above the rest. For this dance montage, Shultz has assembled scenes … Continued

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Originally released in 2015, Chromatics’ single, “Shadow,” is revived for the recent rebirth of creator David Lynch’s series, Twin Peaks: The Return, currently airing on Sundays on Showtime. The dreamy, seductive, synth-heavy song, performed by Chromatics members Ruth Radelet, Adam Miller, Nat … Continued

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Some film critics may dismiss action-packed superhero movies as a recent and hopefully passing fad,  but we’ve got news for you: superheroes are more popular than ever, and film-lover Clara Darko created this video montage to prove it. A professional editor, Darko put together this epic … Continued

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In Gravity, Belgian filmmaker Nicolas Provost has cleverly edited together classic cinematic kisses with a series of interlocking strobe flashes, causing them to blend into one hypnotic extended kiss. The first and essential sequence is the climactic kiss between James Stewart and Kim Novak … Continued

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Lips & Sex is more like it: Lips & Boys is a collection of 50 clutch-sized lip colors, named after the men in Tom Ford’s life. Ford says he loves the juxtaposition of masculine and feminine. “Obviously, I’m not expecting … Continued

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Carla Darko’s kickass montage, Femmes Fatale (Bad is Better) presents the best of the bad ladies from the movies—scenes from over seventy individual films, in fact. Darko has assembled an impressive lineup of feisty ladies, but not just any femme fatale made the … Continued

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French photographer Dani Olivier experimented with projecting various light patterns onto nude models, photographing and videotaping them as they move their bodies. As Olivier makes clear on his website, the models “do not wear enhancing accessories,” “their make-up is minimal,” … Continued

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Grace Jones. The name alone conjures up evocative, seductive images of the striking, Jamaican-born Glamazon with gleaming white teeth and cheekbones sharp enough to “cut a bitch.” For over thirty years, the androgynous Miss Jones has been captivating audiences with … Continued

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More than the exquisite angles of her face, those hypnotic blue eyes and her lust-worthy body, it’s Delevingne’s seductively playful persona that has made her a supermodel on the catwalk, a social media phenomenon (she’s got 27.3 million Instagram followers) … Continued

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ELO Films is a young production company started by Logan George and Celine Held, two actors/writers/directors and movie-making activists. Their mission statement, “We believe in film as a platform for social change,” shapes the types of movies they are making: thoughtful … Continued

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Back by popular demand, PROVOKR Productions is proud to present its picks for the sexiest lesbian lovers in cinema history. There’s Abby & Sam in Concussion (2013), the scandalous young Franks Adele and Emma in Blue is the Warmest Color (2013), and ultra-jocks Chris … Continued

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Return to the days where backseat fumblings were all you had. When a lack of space and parental understanding failed to keep your passions at bay. With PROVOKR PRODUCTIONS‘ Sexiest Scenes in Cars, we invite you to return to Lovers Lane and … Continued

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Inspired by Gabrielle Chanel aka Coco, the founder of the House of Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld has designed Gabrielle, a young, sassy, elegant and trés versatile bag that can be worn many different ways, even—horreur—as a fanny pack. In honor of … Continued

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Days before Paris Fashion Week starts on September 26th, the fashion house of Yves Saint Laurent releases an experimental short by director-on-the rise, Joshua Gordon featuring YSL’s AW17 line. Shot in black & white against a stark, urban background, a young … Continued

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Take a touch of steampunk, a bit of Fritz Lang’s Metropolis, the swagger of Jean Genet’s shirtless sailors and the corseted, red-lipped model Daphne Groeneveld, and you have “Welcome to the Factory,” Jean Paul Gaultier’s new ad for his fragrances … Continued

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Say what you will about Hugh Hefner, the controversial creator, publisher, and editor of Playboy magazine who passed away last week, but the man had good taste. He created and lived the playboy lifestyle (or what we think of now as the … Continued

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If you don’t have time to rewatch Season 6—or if you’re one of the few who has never seen Game of Thrones—the brilliant editor and passionate film lover, Clara Darko has you covered. Here, she compiles a thoughtful medley of … Continued

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During the casting phase for The Godfather, Robert De Niro did his best to land the role of Sonny Corleone. The bad news: this screen test didn’t quite cut it and De Niro was denied the part. The good news? De … Continued

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In this new behind the scenes film footage of a cover shoot for British GQ, the stunning Cara Delevingne transforms herself into sexy spacecase Barbarella, the iconic role made famous almost 50 years ago by Jane Fonda. Wearing a variety … Continued

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Looking for the perfect gift for your boo or bae this holiday season? Look no further then the ridiculously sexy 2018 VMAN Calendar. Shot by fashion photographer extraordinaire, Bruce Weber, the limited edition book features 48 pages of testosterone-fueled models … Continued

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Adwoa Aboah is much more than just a pretty face. Yes, she’s gorgeous. She’s an unforgettable new phenomenon in modeling, currently fronting Calvin Klein’s Spring/Summer campaign alongside FKA Twigs and Kendall Jenner, and has represented Alexander Wang, Kenzo and Fenty Puma by … Continued

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“Are you a handsome boy or a beautiful girl?” That’s an actual question that Ruby Rose was asked by a stranger when she was just a youngin. At the time, she wanted to answer that she was a handsome boy. Although … Continued

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The mysterious art rock singer/songwriter and guitar virtuoso St. Vincent née Annie Clark, released a glorious music video for her single, “New York,” presumed to be included on her highly anticipated fifth album. Co-produced by the ubiquitous and in-demand producer Jack … Continued

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In the words of Crash Davis in that remarkably verbose-yet-sexy movie, Bull Durham, we “believe in long, slow, deep, soft, wet kisses that last three days.” Oh my. Clara Darko, film lover and editor-extraordinare, must feel the same way. Here, she’s created … Continued

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One of our favorite videos of the summer is Charli XCX‘s rosy-tinged Boys, featuring 60 of the hottest guys doing the cutest guy stuff imaginable. Since we clearly can’t get enough of this poppy ode to dudes, we’re particularly thrilled to … Continued

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“Kiss Me You Fool” is an amazing collection of some of cinema’s very best movie kisses, each intimate scene skillfully pieced together into one supercut of loving moments. “Kiss Me You Fool”  starts out with that unforgettable line (and kiss) from Gone with the … Continued

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The songwriting duo of Julia Michaels and Justin Tranter have composed some of the biggest pop hits in recent memory, working with artists from Gwen Stefani and Justin Bieber to DNCE and Britney Spears. While Tranter had already made a … Continued

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The incomparable film editor, Clara Darko, take us into the deep with her compilation of beautiful, scary, serene, and at times violent scenes from 100 films, all shot beneath a cool, blue, watery surface. Along with the beats of the … Continued

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Written and directed by KRISTEN STEWART for the powerful short film that is elegant and magnificent in its visual storytelling yet painful and haunting in its words and both drive us to become mesmerized by a young man’s birthday and … Continued

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Directed by Anthony Vaccarello and Nathalie Cangullhem,  this short video for YSL starring “it girls” Mica Argañaraz and Charlotte Gainsbourg dancing in a sensuous tunnel of pulsating light is titillating in every sense as we feel the sexual tension between … Continued

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Nick Knight is the master of sexy fashion videos and should never stop making these incredible assaults on our senses. The luxury streetwear label’s designer Mathew Williams and Nick Knight take us on a thrilling night ride through London on … Continued

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It’s a sad but undeniable fact of life that the biggest rock and roll icons sell out every now and then. Elvis joined the army, Cream recorded a radio advertisement for Falstaff beer, and Led Zeppelin’s “Rock and Roll” was … Continued

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Have you ever wondered how a great record is made? In Valentine, director Paul Thomas Anderson (There Will Be Blood) lets us take a peek behind the curtain to see how the band Haim creates the gorgeous ballads they’re most famous for. Sisters Este, Danielle, and Alana … Continued

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Clara Darko, PROVOKR‘s favorite editor, slices together a sick, slick compilation of frightening films filled with aliens, monsters, and other unrecognizable forms of fear. Set to Alice Cooper‘s “Feed My Frankenstein,” this is one movie you don’t want to watch … Continued

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A man after our own hearts, actor and Stranger Things star, Charlie Heaton is a 23-year-old British actor with the artistic soul of a gritty New Yorker. A few years ago, he moved to the naked city with just a … Continued

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Sit back, relax, and enjoy photographer Peter Lindbergh’s meditative short featuring the candid, thoughtful, furtive glances of our most talented and famous. Shot in rich, oh-so moody black & white, the footage was captured during breaks between Lindbergh’s shoot for … Continued

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Jil Sander Creative Designers, Lucie and Luke Meier, have done the, until now, unimaginable and hired auteur director Wim Wenders to create a short film for their Spring/Summer 2018 ad campaign. This is a first for the 72-year-old Wenders, although … Continued

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Nestled in between Yellowstone Park and Big Sky, under the majestic Rocky Mountains, sits the famous 9 Quarter Circle Ranch, a dude ranch outside of Bozeman, Montana, that offers authentic cowboy experiences to visitors from around the world. Run by … Continued

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We adore the song “Naked” by the incredibly talented British R&B singer, Ella Mai. She breaks it down perfectly on what she needs to feel loved, sexy, and most importantly, safe with her man. Good rules to live by, right? Hit play on … Continued

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In this vital BBC documentary, Growing Up Gay, lead singer of the British band Years and Years and queer icon Olly Alexander discusses his journey from a vulnerable, depressed teen to his place in the gay community as an outspoken … Continued

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The first thing you might ask when you hear that 25-year-old Demi Lovato has made a second revealing documentary about her personal issues—her first came out when she was 18—is, what does someone so young have to tell us about life…twice? Turns out, … Continued

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Whether it’s an original short film, rich black & white footage for a sensuous scent advertisement, or a high-tech motorcycle shoot for a new fashion line, video is the sexiest way to get a message to an audience. PROVOKR has picked the … Continued

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Clearly inspired by the futuristic British series, Black Mirror, director Nathalie Canguilhem (who last season shot YSL muse Charlotte Gainsbourg strutting beautifully in a parking lot), captures the dark and sexy side of Tokyo. Argentinian model Mica Arganaraz (another favorite of Saint Laurent Creative … Continued

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This colorful short film, Resistance: Rio’s Different Face of Fashion, delves deep into the slums of one of the world’s most beautiful cities and profiles a modeling agency that specializes in finding unique models living in the favela (Portuguese for slum). Started 15 … Continued

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With a new album called Low in High School from Steven Patrick Morrissey, simply known as Morrissey, coming out in November, the former lead singer of The Smiths releases a new music video for its lead single “Spent the Day … Continued

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Since 2002, the indie rock band OK Go has been producing quirky, foot-tapping songs that’s earned a ton of well-deserved play on alterna-rock radio stations around the country. But what’s really put lead singer Damian Kulash, bassist Tim Nordwin, guitarist … Continued

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It’s the final countdown in the PROVOKR Awards and time for us to reveal the top five artists of 2017. The ones who created the most awe-inspiring work of the year. From music to television to film to art, these … Continued

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Viral YouTube and Instagram stars are everywhere, from vloggers to streamers to would-be models whose looks are eerily altered by judicious use of filters and digital enhancements. At first glance, Poppy is another in a long line of empty beauties, … Continued

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A meditative piece about loss—of mind, heart, soul—is the subject of the debut short film by actor Kristen Stewart. Come Swim opens as we watch a young man (Josh Kaye) come to the surface of appears to be a watery … Continued

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Siberian-born, New York-based designer Maria Kazakova has barely graduated from Parsons with her degree in Fashion Design & Society, but she’s already causing an uproar in the fashion world. Her streetwear-meets-sportswear line, JAHNKOY, is so modern—you can imagine an Olympic … Continued

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It was a meeting of two great, creative minds: photographer extraordinaire, Ellen von Unwerth and the incomparably sexy Jennifer Lopez creating art in the name of love. During the photoshoot for the Las Vegas cover story of Paper Magazine, the two conspired to … Continued

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You know that old joke about fortune cookies? The one where, no matter what the fortune reads, it always sounds sexy when you add, “in bed” at the end. “You will have great luck with a new job prospect…” “…in … Continued

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Followers of the indie scene know Crystal Moselle well; the director made waves with her debut documentary, The Wolfpack, a documentary about the Angulo siblings. This unique group of young people spent their lives trapped inside family’s New York City … Continued

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The movie may have been a flop at the box office, but Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets did produce one helluva showstopper with this surreal striptease by singer Rihanna. The gorgeous actress plays Bubble, a sexy dancer doing a Cabaret-like performance that … Continued

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Perhaps you’re familiar with Konstantin Stanislavski, perhaps not. But we can guarantee that you’ve seen some of the most intense, award-winning performances on stage and screen because of him. A Russian actor, director, and theater producer, Stanislavski created what is … Continued

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Celebrated Nigerian writer Akwaeke Emezi has been making video art since 2014. With the release of her spectacular autobiographical debut novel, Freshwater, there is no doubt she will be receiving much-deserved attention for her gorgeous black and white video shorts as … Continued

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If there’s a definitive sex symbol for all time, it’s Madonna. When it comes to raw talent, effortless charisma, and unadulterated beauty, nobody even comes close. The Queen of Pop is pushing sixty years old and she’s still easily out-classing … Continued

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David Hockney is no stranger to film or photography. Whether posing for it or wielding it, the camera has long been the artist’s ally. From his rise to fame in the swinging scene of London in the 1960s, Hockney embraced … Continued

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Daphne Guinness is best known for being the wealthy heiress to the Guinness fortune, but the fifty-year-old socialite is also known for dabbling in the worlds of fashion designing, art collecting, and philanthropy. Her latest hobby is music. Her debut … Continued

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Currently on view at the Pérez Art Museum Miami is the first mid-career survey of the video artist Dara Friedman. Entitled Perfect Stranger and organized by PAMM’s René Morales, the mere sixteen works on display are remarkable in their breadth … Continued

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Originally published across twelve issues between 1986 and 1987, Alan Moore‘s Watchmen is widely regarded as one of the greatest and most important works of 20th century fiction (and was cited as such by mainstream publications as varied as Time … Continued

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In 1982, the country of Arstotzka is easing into a tentative peace with its neighbor, Kolechia. After six long years of war, the open conflict is over, but tensions between the two nations have not eased, especially from the point … Continued

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Andy Warhol was never what one would consider a “mainstream artist,” though he is easily one of the most popular avant-garde creators of his era, and, indeed, of all time. Warhol was a cultural icon, and the personification of New … Continued

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American pop music may be dominated by scantily-dressed vixens with killer dance moves and millions of Twitter followers, but there’s still plenty of room for psychedelic rock and roll groups like Beach House. A unique cross-section of Jimi Hendrix, Jack … Continued

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If Tom Ford has one mantra when it comes to makeup, it’s “Beauty Knows No Gender.” When the prolific fashion designer created his original lipstick line “Lips and Boys” four years ago, he caused a serious stir in the trend-obsessed … Continued

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Drake‘s certainly come a long way; the erstwhile star of Canada’s Degrassi has made a name for himself as one of the biggest pop stars working today. His latest music video, “God’s Plan,” is a beautiful piece of viral video … Continued

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These days, any conversation about Gone with the Wind inevitably devolves into a debate as to whether the film is racist, or if it glamorizes the horrors of slavery by portraying the white lead characters as glamorous, noble, and even … Continued

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Before Miami Vice, all TV was Dragnet. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, and Dragnet is a classic series, but, for decades, TV dramas were flat, dry, emotionless, and, like Joe Friday himself, focused on “Just the facts, ma’am.” Then, … Continued

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The color red can mean many different things. It signifies danger and claustrophobia, but also intimacy and romantic tension. This editing compilation from Jacob T. Swinney showcases a variety of films which make excellent use of that deep red light. … Continued

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What if Black Swan was set in the world of synchronized swimming? The result is Breathless, a short film written and directed by Oleksii Sobolev. This provocative short is evocative of that seminal work from Darren Aronofsky, combining beautiful performers … Continued

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What more can be said about Bob Dylan? To call him the voice of a generation would be a colossal understatement. His music has influenced listeners for over fifty years, and will continue to have a profound impact on generations … Continued

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Without a doubt, Elvis Presley is one of the most legendary musical icons of all time. A singer without equal, his talent turned Rock and Roll from a taboo niche to a mainstream phenomenon. Discussions of Elvis inevitably descend into … Continued

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An alluring combination of sci-fi inspired themes that bring to mind the likes of Netflix hit Black Mirror and a gripping tale about the desperate search for human connection, Nicole Dorsey’s short film follows the life of Arlo, a young … Continued

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Majestic beaches, unbelievably beautiful people (i.e. Chris Hemsworth and Margot Robbie), and a seemingly endless stream of good music all highlight some of the best things that Australia has to offer. Australian indie band Northeast Party House is no exception. … Continued

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Starring British freediving record holder, Michael Board, Nova Amor’s latest music video for his song “Birthplace” creates an atmospheric piece of art that is only enhanced by the positive environmental message that it sends out. Through stunning shots of a … Continued

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There’s something about the cross section of sexy Calvin Klein models, blue collar physical labor, and Jane’s Addiction that gets us all worked up. This classic Calvin Klein piece is directed by Ricky Saiz, a fashion designer (Supreme) and filimmaker … Continued

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At first glance, the music video for Russian Rock band Leningrad’s song “Kolshik” might seem too graphic, but the incredibly creative shots and film style got us hooked on this Soviet gem immediately. As if the story of a chaotic … Continued

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Fresh off a performance in Ocean’s Eight and an Emmy nomination for her role in American Horror Story: Cult, Hollywood star and Golden Globe-winning actor Sarah Paulson joins the likes of Stranger Things, Glow, Black Mirror and many others in their … Continued

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There are many things that could be said about Fort Worth native Leon Bridges. Dull, unimaginative, and uncool are none of these things. We first opened our ears to the groovy and soulful sounds of Bridges back in 2015 with … Continued

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If you’re in the market for a relaxing tune that exudes warmth and positivity, LA based artists Dre’es and Mia have got you covered. While the music video for their newest single “Warm” has only 17,000 views on Youtube, there … Continued

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Like something out of the San Junipero episode of Black Mirror, 5 Seconds of Summer’s new music video for their single “Youngblood” explores the themes of love and death in a refreshing way. From the opening scene we see an old … Continued

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The beauty of secrets lies in their layers, and they’re all yours to give away. Secrets invented the trench coat, the thigh-high boot, the chest binder, the flask, and countless other priceless tokens of a society trying to keep its … Continued

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The mainstream media can often portray a misleading representation of transgender individuals and crossdressers. Outlets like newspapers, magazines, TV, and the music industry tend to refuse to acknowledge their existence. Whether you identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender, you … Continued

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A chilling but beautiful vignette, Alex Bohr’s short film Hope presents a fusion of courage and pride against the backdrop of the heart-wrenching assassination of Harvey Milk in 1978. The first openly gay elected official in the history of California, … Continued

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Like a concoction of a cerebral Christopher Nolan film, the stream of numbers and letters from the hacking scene of The Matrix, and an epileptic worst nightmare, the music video for American icon Iggy Pop and British electronic duo Underworld’s … Continued

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Kurt Vile’s dreamy nine-plus-minute video for his new single “Bassackwards” is quite the lesson in duality. Fresh off his new album Bottle It In, his first since 2015’s b’lieve i’m goin down, “Backasswards” is a languid, meandering journey of a … Continued

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Why have a repeat of last year’s nice, wholesome, family-filled Christmas celebrations when you can make this year’s shenanigans (or Christmas movie list) just a little naughtier? Movie montage extraordinaire Clara Darko is at it again with her montage of … Continued

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Warning: SPOILERS AHEAD (we’ve secretly always wanted to type that). Split is the best M. Night Shyamalan film in recent memory. The story is focused on three girls who are kidnapped in broad daylight by a man named Kevin with Dissociative … Continued

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To call Low’s new album Double Negative weird would be putting it lightly. It would also be doing it a huge disservice. Founded by married couple Alan Sparhawk and Mimi Parker in 1993, Low is known for slow tempos and minimalist … Continued

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Start shinning your armor and sharpen your swords because winter is here. Yes, the final episodes of Game of Thrones are nearly upon us, and  HBO‘s President of Programing, Casey Bloys, has announced that Season 8 would be the series finale, launching … Continued

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Talk about doing more with less! Rusian Pelykh, a New York City based photographer and videographer, has been turning out mind-blowing content with a Leica D-Lux 6 camera. Long story short, it’s a 10 megapixel, $600 point & shoot that … Continued

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Put Your Head on my Shoulder is the new, provocative short fashion film created for British Vogue. Shot and directed by Britt Lloyd, the photographer-turned-filmmaker takes us through a sensuous night as model Raquel Zimmermann embarks on an intimate exploration of her own body. … Continued

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“Put Your Head on my Shoulder “by Nick Knight, Britt Lloyd, and Kate Moss takes us through a sensuous night of fashion as model Raquel Zimmermann embarks on an intimate exploration of her own body. Nick and his team do … Continued

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Clara Darko wins hands down. The brilliant Editor form Spain continues to amaze and thrill us. Check out her youtube channel now.  From movie kisses to movie bad girls and superheroes she is unchallenged in her ability to entertain, her devotion … Continued

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The Most Vicious Cycle is a disturbing yet poetic message on the continuing school shootings. Kesha and her younger brother Sage teamed up with March for Our Lives activists to get people to vote this past November for change and … Continued

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When we heard The Hadids had done a NY Fashion Week meets Beetlejuice as a short film we could not wait. It doesn’t disappoint and shows highlights of Fashion Week at the same time. All 3 siblings and their Mom … Continued

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Blonde powerhouse Chloë Sevigny has conquered the big screen and the catwalk time and time again but now the American “It girl” is dominating behind the scenes as a filmmaker as well. You may know the icon for her contributing … Continued

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Everyone brace yourselves. Robyn. Is. Back. We’ve recently been given a taste of her first single from her first solo album in EIGHT YEARS. Not that she’s been completely gone for almost a decade, per se. She’s actually been quite busy. … Continued

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Filmmaker William Strobeck is back with a new skate video to supplement Supreme and Thrasher magazine’s latest collaboration. The video is called Sickness, but the feats achieved by the talent in this video will have you feeling anything but. Supreme, … Continued

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I never knew I needed a Shawn Mendes remake of the 2003 film Lost in Translation, but apparently I absolutely do. His new song, “Lost in Japan,” is a quite the catchy little number, with funky strings and driving bass, that … Continued

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With underwear like these, you might actually find someone out there to kiss your ass. These sexy skivvies are the latest result of Raf Simons of Calvin Klein and the Warhol Foundation’s collaboration, which was announced last year. The output … Continued

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PROVOKR presents a portfolio of the starting, touching and inspiring images from the film. Spike Lee has returned for the third time to helming a protest song’s vital short film. Lightening strike in threes. Spike had been asked by Michael … Continued

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Get ready, kids! Vimeo’s best videos of 2018 are here, and lucky for you, they’ve made a palatable compilation video for you to see who and what they’ve chosen. Yes, most of you are aware of Vimeo (it’s an anagram … Continued

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The Image Book, an avant garde film by Jean Luc Godard, is a dark, mesmerizing trip. The film premiered at Cannes last year and was awarded the first, ever Special Palme d’Or. The Image Book opens in New York City … Continued

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Vimeo is a wonderful world and you could get lost and entertained on the channel for hours. One of the first videos of 2019 is a fast cutting FX winter wonderland of chairs slipping on ice, a snowy pine forest … Continued

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The song and film were created as an artistic response to the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. It was designed to inspire young voters to vote in the midterm elections. McCann + Mill + the students from Marjory Stoneman … Continued

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Don’t worry, kids! Season 3 of Netflix’s (and originally Sky Deutschland’s) amazing show “Babylon Berlin” is premiering early next year, with production already having begun this fall. Since we all love a little appetizer action, check out the new visual … Continued

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The Stray Bird’s Maya de Vitry, striking out on her own to write and record her debut album Adaptations, has delivered a sublime stop-motion video for the track, My Body is a Letter. The video is an astonishing collaboration with … Continued

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Clara Darko did brilliant editing work on this one using David Bowie’s Putting out the Fire and the film Inglorious Bastards. Specifically she chose Quentin Tarantino‘s combustible scene of mayhem and murder at the theater and the aftermath. Clara Darko … Continued

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This wild, futuristic blender of a video ride, “Fukk Sleep” was a complete collaboration between A$AP Rocky, AKA Twigs and the director Diana Kunst. “The idea was originally that they live with their eyes open,” says the director. “If they … Continued

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“Ru Paul’s Drag Race” fans rejoice! We’ve just been given an early Christmas present in the form of a new video featuring several of the show’s stars doing an epic cover of Dolly Parton’s mega-hit “Jolene.” For the new Netflix … Continued

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Mucia Prada is an ever bright creative force of nature. We love her dive into film and we were missing a new PRADA short film so much we put together a story on our very favorite PRADA films. She has … Continued

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This is America – Childish Gambino and Director Hiro Murai worked tirelessly to reveal the nightmares hidden under America’s beds. It is loaded with images of haunting oppression of black people and gun violence. It is filled with real references … Continued

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Nick Knight is a fashion name you should know. But even if you don’t know him by name, you almost certainly have seen his directing work. Back in 2001, he directed his first music video ever – the controversial “Pagan … Continued

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With his first Oscar for Skin, Israeli director Guy Nativv and his producing partner and wife, Jaimie Ray Newman are planning a release of their similarly themed feature version. “We have a baby Skin and now we have a feature Skin,” the … Continued

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Clara Darko, our favorite video editor and movie montage master, has conjured up a beautiful execution of a small and touching idea into the sweetest romantic ode to bromances that are bound with sexual overtures. The filmmaker said, “A very … Continued

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Jonas Mekas, born in Lithuania in 1922, invented the diary form of avant-garde film and was a vigilant protector of true independent filmmaking. He opposed,”the insincerity, the pose and the business way of life that seeps through Hollywood films.” We … Continued

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Words Matter, Coach‘s new short film directed by Spike Lee starring Michael B. Jordan, is a great lesson in the social consciousness marketing movement of brands. First you feast your eyes on Michael B. Jordan dressed in all black Coach motorcycle … Continued

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Zal Batmangilij, the amazing writer and director of the returning series The OA, directed this very cinematic short film for Vince. He used Hollywood’s sultry nightscape and the sounds and imagery of the Paramour estate, to deliver a perfect look … Continued

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