27th Los Angeles Gay And Lesbian Film Festival’s Opening Night

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Christina Ricci

What has become of her? I’ve always thought she had the chops to be an A-List actress, and for awhile (2000-2001), she was doing some impressive cutting-edge work (Opposite of Sex, Buffalo 66). Why has she fizzled out after Monster (2006)?

She really can’t act. I was infatuated with her look and persona around the turn of the millennium, but the more projects I caught her in the more I realized she was not very compelling onscreen. Physically, I still find her striking and still have remnants of a crush on her, so I tried to get through a few eps of PanAm and it was just tedious. I think she’s actually gotten worse as an actress.

PanAm was a bad show, but not because of Christina.

She’s not a big star and will never become a big star because A list directors, producers and actors don’t want to fuck her.

PanAm was a bad show and Ricci did not help matters. I did not mean to imply that she made it bad, just that her bad acting was quite noticeable.

I agree with R2. She was in a lot of good films in the late 90s/early 2000s, but she always comes across very stiff and self-conscious in everything that I’ve seen her in. She’s really not among the best of her generation.

She’s barely five feet tall. She was chubby early in her career but has lost a lot of weight over the years.

R10 – She and Lisa Kudrow were amazing in The Opposite of Sex.

She was mostly a good child/young adult actor whose schtick doesn’t translate well to more mature roles. Still, she was perfect (or perfect enough) in Ice Storm, Opposite of Sex, Mermaids, Addams Family & possibly Buffalo 66.

She looks like she has a really painful eating disorder though. Maybe that sucks up most of her energy. She seems to starve herself so her round head doesn’t look so round.

Isn’t she a huge stoner? I remember seeing her in that Jon Favreau dinner show and she was so obviously wasted. And she was dating that hugely annoying asshole actor–Adam Goldberg–right?

She pulled a Julia Roberts and got involved with a crew member with a long term girlfriend. I think she’s engaged to the guy now. She must like guys who tower over her – all of her boyfriends have been much taller than her.

The worst one-note actress in Hollywood. I’m surprised she continues to get work, paltry as it is.

It’s her pie face that has kept her from superstardom, not lack of talent.

She was in that weird movie with Samuel L Jackson: Black Snake Mambo. She played a sex-crazed woman that couldn’t control her sexuality. So the SLJ character kidnaps her and chains her inside his house and domesticated her.

She looks OK on the Huff Post photo: the fringe bang helps to hide her fivehead.

Didn’t I read that she had surgery to reduce them to a more reasonable size?

Even with all the tit work done, she still has a pie face and that doesn’t show up well on a camera. Next…

R25, not sure if she actually had surgery. She lost a lot of weight and that can lead to boob shrinkage.

She was pretty good as the clingy babydyke girlfriend in „Monster“, but was outshone by Charlize in every scene they were in together. I remember she had a falling out with the legend-in-his-own-mind Vincent Gallo over something about „Buffalo 66“.

She has anew film coming out where she plays a white teacher in Sydney who tried to help wayward Aborigine kids.

R29 – Being outshone by Charlize in the movie made for Charlize is no discredit to Christina’s talent.

she was good last year on The Good Wife. she played a Chelsea Hander-esque talk show hostess in an episode.

I know CDAN isn’t reliable, but he posted a BI about an actress who was on her way to being A-list that had her career collapse as he confronted her history of abuse.

She’s developed into quite the fashionista. Her red carpet style is consistently good.

Her performance in „Monster“ is one of the worst ever.

I agree with R37 and other posters about her work in MONSTER. It was shocking how inept she was because she has given some great performances before. I forgot who described her this way but a critic once said that she looked like the love child of Bette Davis and Peter Lorre. I think that’s a compliment.

She was fine in „Monster‘. The character had to be appealing enough for Aileen to go to the extremes for, and Ricci nailed it.

But she has an offbeat look. Probably as good as whatever director is at the helm.

I disagree, R32, I thought she was awful on TGW. She was in way over her head and I gather she was very unhappy working on that set.

I still think she’d be great as a former Romanian gymnast because that’s exactly what she looks like.

I disliked every character I’ve seen Christina Ricci play. Ricci has a knack of being annoying to hateful in any role.

She did a Chanel campaign in Vogue (B/W photos) decked out from head to toe in classic Chanel, cheek bones and large doe eyes popping. Gorgeous. (Though, I think it was during her eating disorder phase.)

R43 Her likeability is not an issue unless she is playing a lead protagonist. She’s only ever had a few big heroine parts, anyhow (only Kat in ‚Casper‘, Trixie in ‚Speed Racer‘ and ‚Penelope‘ spring to mind), so I guess she isn’t doing too badly. Someone has got to play those roles, she’s got her niche.

She mostly plays antagonistic ladies over the edge, snarky deadpan sidekicks (as ‚Prozac‘), and hench girls or younger siblings (such as Wednesday).

You’re right, r44. The only time I found Ricci likeable was in Pumpkin. In every other role she’s annoying.

OMG! I just saw two of her TERRIBLE films on streaming Netflix!

The worst one was PUMPKIN, about a sorority chick who falls in love with a retarded boy after ONE DATE! Her handsome, athletic Ken boyfriend drives off a cliff in one of those „stock footage“ type things (with a CASTLE on the side of the road—and this is supposed to be Mulholland Drive in Hollywood. The car BURSTS into flames, careens down a 500 ft cliff, and the next scene has the Ken boyfriend without a scratch in a hospital bed, hair perfectly combed!

The other one was CURSED, about siblings attacked by a werewolf—total fucking rubbish! I recommend you get stoned and watch both of these streaming films

She was so good n The Opposite of Sex and quite good in The Ice Storm.

Nothing wrong with the premise in ‚Pumpkin,‘ R48, in that I fell in love with a ‚retarded boy‘ (albeit a socially retarded one) after one date and ended up marrying him.

I saw ‚Buffalo ’66‘, yesterday. Overrated, but it was amusing in a way…

[quote] She mostly plays antagonistic ladies over the edge, snarky deadpan sidekicks (as ‚Prozac‘), and henchgirls or younger siblings.

She recently featured as the damaged superheroine/villain ‚Terra’/Tara Markov in the new DCAU movie TEEN TITANS: THE JUDAS CONTRACT. This role is all of the aforementioned. Terra is fundamentally a lonely girl, a victim of continual rejection who trusts no-one. After years of trouble integrating into society she develops a nasty temper, a taste for vicious assault, and chronic backstabbing disorder. Terra even resembles Ricci, somewhat; the character is famous for a cherubic, ‚cute‘ appearance (belying her personality) and round facial features.

Terra spies on the Titans who take her in off the street and adopt her as a teammate & kid sister of sorts. She then sells their secrets to a much-older mercantile assassin who she ends up trying to bed and working as a sidekick for. She is legendary among comic-book fans as one of the first truly & deeply cruel, angry, female supervillains, who is dangerous for the sole reason that she doesn’t care for others.

Ricci plays her well, and it’s great to see a voice-actor so well-matched to the character they voice, for once.

She was great in 2006’s Black Snake Moan. I think she’s a fine actress, but she might be hitting some age and height-related speed bumps career-wise. I caught her on the Graham Norton show a month or two ago, and was underwhelmed, but I’m a fan of her work and have always found her appealing

NOW & THEN would’ve been an even better movie if they’d had the guts to make Ricci/O’Donnell’s character lesbian as in the original script.

She is an awful actress. My bar is very low for bad acting, I don’t usually notice it, but she stands out for being especially bad. Her career was based on Wednesday Addams and her weird oook.

She was delightful and excellently cast as Shelley, the aggressively workaholic girlfriend of the titular hero in John Waters‘ PECKER.

The role is remarkable also as the sole time a female lead cast opposite Edward Furlong ever had truly plausible chemistry with him.

I have no opinion of her either way – I don’t seek out her movies nor do I avoid them. The only CR movie that I’ve sat through is The Addams Family when it came out. Anyway, I decided to check out „Zelda“ on Amazon – not because of Christina but more that I was curious about her character, F. Scott Fitzgerald and the era. She wasn’t horrible but she didn’t draw me in either. The movie itself was too low key to „grab“ me and I bailed about halfway through. Someone must have been impressed though, because I read that the Zelda series will have another season.

Because of her oddball looks she always had oddball roles. If you start out in the Addams Family movies you have to know that your movie roles are going to be limited. She’s kind of too weird.

I thought she seemed positively brain damaged in „Pumpkin“. It was a disaster in general, though.

The squeaky girly voice doesn’t help matters. And any attempts to weep (see „Monster“) come across as fake. See Anna Kendrick for a similar problem.

She’s an off brand Winona Ryder. Except Ryder is much prettier and a better actress. As an adult, Ricci has the Ryder weird without the Ryder hot. Had a crush on Ricci when we both were kids, though (I’m a lesbian, a bit younger than her).

The Lawn-Guyland accents of Ricci and Gaby Hoffman were the third-best part of 200 CIGARETTES, behind show-stealing Martha Plimpton and the sublime hot-mess-ness Courtney Love-Cobain.

She was notably, horrifically bad in that horrifically bad final season of Ally McBeal, managing to out-tic even the uber-twitchy Calista Flockhart. And her teeth were fascinatingly ..

That was surprising to me, because I loved her in The Opposite of Sex.

That „200 Cigarettes“ clip is a great way to use her. She looks assured there, accent and all (or maybe it gave her something to hide behind). And Gaby was and is always a great actor so maybe that helped.

One of the very rare movies directed by someone who you’d think might be good with actors and maybe was in this case — a Casting Director.

All she needs are good projects and direction, so true.

i worked with her a long time ago. Was shocked to find her so tiny. When I saw the film, she looked voluptuous- I’ve observed the thinner the actress gets, the more successful she becomes (also the hair gets straighter).

She has almost a photographic memory ( I saw her read the script once, and that was it). Drank nothing but Red Bulls all day.

Natasha Lyonne has remarked on the whole straight body/hair expectation to press before, and how deeply ingrained it is:

[quote] Over the next year, Natasha will appear in seven movies. It’s a Christina Ricci moment for her, but we don’t say that. But because they’re in various stages of development, Natasha has time on her hands to enjoy their publicity. „It’s the first time in my life that I’ve had a safety net, career-wise, where I can really fuck with the system,“ she says. „And I’m definitely going out of my way to see how far I can push things before it’s not OK.“ Two years ago, Natasha made a sarcastic bet with herself that if she could be blonde, skinny, and straight-haired, she would get work. „It was a scam to get work that worked,“ she says. „And now I’m surrounded by enough movies that I don’t have to do anything for anyone. I happen to like my hair like this, all fucked up and just angry.“ And that’s all there is to say about that.

[quote] „Do you know Demi Moore?“ I ask. „No,“ she says. „Do you miss her?“ I ask. „Yes,“ she says.

R29, I seem to remember an old interview with Ricci in SPIN magazine circa 1998 / 1999 when she was bordering on chunky and had massive breasts (the photo shoot didn’t do her many favours). On the set of „Buffalo 66,“ she was sexually harassed, particularly by Ben Gazzara, who apparently came up to her and proceeded to motorboat her in front of the crew. I believe she complained about this, but Vincent Gallo being the pretentious pig he is, I believe he found this as being needless whining.

She also admitted to eating disorders in that interview, and how she’d go to sleep with her fist clenched against her stomach so she could hear it growling, and feeling proud of herself for not eating that day.

Christina Ricci

Christina Ricci Gay Rumors?Online poll shows 75 percent don’t believe she’s gay

It seems like every celebrity has been called gay at some point or another. Many of the gay rumors surrounding Christina RicciThe Addams Family) seem to be tied to her obsessive attention to her body, like most actresses.

However the poll suggests that a big majority – 75% – of respondents don’t believe that she’s gay.

Christina Ricci Gay Rumors?Online poll shows 75 percent don’t believe she’s gay

Love At First Sight: On Christina Ricci And Queer ’90s Nostalgia

Rewatching ‚Gold Diggers: The Secret of Bear Mountain‘ unlocked a lot of buried memories

Before I knew that „coup de foudre“ signified a lightning bolt, a meteorological jolt from above, I learned, thanks to my French vocabulary workbook, its metaphorical connotation: the electric experience of falling in love at first sight. I was captivated by this concept, a jolt of the heart and senses instead of a sky-dwelling phenomenon. And yet, the first coup de foudre I ever witnessed was, according to dominant narratives, a misinterpretation. Ten years old, I was settled in the butter-saturated dark of a movie theater, eagerly watching Christina Ricci—I was always, whenever possible, eagerly watching Christina Ricci—in her oft-overlooked turn in 1995’s Gold Diggers: The Secret of Bear Mountain.

I was watching her, or rather her character, fall in love. The setup is this: It’s the summer of 1980, and, in the wake of her father’s death, adolescent Beth Easton (Ricci) and her mother have moved from Los Angeles to a quaint and socially claustrophobic town in northern Washington. A reluctant transplant, Beth rides her bicycle into town, surveying the provincial sights with an uncharitable eye. Her sullen ruminations are interrupted by the brief commotion of a scuffle between two teenagers, both short-haired and dressed in vaguely boyish attire: one participant is identified as male, and it seems more than safe to assume the other is, as well.

Then, Jody Saleno (Anna Chlumsky) turns around, and the camera decelerates into slow-motion, as if to accommodate both our surprise—it was 1995, remember, so this binaristic gender reveal was meant to startle us—and Beth’s admiration. And yet, adult Beth’s accompanying voiceover elides any suggestion that she was concerned over Jody’s identity or presentation; on the contrary, it is a quick but wistful comment affirming a long, loving intimacy between two women—an intimacy that, for Beth, seemingly began with this headrush of instant attraction. „That was my first glimpse of Jody,“ Beth fondly recalls, „the finest woman I know.“

I was a naive 10-year-old, but I was also lavishly romantic. Before my thoughts could self-correct—could recalibrate to accommodate the truth I was supposed to rely upon and trust—the word „love“ glowed inside my head, red and warm. I felt it, and I saw it, as if it hung before my eyes, sultry and fluorescent. I had read about love at first sight: In D’Aulaires Book of Greek Myths, the gods and goddesses always pursued beautiful creatures they had only just spied from the clouds. I knew, too, that Romeo and Juliet’s catastrophe unfurled because their love—sparked at a glance during a party—was forbidden by their families‘ blood feud. Literature, the template for my callow life, had instructed in me this much, and the flutter at the bottom of my stomach whispered the rest: Beth had just fallen in love with Jody.

I wish that this realization had been clarifying, that it had laced together the stray tendrils of my own fledgling romantic experience. Perhaps it would have called to mind the girl in my Girl Scout troop whose proximity, since approximately second grade, had condemned me to dizzy solicitude; my eyes scanned for her in the hallways, during gym class, and at lunch there was a barbed, but ever-diligent, patrol. When I didn’t see her, my stomach collapsed in a mélange of relief and dejection, an alchemy familiar to me now, but one that bewildered me at the time. I dreamed of our becoming inseparable, when in truth we were, at most, friendly acquaintances, and the prospect of meeting her gaze made me panic, as if I were being asked to stare directly into the sun. My diary entries from elementary school run wild with anxious speculation. Why can’t I face her? I wondered, as I grappled for an answer that always eluded the nib of my pen. Once, as if to further exemplify my predicament, I sketched two little girls: one smiling and waving at the other—me—whose back was turned to her, a rudimentary but clearly pained expression on her crudely drawn face. „Hi!“ read the thought bubble ballooning from the other girl’s mouth. In response, I said nothing.

Of course, I had a crush on that girl. Probably it was the first crush ever to take root in my anxious, fledgling heart. But the continental expanse of decades and de-familiarity—my family moved away, and because we were not really friends, she and I never spoke again—scuffed out her memory until a couple of years ago, when I was rereading my diaries for (rather torturous) book research. I had only recently come out as bisexual. Re-encountering my scribbles, desperate and searching, and the doodle—that sad doodle of a terrified, besotted little girl—my eyes widened. „Oh my gosh!“ I cried. „I liked her.“ What could possibly have been more evident?

But in the ’90s, I only understood queerness in the abstract, and as something that „happened“ to other people, mysterious types ensconced far away, people I would surely never know. Classmates tossed around the word „gay“ with that enthusiastic impishness born from naiveté, and eventually, I learned its relationship to the clinical term „homosexuality.“ To say I vaguely understood it would be generous: It was something inchoate, detached from identity. At the time, I never considered—I lacked the conceptual scaffolding to consider—that gayness could be at all relevant to me (I did not learn the term „bisexuality“ until sometime later in junior high). And because I have always been a neurotic sort, inclined to fixations, I must have assumed that my preoccupation with this girl was merely another indication of my fundamental oddness, an index of my inability to commingle with people my own age, with the charm and ease I envied in others. For that same reason, Beth’s first sight of Jody— rough-and-tumble, fierce, fluid—presented in Gold Diggers as one of the definitive experiences of her emotional life, registered as a conundrum to be summarily and tidily explained. The scene had only looked like a coup de foudre: I was romanticizing, as I was wont to do, and exaggerating something meant to be important, but not seismic.

Recently, I rewatched the film to indulge my piqued curiosity. After unearthing these memories of a childhood crush that had both plagued and baffled me, I was curious to know what else I might have pushed aside, what flickers of longing I had misperceived and tucked away into an archive of unexamined relics of sexual awakening. Mostly, I remembered Christina Ricci, and how seeing her films was one of my most pressing imperatives. I recalled her doll’s face, her insouciant grin, and the glossy brunette hair that made my fingers prickle with a yen to brush and smooth and braid. I recollected the scene in Now and Then when her character, dismayed by puberty’s insistence, taped her breasts down to prevent them from growing, and I felt envy and pleasure fuse in a queasy synthesis: Teenage Christina had never met a T-shirt or oversized flannel she couldn’t cozen to her advantage. I remembered thinking something similar about a friend in ninth grade, and wondering why, when she came out to me as bisexual—by then I had gleaned some sense of the word—I experienced no shock, but rather, elation—until, of course, she emphasized that I need not worry about her coming onto me. I couldn’t explain to either to her or to myself why, on the contrary, I was worried that she wouldn’t.

I ordered a copy of Gold Diggers, grimacing at the title, which, like so many ’90s artifacts, has aged as well as yogurt. And if I force myself through the heady cloud of nostalgia, I can admit that the film isn’t especially memorable. I’m weary of narratives where sudden wealth acts as a deus ex machina, even when its recipients—especially, in this case, Jody—are deserving and female. At its base, Gold Diggers is a pleasant but unremarkable film in which two white girls, one deeply impoverished, search for legendary gold, surmounting some not inconsiderable obstacles—a vicious subplot of domestic abuse is woven into the narrative—and cultivating a keen friendship along the way. It was the friendship that enchanted me; it seemed more remarkable, and more rare, than buried treasure.

Female friendships are romances all their own, of this I am certain. But authorial intention be damned, Beth and Jody offered me the possibility of imagining something else. After Beth first spies Jody mid-tussle, the pair have roughly two more meet-cutes, one in which Jody, ensconced in the branches of a tree, teasingly throws berries at Beth, and their subsequent banter waltzes into a joint recitation of Winnie the Pooh. Dependant upon the most conventional narrative tropes, Jody is, from the start, marked as the tomboy from the wrong side of the tracks, and Beth is admonished against spending time with someone who is „trash.“ But Beth scoffs at this small-town snobbery, remarking to her mother that there is „something about [Jody]“—an ineffable allure that cinches their intimacy after the briefest acquaintance. And when, after a brush with mortal peril, Beth’s mother demands that she no longer see Jody, her daughter declares in love-steeped outrage, „Nothing you say will ever change the way I feel about her.“

Perhaps this line of dialogue is yet another example of dear old ’90s earnestness, spoken with the confidence that only comes from youth’s unscarred vision. Perhaps. But Beth Easton and Jody Salerno—they could have been my something else. They could have my first encounter with queer romance, if that had been what I wanted from them. If only I had known that was precisely what I was yearning for, and that I had already begun searching, my object obscure, but no less beloved.

Love At First Sight: On Christina Ricci And Queer '90s Nostalgia

Bel Ami: Robert Pattinson Didn’t Make a Gay Porno

The funniest thing about Bel Ami the new period pic starring Twilight Mr. Potato Head Robert Pattinson is that it shares the name of a popular gay porn company. Tee-hee! But Mr. Pattinson shows he knows how to make sexy with all the ladies!

Bel Ami: Robert Pattinson Didn't Make a Gay Porno

Summer Isn’t Over Until Christina Ricci Says It’s Over

While the Labor Day holiday traditionally spells the end of summertime, Christina Ricci believes otherwise. Ricci, along with her Speed Racer co-star/boyfriend Kick Gurry, took full advantage of the empty beaches of Malibu on Tuesday afternoon. In between tanning sessions and delightful romps through the surf, Ricci said, „It’s the perfect time for a beach trip. No kids. No teens. No tourists. I’d be so depressed if I had to spend my day trapped in an office with weather like this. It’s amazing!.“

Lisa Kudrow, Josh Brolin, Chaz Bono, Christina Ricci Come out to Support LGBT Film at Outfest 2009

If the walls at the Orpheum Theater in downtown Los Angeles could speak they would tell you that last night was the kick off of the 27th Los Angeles Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, Outfest, 2009. Outfest is one of the oldest, continuously running film festivals in Los Angeles and will feature 181 films from 25 countries over a ten-day event that will put focus on LGBT Rights in response to Prop 8.

Cultural change is often led by artists. Outfest has been on the cutting edge of supporting diverse, bold LGBT artists in creating change and remains a pioneer in this festival. Jon Korn, one of the programmers for the festival says that he thinks „one of the biggest trends we’re seeing in LGBT documentaries recently is an increased diversity in the types of stories being told and an increased range in their subject matter. Whereas fifteen, or even ten years ago, a lot of films focused [solely] on the sexuality of their subjects as an exclusive topic.“

Kirsten Schaffer, Executive Director of Outfest, „In response to the passing of Proposition 8 in California and similar bans against gay marriage and adoption across the United States, we are proud to put a particular focus on LGBT rights and equality, and believe that this is a great time for the entire Los Angeles community – gay or straight – to come out and support one another during Outfest 2009.“

Prior to the Opening Night Gala screening of „La Mission,“ Lisa Kudrow, and Christina Ricci, awarded Outfest’s 13th Annual Achievement Award to Dan Roos. The award is Outfest’s highest honor recognizing artists in film whose body of work has made a significant contribution to LGBT film and media. Roos is the screenwriter of „Love Field,“ „Single White Female,“ „Boys on the Side,“ and the 1996 remake of „Diabolique.“ In 1998 he made his directorial debut with „The Opposite of Sex,“(starring Lisa Kudrow and Christina Ricci). Upon receiving his award Dan made some poignant remarks. He said that there was a time when a film could stand out just because it was a „gay“ film. However, now, we need to make „gay“ films of great quality that speak to the human experience. I asked Kudrow why it was important to her to be at the festival to present Roos with his award. In addition to believing strongly in Roos‘ work she shared that her brand of humor has always been from the perspective of the person who is the „outsider“ not fitting into the mainstream and that many in the LGBT community resonate with that experience.

The festival kicked off with a screening of „La Mission,“ Peter Bratt’s rich and powerful story of a man’s journey toward redemption and his struggle with violence and homophobia, which stars Benjamin Bratt. About the film Bratt declared that he is grateful to be part of a film that not only deals with homophobia but also breaks down cultural barriers in the Latino/Mexican community.

Among other guests at last night’s even were Chaz Bono, Josh Brolin and wife Diane Lane. Brolin was present to support his friend Peter and Benjamin Bratt but also shared with me that after working on the film Milk, he feels more connected to the gay community than ever, and is happy to step out in support whenever the opportunity arises. Chaz Bono shared with us from the podium that it was seeing affirming films at Outfest that contributed to his decision to make his female to male transition.

The film festival is presented at various locations throughout Hollywood and Los Angeles including: DGA, Fairfax 1, Redcat at the Disney Concert Hall, Ford Amphitheater, and Laemmle Monica. To purchase tickets and for further details visit Night Gala – La Mission (Writer/Director: Peter Bratt)Closing Night Gala – Dare (Director: Adam Salky; Writer: David Brind)Outfest Legacy Project Gala (Restoration Premiere) – Choosing Children (Directors: Debra Chasnoff and Kim Klausner)U.S. Dramatic Centerpiece – Mississippi Damned (Writer/Director: Tina Mabry)International. Dramatic Centerpiece – El Nino Pez (The Fish Child) (Writer/Director: Lucia Puenzo)Platinum Centerpiece – Fig Trees (Director: John Greyson) U.S. Dramatic FeaturesAmerican Primitive (Director: Gwendolyn Wynne, Screenplay: Gwendolyn Wynne & Mary Beth Fielder)And Then Came Lola (Directors/Screenplay: Ellen Seidler & Megan Siler)Drool (Director/Screenplay: Nancy Kissam)Fiona’s Script (Director/Screenplay: Florencia Manovil)Fruit Fly (Director/Screenplay: H.P. Mendoza)Hannah Free (Director: Wendy Jo Carlton, Screenplay: Claudia Allen)Hollywood, je t’aime (Director/Screenplay: Jason Bushman)Lucky Bastard (Director/Screenplay:: Everett Lewis)Make the Yuletide Gay (Director/Screenplay: Rob Williams)Misconceptions (Director: Ron Satlof, Screenplay: Ron Satlof & Ira Pearlstein)Motherland (Director/Screenplay: Doris Yeung)Pornography (Director/Screenplay: David Kittredge)Rivers Wash Over Me (Director: John C. Young, Screenplay: John C. Young & Darien Sills-Evans)We Are the Mods (Director: E.E. Cassidy. Screenplay: E.E. Cassidy & Bruce Pavalon)

International Dramatic FeaturesAnder (Director/Screenplay: Roberto Caston)The Baby Formula (Director: Alison Reid, Screenplay: Richard Beattie)Bandaged (Director: Maria Beatty, Screenplay: Claire Menichi)Boy (Director: Auraeus Solito, Screenplay: Jimmy Flores & Arturo Calo)Chef’s Special (Director: Nacho G. Velilla, Scr: Nacho G. Velilla, Oriol Capel, Antonio Sanchez & David S. Olivias)The End of Love (Director/Screenplay: Simon Chung)An Englishman in New York (Director: Richard Laxton, Screenplay: Brian Fillis)Ghosted (Director: Monica Treut, Screenplay: Astrid Stroner & Monjka Treut)Give Me Your Hand (Director: Pascal-Alex Vincent, Scr: Pascal-Alex Vincent, Martin Drouot & Oliver Nicklaus)Greek Pete (Director/Screenplay: Andrew Haigh)Lion’s Den (Director: Pablo Trapero, Scr: Alejandro Fadel, Martin Mauregui, Santiago Mitre & Pablo Trapero)The Man Who Loved Yngve (Director: Stian Kristiansen, Screenplay: Tore Renberg)Mr. Right (Director: Jacqueline Morris, Screenplay: David Morris)Patrik, Age 1.5 (Director/Screenplay: Ella Lemhagen)Raging Sun, Raging Sky (Rabioso Sol, Rabioso Cielo) (Director/Screenplay: Julian Hernandez)To Faro (Director/Screenplay: Nana Neul) Documentary FeaturesAfter The Storm (Director: Hilla Medalia)Against A Trans Narrative (Director/Screenplay: Jules Rosskam)Beautiful Darling (Director/Screenplay: James Rasin)City of Borders (Director: Yun Suh)College Boys Live (Director: George O’Donnell)Edie & Thea: A Very Long Engagement (Director/Screenplay: Greta Olafsdottir & Susan Muska)Fish Out of Water (Director/Screenplay: Ky Dickens)It Came From Kuchar (Director/Screenplay: Jennifer Kroot)Lady Trojans/Training Rules (Lady Trojans Director: Elizabeth Hesik; Training Rules Director: Dee Mosbacher)Off and Running (Director: Nicole Opper)On These Shoulders We Stand (Director/Screenplay: Glenne McElhinney)Pop Star on Ice (Director/Screenplay: David Barba & James Pellerito)Prodigal Sons (Director: Kimberly Reed)Sounds Like Teen Spirit (Director: Jamie J Johnson)Still Black: A Portrait of Black Transmen (Director: Kortney Ryan Ziegler)Two Spirits: Sexuality, Gender, and the Murder of Fred Martinez (Director: Lydia Nibley)

Christina Ricci to play Datalounge icon Lizzie Borden!

I thought Chloliosis Sevigny had an HBO miniseries planned? tsk. well at least one former indie it girl/gallo side piece gets to play the part. I’m sure Ricci will epically suck in it like she has in everything the last 10 years. Does she battle mental illness in her private life? cos WTF has been up with her acting? chick is weird and not in a good way now

I love her, but her performance in Prozac Nation is one of the worst most grating things I’ve ever seen. She was great in Monster, and got good reviews for Black Snake Moan. She should team up with Winona for a psychological thriller.

The Lizzie Borden case has never cease to fascinate me,but you know they are going to do some modern BS to this case to cater to the young idiot crowd. Maybe they’ll have some rappers doing backup while Lizzie will be singing something like, I gaves her 40 waks! and I gave him 41 boom! buba boom!

This subject has been done so many times. Give it a rest!

[quote] Maybe they’ll have some rappers doing backup while Lizzie will be singing something like, I gaves her 40 waks! and I gave him 41 boom! buba boom!

Forget the bitching, let’s get on with the 40 whacks.

I hope they expose Lizzie Borden as a carpetmucher and a sadistic cunt in this film. I’m sick and tired of these criminal investigation types who think she’s innocent. She wasn’t. Supposedly her ghost is still around too…

I thought Lizzie was a tall, ginger dyke? Sevigny would be better.

She sucks at accents and always sounds like a Californian.

Sevigny would be interesting. She was the most fascinating to watch on Big Love.

Christina Ricci pulled a Julia Roberts and on the set of Pan Am hooked up with a crew member who was in a relationship. I wonder what his job will be on the Lizzie Borden film. I’m sure he’ll get an upgrade.

Oh, and I noticed that Mr. Julia Roberts is the DP on The Normal Heart in spite having barely any experience in feature films (he started shooting commercials when he married JR).

Meh. I don’t want to see either one of them as Lizzie.

With the stipulation that the role belongs to Elizabeth Montgomery now and forever, who would be better than Ricci or Sevigny?

I was really looking forward to the Chloe Sevigny Lizzie movie (with Gary Busey as Andrew Borden!)

Loved that she went to the Borden house and posed on the death couch a la Andrew Borden:

Gray Busey as Mr Borden? Holy shit that would have been classic. He would have out camped fucking Bette Davis, Joan Crawford and Faye Dunaway. He’s become that straight go to guy for over the top again someone might have some dish on his down low activities that I don’t know about……

Ricci looks like a kewpie doll. She did some fabulous performances late 90’s/early 00’s then I don’t KNOW what took over for her, a mental illness/eating disorder? It’s as if Rose McGowan is her acting coach or something.

R15, Mr. Julia Roberts/Danny Moder has a lot of experience as a camera operator. They met during the shoot of Mona Lisa Smile. He’ll be fine on The Normal Heart.

I think Ricci tends to be miscast a lot but she seems like good casting for Lizzie Borden.

Has to be coke to keep thin. Which is no good because she has a beautiful moon face and ample bosom, which like Jennifer Connoly’s rich melons, is missed. She could do well with a return to this configuration, with the current huge chubbos running around Hwood.

Ladies and gentlemen, I give you the biggest piece of shit and major loser on Planet Earth „R5“

I think the actress who plays Brienne on Game of Thrones would be an amazing Lizzie Borden.

[quote][R15], Mr. Julia Roberts/Danny Moder has a lot of experience as a camera operator. They met during the shoot of Mona Lisa Smile.

They met on the set of The Mexican. He was a first camera assistant when they met, not a DP.

He was a DP on second unit only for Mona Lisa Smile.

More people should check out the TV movie that Elizabeth Montgomery did in 1975. It was really very good.

Christina Ricci should play the maid in the Borden house – that’s a good role too & better physical fit.

These women are fine and lovely I’m sure, but they certainly are NOT stars, now are they? And could they really equal my bravura performance as Lucy Harbin in the classic thriller STRAIT-JACKET? I would be more than happy to coach them just as I did dear Cliff Robertson when we appeared together in AUTUMN LEAVES. Bless you!

WTF. Lizzie was a stocky closeted lesbian. Christina’s lollypop body/head would make no sense at all.

Lesbian icon Clea DuVall is playing Lizzie’s sister

Yeah, I though Sevigny was doing this with the Tom Hanks production company that did Big Love for HBO.

Ricci in „Monster“ is truly one of the worst performances I’ve ever seen. Part of it was that she is just plain bad and part of it is that she is on screen with Charlize Theron knocking it out of the park.

I thought she played the role in Monster very well.

This movie is horrendous! Wrong depiction of the Borden house, wrong staircase, horrible, anachronistic, twangy-shit background music. I’m turning this crap off and putting on the Elizabeth Montgomery version. What a piece of shit this is.

Apparently Riccis height and weight are pretty accurate of Lizzie at time of the crime. She was about 5’3 and lean. She gained 30 pounds during the time frame of the trial so she looked fuller when they took pictures from the trial but she was thin before getting arrested for the crime. Maybe the guilt made her balloon in weight.

The film actually got a good review from Zap2it, saying that they were hoping for a great horrible Lifetime movie, but that this turned out to be shockingly good, especially the acting and dialogue (not overdoing it).

Being „lean“ a la Ricci was something that women simply weren’t back then. Not stick-figures. There are plenty of pictures of Lizzie on the day after the murders and that week, and she doesn’t look any thinner than she did in the trial photos. The only women who looked correct in this were Clea Duvall and Sarah Botsford as her wicked stepmother.

The movie was all kinds of wrong, from the look to the music. Seriously. Why do they make shit like this?

Gregg Henry looked damn good. And, as always, Billy Campbell was sexy as hell.

^^Not exactly. Gregg didn’t look much older than when he was the bad guy in BODY DOUBLE, and Billy Campbell is never NOT hot.

Do we mean Billy Campbell, the uber-straight guy who only dates in Europe?

I love Billy Campbell’s sexy earnestness. He was at his hottest during the show „Once and Again“ (1999 or so?)

A modern musical score for a period drama just ruins the entire movie. What’s the purpose?

I’d have given it an ‚A‘ if not for the gothrock score. Very jarring. It’s been eons since I saw a good TV movie.

Ricci has turned into a very good actress. She can garner sympathy even when playing bad. Totally held my interest.

Christina Ricci’s husband

Christina Ricci’s husband is James Heerdegen. The couple started dating in 2011.

Christina is a Aquarius. Aquarians are extroverted, friendly, and great listeners and friendship is the key component of a romantic relationship with an Aquarian. The most compatible signs with Aquarius are generally considered to be Aries, Gemini, Libra, and Sagittarius. The least compatible signs with Aquarius are generally considered to be Taurus and Scorpio.

According to Chinese Zodiac, Christina was born in the Year of the Monkey. People born in the Year of the Monkey love to make people laugh. They are generally energetic and upbeat but sometimes lack self-control. Christina Ricci has a ruling planet of Uranus.

Like many celebrities and famous people, Christina keeps her love life private. Check back often as we will continue to update this page with new relationship details. Let’s take a look at Christina Ricci past relationships, exes and previous flings.

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User Reviews

The Opposite Of Sex – 1998The Opposite Of Sex stars two of my favourite actress‘ – Lisa Kudrow and Christina Ricci. Needless to say, they were my main motivations for seeing this film. Expecting a fairly average film you might say I was a little shocked when this turned out to be a well scripted, well acted, suitably gritty and compelling drama. The Opposite of Sex is narrated by the appropriately cynical lead character, Dede Truitt (Christina Ricci). The narration is highly amusing and witty and provides the audience with a release during tense and heavily themed situations. Dede Truitt basically walks into her half brothers life (Martin Donovan) and causes a stir among his sister in-law (Lisa Kudrow) by stealing his boyfriend who was originally thought to be gay and now decides he is bisexual. The whole film is constantly asking questions about Sex and what it has done to humanity. It works on two levels, one being that it has heavy themes and can be coarse at times. However Lisa Kudrow offers comic relief playing a straight square teacher who disapproves of everything and everyone in life especially sex. That is until she finds Sex on her doorstep. The Opposite of Sex is a brilliant film, when Christina Ricci was in her prime. It deserved much more praise than it got which is such as shame. 9/10

Ruby Rose undresses Christina Ricci and engages in a VERY racy sex scene in unearthed footage from Australian movie… as she prepares to play first lesbian Batwoman

Published: 10:07 EDT, 29 August 2018 | Updated: 11:10 EDT, 29 August 2018

As ’sexually fluid‘ Ruby Rose prepares to take on the groundbreaking role of an openly lesbian Batwoman in The Flash, Supergirl and Arrow for the CW, unearthed sex scenes between her and Christina Ricci have reemerged.

The scenes – from 2013’s Around The Block – see the Hollywood starlets in a semi-naked clinch, portraying a student and teacher embarking on a forbidden relationship.

Playing the role of Hannah, Ruby – now 32, 27 at the time – was tasked with being the ‚dominant‘ of the pair and said at the time she was blindsided by the fact that she’d be acting opposite Christina, who is six years older than her and a Hollywood veteran in comparison.

Saucy: As ’sexually fluid‘ Ruby Rose prepares to take on the groundbreaking role of the first lesbian Batwoman in The Flash, Supergirl and Arrow for the CW, unearthed sex scenes between her and Christina Ricci have reemerged

She said at the time: ‚Around the Block is a film that is about Redfern 10 years ago, when the government was trying to take away the land that belonged to the indigenous people.

‚No one knew what my role was but then the trailer came out and there is the sex scene so everyone is like, „Oh my god, you’re naked, having sex with Christina Ricci!“

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‚I thought it would be awkward and I was not looking forward to it – you know, being alongside Christina Ricci, who has been a famous actress since she was born, pretty much.

‚I remember her as Wednesday in The Addams Family and [in] Casper. So I was sort of spun out on the idea of having to be this dominating person in a role with her, but she is a pro.‘

Unearthed: The scenes are from 2013’s Around The Block, an Australian drama

Raunchy: Playing the role of Hannah, Ruby – now 32, 27 at the time – was tasked with being the ‚dominant‘ of the pair

Ruby said that her Batwoman role was a ‚childhood dream‘ come true when she first landed the part, having risen to fame on series such as Orange Is The New Black.

She has since gone on to appear in blockbuster movies, such as the John Wick franchise with Keanu Reeves and this summer’s shark thriller The Meg.

On landing the superhero role, Ruby shared a video on her Instagram account in which she discusses her ‚queer‘ icons and the impact they had on her as a young woman.

‚Growing up there wasn’t as many gay, queer, lesbian icons are there are today,‘ Ruby begins in the video. ‚And I’m so glad there are so many more.

‚Angelina Jolie came out as bisexual. That was a great one, I was so stoked!‘

Racy: The scenes see the Hollywood starlets in a semi-naked clinch, portraying a student and teacher embarking on a forbidden relationship

Intimate: Ruby said at the time she was blindsided by the fact that she’d be acting opposite Christina, who is six years older than her and a Hollywood veteran in comparison

Ruby jokingly said that if Angelina, 43, was a penguin, she would identify as a penguin just to marry her: ‚She could be a penguin and I’d be like, „Gay. I am a gay penguin now.“‘

In the video, Ruby also candidly discussed the moment in which Angelina accepted the award for ‚most beautiful human being on the planet‘.

When Angelina was asked what she thought about the fact that most of her votes came from female fans, she casually told a crowd full of reporters and celebrities ’she was most likely to sleep with female fans‘.

Ruby referred to the casual manner in which Angelina said those words and cited them as a catalyst for her own self appreciation.

She said at the time: ‚Around the Block is a film that is about Redfern 10 years ago, when the government was trying to take away the land that belonged to the indigenous people‘

She added: ‚No one knew what my role was but then the trailer came out and there is the sex scene so everyone is like, „Oh my god, you’re naked, having sex with Christina Ricci“‚

She also mentioned TV host Ellen DeGeneres, 60, as a comedic inspiration, and rounded out her praise with a hope for the future, saying that while society may not change right away, it has come a long way since it was when she was a child.

‚I don’t think [stigma] is going to be erased entirely in the next five years, 10 years or 20 years. I think we’re on the right path and I think it’s amazing and I feel blessed because I haven’t been through what the people before me went through, and I know the people after me will say the same thing. 

It’s just going to keep being a work in progress.‘ 

Risqué: ‚I thought it would be awkward and I was not looking forward to it – you know, being alongside Christina Ricci, who has been a famous actress since she was born, pretty much,‘ she went on

Getting prepared for her new role as Batwoman? Ruby Rose cut a striking figure in a karate outfit next to a martial arts teacher in a recent Instagram post

Since Ruby’s casting as Batwoman was revealed, she has received mixed reviews from the public.

Where some are commending David Rapaport on an ideal casting, others have come to criticise and insult the Aussie star. Ruby has used the astronomical publicity to remind her fans of the magnitude of a superhero being openly queer, and played by a queer public figure.

‚The Bat is out of the bag and I am beyond thrilled and honoured. I’m also an emotional wreck… because this is a childhood dream,‘ Ruby recently wrote in an Instagram post. 

‚This is something I would have died to have seen on TV when I was a young member of the LGBT community who never felt represented on tv and felt alone and different.‘ 

The Opposite of Sex (1998)

Aggregate Rating: 137 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 70 | Earnings: $6.30M

Lead Role: Christina Ricci Lisa Kudrow Lyle Lovett | Director:

A 16-year-old girl visits her gay half-brother and ends up seducing his boyfriend, thus wreaking havoc on all of their lives.

2 The Laramie Project – 92% (2002)

Christina Ricci stars in another film that is based on a true story of murder and a small town’s reaction. Playing Romaine Patterson, a friend and activist of a murdered gay student named Matthew Shepard, she imbues her character with plenty of heart and soul. The Laramie Project is the film version of a play that was based on 200-plus interviews that were conducted in Laramie, Wyoming, after Matthew’s death.

The TV movie pays tribute to the documentary feature and even has some re-enacted scenes portrayed by its A-list cast that includes Steve Buscemi, Laura Linney, Camryn Manheim, and Christina Ricci.

Personal Life: Affair, Boyfriend, Husband, Kids

Christina Ricci dated actor named Owen Benjamin in the year 2008 and they got engaged in March 2009. After two months, they ended the engagement. In February 2013, she got engaged to James Heerdegen, and they got married on 26th October 2013 in New York. She also got a son named Freddie who was born in August 2014.

Her Sister and Husband

Italia Ricci and actress Christina Ricci have usually been mistaken to be sisters because they bear the same surname and almost look alike. However, Stephanie cleared the air in 2016, explaining that they are not related in any way. Besides, Christina is of American nationality while Italia is a Canadian-Italian.

Italia Ricci is married to Canadian actor Robert Patrick Amell, known professionally as Robbie Amell. He is best known for playing the character of Stephen James in The Tomorrow People.

Born on April 21, 1988, in Toronto to Jo Amell and Rob Amell, both jewelers, he has a sister who is also an actress and also a cousin named Stephen Amell, who stars in the television series Arrow. Robbie had made a handsome amount of money from his numerous endorsement deals and acting career; his net worth is estimated to be $2 million.

Robbie and Ricci started dating in July 2008 and got engaged on August 19, 2014, just one month after celebrating their six-year anniversary. Sharing the news of their engagement on Instagram, the actor posted a picture of himself and Italia with the caption, “She said yes!!!… I think. I can’t really be sure”. I’m going to marry my best friend. @italiaricci.”

They eventually wedded on October 15, 2016, in downtown Los Angeles. It was a romantic ceremony which was witnessed by their family and friends. Ricci walked down the aisle in a beautiful James Clifford ball gown, while her husband looked prim and proper in a Vera Wang tuxedo.

11. Monster (2003)

‘Monster’ is based on a true story that is about Ailen Wuornos (played by Charlize Theron who’s just incredible), a prostitute, who killed quite a few men who she “serviced”. It starts off just before she began murdering men and has met Selby (Christina Ricci), an adorable lesbian who loves her. It basically chronicles their relationship and what led Wuornos to kill these men.

10. Black Snake Moan (2006)

Brewer’s ‘Black Snake Moan’ is a movie with great direction, great casting, great plot and great editing.  Christina Ricci does a great job and is thoroughly convincing in her role, as is Samuel L Jackson. Justin Timberlake is also in the movie, playing as Rae’s military-bound boyfriend. The rest of the cast is also solid with a shining performances.