Rooney Mara Axed Reverse Cowgirl in ‘Side Effects’

Channing and RooneyWe often hear about actresses who are willing to do nudity that is “tasteful,” but we rarely hear what they actually won’t do.

In a feature for Interview Magazine, Rooney Mara says she draws the line at reverse cowgirl.

On a Side Effects sex scene with Channing Tatum, Mara explains that she “put her foot down”  when director Steven Soderbergh, who was also conducting the interview, asked her to try the position.

If the character should be nude in the scene and it makes sense and I trust the person making the film – and I regret my decision to trust you now that I know you more – then I don’t see a problem with it.

I certainly don’t want to be involved in anything that is gratuitous, but I don’t think the human body is something to be ashamed of.  Continue reading “Rooney Mara Axed Reverse Cowgirl in ‘Side Effects’”

Psoriasis Medication Causes ‘Persistent Paleness’

An ad for the injectable plaque psoriasis medication Enbrel, which I had to good fortune to see on TV earlier this week, declares that the drug may cause persistent fever, bruising, bleeding, and paleness.

In winter of 1998 Etanercept (its non-trade name) was approved to treat rheumatoid arthritis but was later found to help patients with psoriasis. That’s great, but like all medications it comes with some pretty nasty side effects…  Continue reading “Psoriasis Medication Causes ‘Persistent Paleness’”