Showbiz Sandbox 178: Sex Sells At Sundance

January 21, 2013


The Sundance Film Festival has a reputation of programming edgy, independent films that often reflect the spirit and sentiment of the country. The festival must think the nation is in a lascivious mood since many of the films at this year’s event are rather racy.

In fact, at least three films at this year’s festival focus on pornography, including “Lovelace” a biopic of the world’s first pornstar. Whether it’s suburban lesbian mothers turning into prostitutes or two best friends having affairs with each other’s sons, Sundance has been hot and steamy.

If the number of distribution deals at this year’s festival is any indication however, Sundance is surely on the right track.

Of course, we also cover the week’s top entertainment headlines including controversial action figures for “Django Unchained”, Hanks and Spielberg head to war again, and Robert Iger’s big salary raise.


‘Django Unchained’ Unleashed Overseas, No. 1 With $49.4 Million

Moonrise Kingdom Screenplay

Universal’s ‘Jurassic Park 4’ to Hit Theaters in June 2014

Second Night Of American Idol Holds Steady

Star Wars Gay Planet Annoys Pretty Much Everyone

The Killing Being Revived On AMC

Bob Berney Relaunches Picturehouse

Die Hard Director John McTiernan Is Going To Jail

HBO Developing Third WW II Miniseries

Four Studios Targeted In  Class Action Lawsuit

Django Unchained Action Figures Discontinued: Should They Have Ever Existed in the First Place?

Disney cancels ‘Little Mermaid 3-D,’ dates ‘Pirates 5’ for 2015,0,6139988.story

Disney’s Robert Iger Earns $40 Million in 2012