NYAFF x Dramafever: Korean Short Film Madness (Watch it NOW!)

Even if you’re not in town to catch the New York Asian Film Festival coming up on June 28th (they’ve got a cool Jackie Chan Retrospective during the fest!), you’ll still be able to experience a part of the festival from your home computer with the Korean Short Film Madness. NYAFF and Dramafever have partnered together to release a collection of short films from Korea’s Mise-en-Scène Film Festival (it’s all shown exclusively on DramaFever!).

The short films and talented new directors are:

“The Visitor” by Kim Bo-young

“Poison Frog” by Koh Jung-wook

“Cheong” by Kim Jung-in

“Anesthesia” by Kim Souk-young

“You Promised Me” by Pil Gam-sung

“Green Slime” by Kwon Oh-kwang

“The Professional Demonstrators” by Hwang Hyun-jin

“Who Killed Gong Jung-wha?” by Han Ji-hye

“Pandora” by Heo Myeong-haeng

To check out the films, please visit: http://www.dramafever.com/collections/korean-short-film-madness


Established in 2009, New York-based DramaFever is the leading online TV network for primetime shows from around the world. The service streams to millions over DramaFever.com, mobile and web TV apps (Android, iOS, Google TV, Roku) and also provides a curated selection of shows to partners including Hulu, Netflix, and iTunes. All shows are professionally translated into English and Spanish, and are available for free in high quality. To learn more, visit www.DramaFever.com.

The New York Asian Film Festival (NYAFF) is North America’s leading Festival of popular Asian cinema, which the New York Times has called “…one of the city’s most valuable events…” Launched in 2002 by Subway Cinema, the Festival selects only the best, strangest, and most entertaining movies to screen for New York audiences, ranging from mainstream blockbusters and art-house eccentricities to genre and cult classics. It was the first North American film festival to champion the works of Johnnie To, Bong Joon-Ho, Park Chan-Wook, Takashi Miike, and other auteurs of contemporary Asian cinema. The Festival has been produced in collaboration with the Film Society of Lincoln Center since 2010.

Yung at Heart: G.I. Joe Star ELODIE YUNG Opens Up (Plus Behind-the-Scenes Video!)

Elodie Yung may kick some serious ass (with double katana swords!) as Jinx in the upcoming film G.I. Joe: Retaliation, but we get to the heart of what really matters to the French Cambodian actress. Story by Kanara Ty, photos by Diana King.


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A Summer Accessory for the Quirky Crowd: Shwings!

What I love about summer is heading out to a lot of outdoor music festivals – and being able to dress up in some quirky fashion – whether it’s rocking the latest trendy accessory off the runway, or wearing a vintage piece from my closet. I recently came across these cute little accessories for my shoes: Shwings! They’re definitely not for the conservative, but they do make quite the statement on your feet if you’re wearing plain sneakers (I’ve been wearing them with my sneaker wedges!).

Check them out here. Click below for some of our favorites.

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Eyeball Licking: a Sexual Fetish?

While there are a good number of unusual sexual fetishes out there – this by far, is probably one of the more unusual I’ve discovered: eyeball licking.

Yes, you’re reading that right: eyeball licking.

The sexual fetish came to light when a middle school teacher had written a post on the Japanese site Naver Maotome about an unusual trend amongst her students: eye patches. The teacher also had a described an incident between two students in the gymnasium:

After class one day, I went into the equipment store in the gymnasium to tidy up. The door had been left open, and when I looked inside, a male pupil and a female pupil had their faces close together and were kind of fumbling around. Could it be bullying? I wondered, but when I had a good look, the boy was licking the girl’s eye! Surprised, a shouted “What are you doing? Stop it at once!” and the two of them were so shocked they jumped apart. The girl burst into tears, and the boy just went bright red and was shaken up. At any rate, to try to calm them down I took them to the janitor’s room and listened to their story.

Apparently, upon further questioning between homeroom teachers and their students at the middle school, eyeball-licking was described as “going to second base” after french kissing. The unusual factor probably plays into increasing sexual tension, as well as the eyeball possibly being an erogenous zone. However, it’s not sanitary, so the students also developed a case of pink eye – hence the eye patches.

What do you think readers?



Marc Jacobs x Sephora: Our Favorite Beauty Collaboration of the Year?

Marc Jacobs, who’s renowned for his own line, as well as his work with fashion house Louis Vuitton, will soon be coming out with a beauty line in collaboration with beauty retailer Sephora. The 122-piece collection will be Sephora’s first global launch and will include concealers, color correctors, and lacquers, among some other products. You can get your hands on the goods this summer on August 9th!

Click on more for more pictures of the line!

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