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Ingrid & Isabella

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A photo of a young Isabella Rossellini with her mother, Ingrid Bergman, discovered by fellow HarperStudio author Sam Wasson.

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LIVE FROM YOUR COMPUTER

The other night I had my first real HarperStudio experience. I call it that because it was experimental and different. I’ve been to author events before, but not in this capacity. With just my laptop, we live streamed. Isabella Rossellini’s event for GREEN PORNO at a local bookstore. It was a great event—Isabella is charming, funny and very knowledgeable about how whales reproduce. We had a good crowd, good films, good questions. And we had viewers tune in to the event on their computers at home to watch live. Don’t worry if you missed it, you can see it here:

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I <3 Groupable

groupableOne of my favorite new sites is Groupable. I found out about them on Mashable. Basically, they put together sponsors with groups. From where I sit, I can think of about 10,000 ideas for both sides of that equation. Lucky for me, Groupable’s fabulous Gerrit Hall is just a phone call (or AIM) away and responds to all of my ideas with enthusiasm and follow up (if only the whole world could be like that…).

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May: The Month of the Anglerfish

The cover of The Economist this month is straight out of Green Porno – the anglerfish!

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Isabella Rossellini on the Today Show

Did you catch Isabella Rossellini on the Today Show yesterday?  If not, check out her appearance below.  She talks about her new season of Green Porno and keeps Kathie and Hoda in stitches!

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Keywords: New Yorker, Animal Sex, Isabella Rossellini

What could be more scandalous than watching Isabella Rossellini portraying bugs having sex?  Turns out sea creatures are even more fascinating.

Check out this Talk of the Town piece in The New Yorker  about Rossellini’s latest series of short films.  And if Rossellini talking about “Why Vagina” appeals to you, stay tuned for her book, Green Porno which goes on sale in September.

Green Porno in The New Yorker

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Green Porno Under The Sea

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Last week I had the pleasure of attending an intimate screening of Isabella Rossellini’s second Green Porno series on sea creatures. Having worked on the book version of these short films, I knew pretty much what I was in for, but I still couldn’t help from laughing with the crowd at the impossibly absurd image of Isabella wearing a towering crown of limpets, stating matter-of-factly: “Then I die because we all have to die.” Or at the amused look of shock on Bob’s face as he watched Isabella reappear on the screen as a whale with a large dangling phallus.

Needless to say, we’re very excited about the book and the second film series, which premieres April 1st on the Sundance Channel. Since the first series was such an overnight internet sensation, you might find Green Porno not only on the web but also at your local bus station. Keep your eye out for a pair of love-making shrimp on a bus near you!

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Green Porno 2: The Sex Lives of Marine Animals

I had a lot of fun hanging out on the set Green Porno last week. Sundance commissioned a second series based on the success of the first one. The theme: the sex life of marine animals! Like the first series, the films are scientifically accurate (though this batch will focus more heavily on the environmental effects of our consumption habits.)

Here Isabella is dressed as a shrimp, newly molted.

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Green Porno is conceived, written by and features Isabella Rossellini. The films are directed by Rossellini and Jody Shapiro.
Photo credit: Jody Shapiro
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Green Porno on The Daily Beast

We’ve been having a lot of fun reading Tina Brown’s new creation The Daily Beast and were happy to see Will Doig interview Isabella Rossellini about Green Porno which we’re currently adapting into a book.

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“Did you emerge from this project with a favorite insect sex act?

I don’t really have one. I’m not interested specifically in bug sex. I’m just interested in animals. What’s interesting to me is the infinite variety. One of the frustrations I have when I read these books is, sometimes they tell you about an animal that does something incredible, then they give you the name of the species and I am not clear what animal that is because it’s a latin name, or it’s a specific species of a subspecies, so I get lost. Or it’s a very exotic animal in Africa or Asia, a special bug I’ve never seen in my life. So I wanted to do very common animals [in Green Porno]. And I wanted it to be funny. My desired reaction to people watching Green Porno was to first laugh, and then to say, oh I didn’t know that about a fly, I didn’t know that about a snail.”  [for full interview click here]

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