Amy Sedaris on ‘F to 7th’ is a Thing of Hilarity and a Little Too Real

Ever have one of those days where you think, "Man, I wish Amy Sedaris was a regular presence on television/in my life in general?" We have those a lot. Even though she has made a handful of TV guest appearances in the past few years, we can’t help but get excited when we see that Amy Sedaris is doing a thing. In this case, the thing is an awesome and perhaps somewhat all-too-real guest spot on F to 7th, an awesome web series about the trials and tribulations of the middle-aged lesbian from Ingrid Jungermann, who you may remember from another series, The Slope, about a certain Brooklyn neighborhood known for its co-op and corps of stroller-pushers.

In the clip, Sedaris plays Jungermann’s character’s aunt, who has come in from out of town and has one too many drinks. The conversation gets uncomfortable quickly as Sedaris tells her niece about how she would have loved the flight because of the lesbians on it, and it quickly escalates into stereotype-lampshading jokes about owning a Subaru and family-reunion awkwardness far too many of us, regardless of age or sexual orientation, know too well. And it’s pretty excellent—both Sedaris’s appearance and the series itself. 

And, while we’re at it, and because it’s Valentine’s Day, and speaking of Strangers With Candy and how much we miss its existence and wish it would make an Arrested Development-style resurgence, here’s Stephen Colbert singing "The King of Glory" and getting his dance on. Happy Valentine’s Day, y’all! 

Hey ‘EW,’ these Chicks are Even Trickier

Entertainment Weekly, the pitch-perfect purveyor of pop listicles, recently released its picks for the Top 25 Hollywood Hookers. But, despite an admirable attempt at comprehensive whoredom—Deneuve! Phoenix! Bigalow!—they missed a few. After the jump, five actresses worth triple-bagging for.

The two hookers from Fargo, North Dakota. After watching them bounce up and down on Steve Buscemi and Peter Stormare in a repugnant motel room, we get the pleasure of seeing them under pressure (sort of). When Frances McDormand’s Marge Gunderson asks about their “clients,” the following conversation ensues:

Hooker No. 1: Well, the little guy was kinda funny-lookin’. Marge Gunderson: In what way? Hooker No. 1: I dunno… just funny-lookin’. Marge Gunderson: Can you be any more specific? Hooker No. 1: I couldn’t really say… He wasn’t circumcised. Marge Gunderson: Was he funny lookin’ apart from that? Hooker No. 1: Yah… Marge Gunderson: So, you were havin’ sex with the little fellow, then. Hooker No. 1: Uh huh…

Katherine Waterston in The Babysitters. As the ringleader of an underage group of babysitters-cum-prostitutes, hehe, Waterston makes us want our parents to go away more often.

Jaime King in Sin City. She plays twin sisters Wendy and Goldie, but Mickey Rourke’s Marv doesn’t really care which is which. On a rampage of retribution, Wendy says, “Kill em’ for me Marv. Kill ’em good,” to which he responds, “I won’t let you down, Goldie.” Oh, and there’s that teenage fanboy aerial view of her lying on a heart-shaped bed.

Amy Sedaris in Strangers with Candy. Her introduction to her new high school classmates really speaks for itself: “Hello, I’m Jerri Blank and… and I’m an alcoholic. I’m also addicted to amphetamines as well as main line narcotics. Some people say I have a sex addiction, but I think all those years of prostitution was just a means to feed my ravenous hunger for heroin. It’s kinda like the chicken or the nugget. The point is, I’m addicted to gambling. Thank you. Oh, and… my daddy’s in a coma.”

Sally Field in Forrest Gump. Her kid isn’t all there uptown, so Mrs. Gump sleeps her way into the best school for Forrest. And you thought Julia Roberts was the hooker with a heart of gold.