Posts by Lilit Marcus

Lilit Marcus

About The Author

Lilit Marcus is the author of Save the Assistants: A Guide for Surviving and Thriving in the Workplace. She has also written - mostly about reality TV - for The Forward, Cosmopolitan, The New York Post, and Crushable. A Brooklynite by way of North Carolina, she also enjoys Cheerwine, dropping the occasional "g," and swearing at taxi drivers.
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A Royal Affair: Sex, Lies, and Philosophy in Enlightenment Denmark

Set in 18th Century Denmark, A Royal Affair is a gorgeous, intricate retelling of a true story, says Lilit Marcus in her review.

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‘The Queen of Versailles’: From Riches to Rags, from Tragedy to Comedy

"Life is a comedy to those who think," wrote Boris de Schloezer, "and a tragedy to those who feel." Had Lauren Greenfield's documentary The Queen of Versailles, about a billionaire attempting to build the largest single-family home in America, come out two years ago it may have very well felt like a tragedy.

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Interview: Whitney Smith, Director of ‘Ultrasuede: In Search of Halston’

Whitney Smith, director of "Ultrasuede: In Search of Halston," cast himself as a fashion outsider chasing one of America's great designers. He talks to Picktainment's Lilit Marcus about whether it worked.

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Review: ‘The Skin I Live In’ Will Make Your Skin Crawl

Pedro Almodovar's "The Skin I Live In" fails to live up to the brilliance of his earlier films, says Lilit Marcus.

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‘Jersey Shore’ Quote Recap: Well, At Least His Penis Is Tan

Snooki and her boyfriend Jionni decide to become Sammi and Ronnie 2.0.

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‘Jersey Shore’ Quote Recap: What The Fiat?

The gang is going on a road trip to the nearby beach town of Riccione. But it's just the same shit on a different day as Deena and Snooki get drunk, hook up, and later crash into a cop car.

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Jersey Shore Quote Recap: In Which Ronnie Is Everyone’s Therapist

Love is in the air for Ron and Sammi, but not for anyone else. Unless you count Pauly and Vinny's bromance, of course.

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Stop Acting Like It’s Unusual for ‘Dancing with the Stars’ Not to Have Stars

Dancing with the Stars doesn't really have any stars. In other news, the sky is blue and the Pope's a Catholic.

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Jersey Shore Quote Recap: Flowers for Everyone But Deena

This week and every week on Jersey Shore, Ron and Sam got back together and created a whiny, roided-up two-headed beast that ate the show.

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Jersey Shore Quote Recap: Shouldn’t This Season Be Called ‘Tuscan Shore’?

This week on Jersey Shore, everyone thinks the Duomo is the Vatican and everyone hooks up with everyone else. Except JWoww.

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Jersey Shore Quote Recap: Ciao, Bitches

Jersey Shore is back - and Florence is a long way from Jersey. Who's going to hook up? Who's going to fight? And how do you say GTL in Italian?

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