Of the many important life lessons I learned at 7th grade acting camp, one stands out: You only look ridiculous when you feel ridiculous. If you take yourself seriously while, say, pretending to be a fir tree swaying in the wind, or improvising an interpretive dance to the Dances with Wolves theme, your audience will take you seriously, too. Especially if they're your parents.


Of course, when it comes to not looking ridiculous, it also helps if you're Isabella Rossellini. The third installment of Rossellini's strange and wonderful video series with the adults-only title is now online at the Sundance Channel web site. In each video, Rossellini acts out the mating habits of a different sea creature. This time, her characters are edible, and marine biologist Claudio Campagna chimes in with environmentally-minded commentary on the sustainability of fishing each one.

Watch Isabella in a full-body squid suit as she "gives the most passionate twenty-arm embrace" to her squid mate--before being hooked by a fishing line. Watch Isabella as she strips off her male shrimp suit to reveal her "soft and naked" female shrimp body--until she's netted along with a heap of bycatch. Does she look ridiculous? Does she feel ridiculous? She does not. She looks lovely and serious even in a pink cardboard shrimp suit and she feels, apparently, like a pregnant shrimp.

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And what else about "porno" should I be explaining to my 9 year-old Nova fan?

Thanks, I've edited the post to make it more family-friendly.

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