5 Women TV characters that inspire me
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5 Women TV characters that inspire me

The majority of these characters I’ve been introduced to years ago. They inspired, and continue to inspire me everyday, to be a hard-working, confident women. I hope you’ll find some of your favourites here, or discover some new kick-ass characters reading this piece. Blair Waldorf (Gossip Girl, 2007-2012) “Destiny is for losers. It’s just a stupid … Continue reading

Z: The Beginning of Everything- Life as a Muse and a new vision of Zelda Fitzgerald
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Z: The Beginning of Everything- Life as a Muse and a new vision of Zelda Fitzgerald

This 30 minute, 10 episode biodrama series is based on Therese Anne Fowler’s book, “Z: A novel of Zelda Fitzgerald”, and is produced by and stars Christina Ricci.  I have to assume that most of you know who Zelda Fitzgerald was. You have probably heard this sentence about her before . “She was an alcoholic, … Continue reading

Style and Intimacy in Paris is Burning
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Style and Intimacy in Paris is Burning

Paris is Burning paints an intimate portrait of one of the most historically marginalised groups in society: black queer youth. Released in 1990, the documentary follows the lives of several participants involved in ball culture of New York City.  The term “Ball culture” here refers to a circuit of competitions, similar to beauty pageants,  where … Continue reading

WOMEN IN HORROR MONTH: Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare and how Rachel Talalay tackled the patriarchy
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WOMEN IN HORROR MONTH: Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare and how Rachel Talalay tackled the patriarchy

I first encountered Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991) as a child doing what I did best – perusing the pages of a 1994 copy of the Video Movie Guide. In my parents’ 1000+ page copy (sat atop the toilet for good bathroom reading), seemingly every American movie made to date was categorised by genre, … Continue reading

WOMEN IN HORROR MONTH: The Blackcoat’s Daughter/February- Being alone and handling grief
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WOMEN IN HORROR MONTH: The Blackcoat’s Daughter/February- Being alone and handling grief

This film is not directed by a women, but has a female cinematographer, Julie Kirkwood. She sets the tone for the movie with pale colours, occasional black and white scenes, and mysterious darkness.  *CONTAINS SPOILERS* The Blackcoat’s Daughter (formerly known as February), takes place in an all girls Catholic high school in Bramford. We’re introduced to … Continue reading