Affairs and Opinions, Art & Culture

Get Out: Redefining Genre

Are the HFPA wrong for entering the racially-charged film into the ‘best comedy’ category of the 75th Golden Globe awards? If pressed to name a film that was anything like Jordan Peele’s 2017 film ‘Get Out’, you would understandably struggle. The genre bending film is so bold, so nuanced, and yet so (frightfully) on the […]

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A Disney Education for Better or Worse?

The Disney franchise is one loved by both adults and children, welcoming all to come and escape to ‘The Happiest Place On Earth’. Despite being transported to fictional, animated lands, where animals can talk and spells are cast, we are never too far away from home. ‘The Lion King’ teaches about loss and facing your […]

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#Bloodnormal: Challenging the Stigma Around Periods

This week, Bodyform released what some have deemed as a revolutionary ad campaign in the on-going fight towards an increasingly honest and feminist world. The twenty seconds of home-style clips shows a man buying sanitary products, a showering leg dripping with period blood, but most impressively, ‘real’ red blood, being tipped onto a trusty Bodyform […]

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Drag: Where Performance and Politics Meet

Last weekend I attended the Manchester leg of the RuPaul’s Drag Race queens’ “Heels of Hell” tour. It was a fabulous evening, full of spectacular performances, banter with the audience, buzzing with that special energy that can only be found in a room full of likeminded people, meeting in appreciation of something they love. What […]

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Harvey Weinstein Sexual Abuse Scandal

One day I hope to be finished with writing articles like this. It appears that the news is constantly splashed with scandal. We are witnessing more and more Hollywood producers, actors and directors being outed for concealing a history of sexual abuse against impressionable girls within the industry. Casey Affleck, Woody Allen, Roman Polanski: the […]

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