We’re here, we’re (not) queer, get used to it: Straightwashing in Hollywood

Amidst news of Scarlett Johansson’s casting as Major Motoko in Ghost in the Shell, many news outlets took an opportunity to begin a productive discussion about the problem of whitewashing in Hollywood. Less discussed, however, is Hollywood’s similar problem with ‘straightwashing’. The old adage holds that to make it in Hollywood, one has to ‘play […]

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Review: Pride

Anyone who has yet to see the new British comedy Pride should do so as a matter of urgency. In the fine tradition of The Full Monty and Billy Elliot, Pride takes a bleak aspect of recent history, the deindustrialisation of the 1980s, and injects it with not only a fresh pathos but also a […]

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