A homage to cinemas reopening

Image description: Cinema lobby lit up in neon pink lighting  Cinemas have reopened, and according to my completely unbiased and totally comprehensive research, nobody in England is as excited about this as I am. I was never a massive film fan before the pandemic; I’d usually watch a few Oscar nominees and winners annually to […]

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Review: Checking Out

Image description: Paper shopping bags against mint background with the title ‘Checking out’ above. Checking Out produced by Orange Script Production and written by William Heath is styled as a ‘comedy-drama which follows the beginnings of the unlikely relationship between larger-than-life, mid-forties shop assistant Julie and recently-widowed octogenarian Elsie’. It is, however something much more […]

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Eurovision: A review

Image description: Eurovision crowds in purple and turquoise lighting turned to a stage with a spotlight Following Saturday’s Grand Final, another Eurovision has come and gone. In what felt like the quickest grand final in recent memory, 26 countries competed for the glass microphone trophy, with Italy pulling up ahead of the jury-favourites Switzerland and […]

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Rubyfruit Jungle: A Review

Image Description: (Left) Rita Mae Brown, (Right) Cover of Rubyfruit Jungle There are always lots of recommendations floating around of what to read, watch, and listen to in LGBT history month. However, finding older books and films that clearly foreground queer characters can prove difficult: the lengthy backlog of historical classics that emphasise heterosexual relationships […]

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Review: V-Card – Candid, raw and laugh out loud funny

Image Description: the publicity poster for V-Card (a pink background, with ‘V-Card’ written in white and filled with peach, banana, and water drop emojis).  Candid, raw, and laugh out loud funny, V-Card is an unabashed confrontation of societal myths and misconceptions about sex and relationships, made all the more endearing through its likeable characters, all-too relatable mishaps, […]

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