The Queer Sexual Tension in Detective Stories

Obsession, devotion, pursuit – all can be acts synonymous to falling in love. However, they are also the key elements for a detective cat-and-mouse story. The relationship between a detective and the criminal they hunt is one that – in many great crime stories – becomes intimately close. They chase each other, play with each…

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10 Years On, ‘Never Let Me Go’ (2010) Isn’t As Bleak As You Remember

Never Let Me Go is more interested in the characters than the science-fiction elements: telling a story of love and making the most of what time we have.

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How ‘The Good Place’ Ended The Nature versus Nurture Debate

‘The Good Place’ fiercely believes that every human being is capable of improving in the right environment; thus, proving in its own way that nurture prevails nature.

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How ‘Alien’ (1979) Queered the Binaries of Traditional Gender

“Their constant conflict with a creature that is a monstrous exaggeration of reproduction is a determination to not be defined by biology and live free from others perception of binary.”

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Netflix’s ‘The Politician’ (2020) and the Problems With Modern Democracy

The Voters is not only the story of mother and daughter, but of two starkly different generations in conversation, each trying to win the other over to their political point of view.

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Jeepers! It’s Queer Censorship in Children’s Entertainment!

Everyone knows the drill when it comes to Scooby Doo mysteries: there’s an unnerving presence haunting a spooky house – maybe it’s taken the form of a sludge monster, or a deep sea diver, or a gh-gh-gh-GHOST. Either way, the eventual conclusion is usually the same, the Mystery Inc. gang catches the creature in an…

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Disability & Sexuality: Nothing About Us Without Us

Do filmmakers genuinely want to tell the stories of disabled people, or do they appropriate these experiences and use disabled people’s stories for their own benefit?

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REVIEW: ‘Little Fires Everywhere’ (2020) Finally Portrays the Well-Intentioned White Lady as the Villain That She Truly Is

Little Fires Everywhere is a show that, at its core, forces our whitewashed society to analyse our own complicit involvement in the structural systems that allow racism to pervade.

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PRIDE 2020: ‘This is How the World Ends’ (2000) Could Have Been A Cultural Reset For LGBTQ+ TV

Following Lynch’s lead, queer independent filmmaker Gregg Araki almost added his name to that small list with his project This is How the World Ends, almost a decade later. However, this project never came to be and has instead been left to float around the realms of YouTube.

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