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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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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The Colour Pink: Unpacking Millennial Femininity on Screen

As Arabella (Michaela Coel) sashays down the streets of London in new drama I May Destroy You, her bubble-gum-pink locks pop. Arabella’s eye-catching tresses are the latest in a series of pink hairdos cropping up in contemporary film and television. Think Maeve Wiley (Emma Mackey) in the first series of Netflix’s Sex Education or Margot…

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Our LGBTQ+ Awakenings

Editor’s note: Most interviewees are noted only with their first name to protect anonymity  When poets and hopeless romantics lament about love, they often discuss that “lightning bolt” moment. The experience of seeing someone for the first time and thinking “Oh wow”. Some people inflate this moment as a sign of first love, some dismiss…

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PRIDE 2020: The Casual Queerness of ‘She-Ra and the Princesses of Power’ (2018)

In this world of magic and mayhem, it is its casual representation of queer characters that establishes She-Ra as one of the best shows on TV.

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REVIEW: Netflix’s ‘The Midnight Gospel’ Is a Trip Mostly Worth Taking

The Midnight Gospel uses real-life podcast interviews (from the long running ‘Duncan Trussell’s Family Hour’ podcast) as the basis for the in-universe interviews.

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MHAM: ‘Maniac’ (2019) Presents a Down-to-Earth Depiction of Borderline Personality Disorder in an Otherwise Outlandish World

There is something overwhelmingly lonely about suffering from a condition that is so misunderstood, so feared and so shrouded in stigma that you could go your whole life without seeing it depicted accurately on TV.

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