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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‘Mistress America’ (2015): Lady Bird’s Almost-Sister and The Sense of Self

If we take a step back, it becomes obvious that Tracy is the classic Holden Caulfield type of unreliable narrator armed with the quick-witted social observations of a Baumbach script.

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‘Lady Bird’ (2017) is a Love Letter to Sacramento

It’s 8pm the day before Christmas, and I have just come home from running the last errands of the day. It’s raining a bit, enough for the streets to reflect the Christmas lights on the windowsills. It’d snowed a while ago, but by now it had mostly melted away – on one side of the…

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