Features & reviews round-up

// 1 May 2015

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Features & reviews you might have missed from The F-Word in April

This is a new round-up to ensure those who follow us via RSS are made aware of all of the articles we post on our website – it’s also an excuse to re-share the many awesome features and reviews from the past month!

The following links are all to articles published during April.

A Stella performance

Agata Ostrowska watches crime drama The Fall and is impressed by the staunchly feminist approach of the show’s protagonist and her portrayal by Gillian Anderson.

Girls and the city

Ania Ostrowska recommends The Group, a cinematic grandmother of Sex and the City and its cousins.

The leader of the pack?

Dawn Kofie reports on the antics in Raised By Wolves so far and finds the show warm-hearted and often funny, although sometimes a little thin on plot

Dear White People or what happens when we pin all our hopes to one film

Grace Barber-Plentie enjoys Dear White People but only up to a point.

Power for good?

Amelia Handy watches the recent BBC documentary about Hillary Clinton and argues that having female leadership means little if that leader’s policies work to marginalise women on a national and international level.

Dementia is a feminist issue

Women make up two thirds of the people living with dementia in the UK and a huge proportion of carers looking after those living with dementia, yet policy making doesn’t recognise and value them. Nada Savitch speaks to women affected by dementia and calls on young women to change their futures.

Branagh’s Cinderella: two steps back in glass slippers

Corrina Antrobus hails fabulous performances in new live-action Cinderella but is not quite convinced by Branagh’s ‘modernisation’ of the fairy tale.

Flying high with Nightingales

Lissy Lovett finds much to admire in Nightingales, a new take on a Greek myth that deals with rape, revenge and sisterhood.

“Protecting the life of my child”

D H Kelly has a look at Louis Theroux’s recent documentary, focused on the experiences of transgender children and their parents, and considers whether the programmme does justice to their stories.

Rumpy Pumpy! misses the mark

This confused musical about sex work and the Women’s Institute leaves Suzanne Duffy with more questions than it answers.

Earth song(s)

Cazz Blase is convinced by Lila Rose’s emotive plea for environmental and animal welfare on her latest album We.Animals.

Feminist film badass: an interview with Elisabeth Subrin

Sophie Mayer talks to Elisabeth Subrin, director of Shulie, a 1997 shot-for-shot remake of 1967 documentary about Shulamith Firestone during her time as an art student.

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The image is from D H Kelly’s review of Louis Theroux’s recent documentary on transgender children. It shows Crystal/Cole (left, foreground) and Louis Theroux (right, background) in an outdoor scene, with a white house in the background, at dusk. Crystal Cole wears a loose yellow top, blue jeans and white furry boots and is jumping on a pogo stick, while Louis is wearing a navy jumper, navy trousers and brown lace-up boots and stands with his hands in his pockets, his weight somewhat on his right leg and with his left foot forward. Both are smiling casually. Image Credit: BBC/Freddie Claire. Shared under fair dealing.

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