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hot_girls-wantedGirls next door who do porn

Rashida Jones’ documentary Hot Girls Wanted might not be the hard-hitting exposé of the porn industry you were expecting – but perhaps it’s not meant to be, writes Lusana Taylor

Lusana Taylor // 10 October 2015

Categories: Films, Reviews

Calm down, it’s a festival of feminist theatre

Mary Paterson finds Calm Down Dear, a festival of innovative feminist performance, has a lot to say about the conventions of looking at women

Mary Paterson // 6 October 2015

Categories: Reviews, Theatre

rsz_1rsz_clamsHappy as a clam at high water

Cazz Blase enjoys the vintage sounds of Shannon and The Clams latest album Gone By The Dawn

Cazz Blase // 5 October 2015

Categories: Music, Reviews

Not very happily ever after

Lyndsey Claire is nonplussed by fairytale-themed Damsel/Wife/Witch: the cast do well, but the story is simplistic and repetitive

Lyndsey Claire // 28 September 2015

Categories: Reviews, Theatre

Unreal_constance_zimmer - sqA lesson in reality

Nick Beard watches UnREAL, a drama that takes a wry look at the construction of reality TV and its effects on both the contestants and those behind the scenes

Nick Beard // 27 September 2015

Categories: Reviews, Television

The impressive tawa’if

Holly Black finds the stories of the tawa’if remarkable and worthwhile, though the presentation at the exhibition at the Royal Geographical Society is hard to follow

Holly Black // 14 September 2015

Categories: Art, Reviews

To see me is to love me

A weak and uncertain supporting cast lets down an otherwise fascinating Salomé for Kat Wootton

Katherine Wootton // 10 September 2015

Categories: Reviews, Theatre

Asking For It FI copyIs this the most important book of 2015?

Consent and victim-blaming in the age of the smartphone: we should all be talking about Louise O'Neill's Asking For It, says Gemma Fraser

Gemma Fraser // 3 September 2015

Categories: Books, Reviews, Uncategorized

Bebe Council of Girls - squareFeminist South Park

The creators of this long-running cartoon are open about its wide-ranging offensiveness, but does it sometimes subvert dominant norms to illustrate the raw deal girls often get? Victoria Brewster considers the case

Victoria Brewster // 2 September 2015

Categories: Reviews, Television

The-Second-Mother_copyright_Gullane-Filmes_Aline-Arruda_CROPOn love and abandonment: The Second Mother

Huma Munshi is touched by The Second Mother, Brazilian director Anna Muylaert’s film about a domestic worker that questions rigid social hierarchies as well as obvious familial arrangements

Huma Munshi // 1 September 2015

Categories: Films, Reviews

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