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Shows like Dear White People, I May Destroy You and Insecure are to be applauded for focusing on friendships between black women. But, argues, Aysha Abdulrazak, to what extent are these being informed by a white supremacist lens? And who are they for?
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Homemade sees 17 acclaimed and upcoming filmmakers from around the world respond to the pandemic and quarantine experience during the first few months of lockdown.
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Unorthodox tells the story of Esther Shapiro and her struggle to live life on her terms, away from the ultra orthodox Jewish community she was born into. But, says Maryam Ahmad, the mini-series casts a compassionate eye, not just on Esther, but all the characters involved.
Read More “Unorthodox – a sensitive retelling of one woman’s journey of self-discovery”
As the internet will have no doubt reminded you, staying at home and catching up on some Netflix is now officially *heroic*. Here’s an eclectic mix of streaming recommendations from our contributors.
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Netflix’s latest rom-com offering, Always Be My Maybe, sidesteps the monotony of the genre and presents a product fit for a 2019 audience.
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After Burberry’s recent fashion “faux pas” with its fall/winter 2019 collection, Helen Long considers how brands need to be more responsible when it comes to the depiction of violence and suicide.
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Netflix is turning towards investigative journalism, and two of its new series reveal the depths of corporate crime and corruption. But how should we respond to crimes that are seen as “business as usual”?
Read More “Crime or Capitalism? Netflix’s Rotten and Dirty Money”
TV comedies Jane the Virgin and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend centre and celebrate women’s experiences heralding a bright, new future for the romantic comedy genre.
Read More “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Jane the Virgin & the Female Gaze”