SCREEN: Portrait Of A Lady On Fire

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Danielle Mustarde meets the stars of this gorgeous new French flick ahead of its UK cinema release BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE Speaking at a BAFTA Screenwriter’s Lecture at the end of 2019, French screenwriter Céline Sciamma (Water Lilies, Tomboy, Girlhood) explains of her writing process: “I do have my way of doing it, I guess at [….]

DATING: The dating (trans)action

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Why sometimes self-love is the first step to finding love BY FREIYA BENSON It’s 6.30pm, and I’m sitting in a pub waiting for my final date to turn up. I say final here, because I mean I’m pretty much done with dating, and honestly, if this doesn’t work out I’m considering just calling it quits. [….]

BOOKS: Join Sophie Ward’s book launch via Zoom this evening

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After being long-listed for the 2020 Booker Prize, Love And Other Thought Experiments launches in paper-back format today BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS You may already be pretty excited about Love And Other Thought Experiments by Sophie Ward as it was announced last week as one of the novels long listed novels for the Booker Prize for Fiction [….]

MUSIC: Sarah Walk drops new single Nobody Knows

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Nobody Knows is the latest offering from Sarah’s upcoming album Another Me, due later this month  BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS Sarah Walk is wasting no time in the run up to her sophomore album Another Me and is giving us plenty of singles and music videos while we wait. Nobody Knows is her latest offering, and [….]

FROM THE VAULTS: Beyond the binary

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A very brief introduction to gender non-conforming cultures around the world BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE “The workings of gender are key to our identities, intimate relationships, everyday experiences, and social and cultural positioning,” begins Sally Hines, associate professor at The University Of Leeds and author of recently published book Is Gender Fluid? “Understandings, and thus practices, [….]

OPINION: No recognition of bisexuality

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Jovana Ivetic explores if it’s easier to come out as gay than bi BY JOVANA IVETIC Bisexuality is the romantic or sexual attraction towards both males and females, or to more than one sex or gender. The modern definition of it started to take form in the 19th century. Two centuries later, bisexuals still have [….]

OPINION: Being an intersex lesbian

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Diana James on the impact that fear and misunderstanding can have on the intersex community BY DIANA JAMES For many intersex lesbians, on entering a lesbian space physically or online, you take a deep breath, your heart beats faster, but what you are feeling is not excitement it is fear. The toxic “debate” around gender, [….]