FROM THE VAULTS: This is The End

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Director Samantha Strauss talks to DIVA about dying with dignity, living with none, and making every day count BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE As the global population continues to age, conversations about end of life care and assisted dying weave in and out of the mainstream consciousness. It’s those very conversations that make up the central, ethical [….]

FROM THE VAULTS: Bad and beyond

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Twenty years since it first hit our screens, Emma O’Brien on why Bad Girls was an intersectional feminist dream come true BY EMMA O’BRIEN Judging by friends’ responses, and the occasional over-animated Twitter debate, there’s a general consensus that the big moment in representation for queer teenagers in the late 90s was when we all [….]

SCREEN: Ruby Rose steps down from her role as Batwoman after one season

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“This was not a decision I made lightly” BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE VIA INSTAGRAM After just one season in the iconic Kate Kane aka Batwoman role, Ruby Rose has announced that she is quitting. The news comes just as the show concluded its first season on Sunday night.  The CW network show made history as [….]

SCREEN: Five of the best characters from Orange Is The New Black

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The ladies from Litchfield we can’t help but love BY CARRIE LYELL AND DANIELLE MUSTARDE Poussey Washington, Samira Wiley via GIPHY “My name is Poussey. Accent a droite, bitch” Truly, how could anyone not fall for Poussey? That smile. That laugh. And the fact she stays true to herself. She’ll always be our number one [….]

The long read: Avocado Toast

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DIVA editor Carrie Lyell shares a cup of tea and slice of Avocado Toast with the cast and crew of our favourite new web series BY CARRIE LYELL It’s been a long time coming – four years in the making – but new web series Avocado Toast is more than worth the wait, and even [….]

FROM THE VAULTS: What’s it like to be a stylist on Queer Eye?

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Can you believe? DIVA meets Nadia Durham, wardrobe stylist on the Netflix smash hit  BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE, IMAGE BY RAY J RICH If you’re anything like #TeamDIVA then you’ll also love binge-watching the Fab Five work their super stylin’ magic on Queer Eye. But behind-the-queens there are other creative hands at work…  Enter wardrobe stylist Nadia Durham. Based [….]

Five of the best fictional lez/bi bosses

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Our favourite women on top BY DIVA STAFF Helen Stewart, Bad Girls What we wouldn’t do for Wing Governor Helen Stewart. The Bad Girls boss, played by Simone Lahbib, might not have done things by the book, but that’s what made us – and Nikki – fall for her in the first place… Bette Porter, [….]