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 [….]

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, [….]

SCREEN: Time to say goodbye to Vida

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The stars of Vida chat to DIVA about their time on the wonderfully diverse show INTERVIEW BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE, WORDS BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS After three seasons of heartwarming queer characters and beautifully tender moments we’re very sad to say that Vida, the show that has set the bar extremely high for diversity and representation on [….]

Five of the best trans TV characters

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To celebrate #TDOV2020, here’s our list of trans TV characters you will love BY KAT HALSTEAD, IMAGE VIA INSTAGRAM Happy Trans Day Of Visibility! We’re celebrating by watching some of our favourite TV shows with uplifting, heart-warming and realistic trans characters that we have grown to love over the years. Here are five of the [….]