FROM THE VAULTS: The scenes that shaped how I see sex

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Lexi Bickell takes DIVA on a journey through her viewing history  BY LEXI BICKELL It’s no secret that TV and film are incredibly influential. They hold sway over the opinions we form about everything from politics, to food and sex, both when we’re growing up and as adults. With the average UK adult watching three [….]

SCREEN: Five of the best real life lez/bi women on screen

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Real life LGBTQI icons who made it onto the big screen BY EMMA SMART Virginia Woolf in The Hours  Convincing and heart-breaking as a Virginia struggling mentally towards the end of her life, Nicole Kidman deservedly took home the Academy award for best actress for this moving portrait of the bisexual author.   Daphne Du [….]

SCREEN: They Them Us is a new LGBTQI drama exploring non-binary identities

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DIVA chats to writer and director Jane Marlow all about her new TV pilot, They Them Us BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS They Them Us is a new LGBTQI drama exploring the main character Suze’s journey towards acceptance when it comes to gender identity. It’s incredibly raw and honest in its exploration of what it means to [….]

Guess the film with our #LESMOJICHALLENGE 😂

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Fancy a challenge? We’ve re-written some of our fave lez/bi films using emojis 🎬 BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE Love ’em or hate ’em, emojis are here to stay. So, in praise of the pure, unadulterated joy and poetry of the emoji, we’ve put together the #LesmojiChallenge!  Can you guess which films we’ve recreated? Don’t forgot to tweet [….]

SCREEN: Season’s Greetings review

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An Indian film all about the hope and happiness of queer identities BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS Set in Kolkata, India, Season’s Greetings is a complex mother and daughter drama that deals with various LGBTQI issues such as Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, which criminalises homosexuality, in a subtle yet powerful way. It’s both poetic [….]

SCREEN: Five of the best lesbian and bisexual best friends

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Who wouldn’t want these babes as a BFF? BY DIVA STAFF, IMAGE VIA NETFLIX Lena Waithe in Master Of None Everyone needs a level headed lesbian best friend like Denise. Quick with the quips and witty remarks but also wise with soulful advice for main guy Dev, Denise is definitely our choice for BFF. Sandra [….]

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 [….]