How to reclaim queerbaiting: A guide to professional shipping

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“By shipping your favourite couple you take part in the resistance – you’re subverting heteronormativity” BY FELICITAS SOPHIE VAN LAAK. IMAGE NETFLIX. Lesbihonest, we have all watched that TV show that had us losing sleep over two characters who simply should be together, albeit the writers do not think so. Luckily, there is fanfiction.  Also [….]

Deep Water: DIVA meets Faye Marsay

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ITV drops its gripping, women-led drama – and you’re bound to be hooked BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE. IMAGE ITV PICTURES. Looking for something utterly binge-worthy to watch? Let us point you in the direction of ITV’s new, northern-set drama, Deep Water. Centred on the increasingly intertwining lives of three women – including mother-of-three, Lisa, played by Anna Friel [….]

Lez/bi Queer Eye: who would be the female fab five?

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Listen up, Netflix! This is the Queer Eye we deserve  BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS We all know Queer Eye is essential viewing at this point, but we couldn’t help fantasising about how the line-up would look if we were granted our wish of a female version of the fab five.  Buckle up because we’ve got some [….]

Mishel Prada: “VIDA is a love letter to Latinx neighbourhoods”

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Danielle Mustarde chats to VIDA’s Mishel Prada as series two drops WORDS DANIELLE MUSTARDE. IMAGE MARI (CHELSEA RENDON) AND EMMA (MISHEL PRADA) If you haven’t already heard of queer, US, Latinx series VIDA, just where have you been? We interviewed stars of the muy bueno series, Ser Anzoategui and Mishel Prada, way back in October [….]

Student Pride calls out the BBC over Strictly same-sex partner controversy

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“Two women or two men – indeed anyone regardless of their gender identity – can dance together, in any style” BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS In the fifteen years that Strictly Come Dancing has aired on the BBC, they have never included a same-sex couple… This year, National Student Pride are calling on the BBC to include [….]

OPINION: Ackley Bridge and why “box-ticking” isn’t always bad

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Josie Le Vay is glued to Channel 4’s diverse drama BY JOSIE LE VAY I was talking to my friend the other day, who told me she wouldn’t watch Ackley Bridge, the new Channel 4 school drama, because it’s “trying to tick too many boxes”. In a way, I get where she’s coming from. It [….]