If you’ve ever been curious about the way porn is made, Rashida Jones’s Hot Girls Wanted documentaries are an essential watch. They delve into the porn industry to discover the lack of safeguards in place to protect actors from exploitation: it’s a male-dominated industry, with men taking the roles as agents, directors, and production company […]Read More Creating Ethical Porn in an Unethical Industry – The Problem with Porn Today and How It’s Changing
Hi there. It’s been a while I last posted, and that’s mostly due to being busy at university and having an up-and-down time with my mental health – so, this article is a little different to what I usually post on here, but as a way of showing that this blog is not dead, and […]Read More What It’s Like to Dream Whilst Being Awake: An Introduction to Life with Depersonalisation-Derealisation
This article acts as a sequel to a piece written about porn in Black Mirror last year, so I’d recommend taking a cheeky peek at that one over here before reading this one. There’s also major spoilers for series four throughout this article, and a trigger warning for discussion of sexual abuse, so careful with this, […]Read More What’s Up With All the Sexual Deviancy in ‘Black Mirror’?
All four of The Defenders have seen some crap. In fact, they all continue to get themselves into seriously messed up situations time and time again, and probably need a good therapy session. Yet, without their past traumatic experiences, Jessica Jones, Daredevil, Luke Cage and Iron Fist probably wouldn’t have discovered each other and teamed up […]Read More How Netflix United ‘The Defenders’ With The Team’s Past Trauma
If you sat in the cinema theatre after watching Spider Man: Homecoming saying to yourself, “Wow, having Peter Parker fail so frequently throughout this film and clumsily navigate his way through dangerous missions really has a lot to say about how making mistakes can really be a strong learning experience for a young person to help them […]Read More ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ On How Messing Up Can Actually Be A Good Thing
When Emma Watson was cast as Belle for the live-action adaptation of Beauty And The Beast, it was pretty much confirmed that this new version of the well-loved story was going to have an underlying feminist message beneath it — and it certainly hasn’t failed to deliver just that. Amidst the controversies of the discussions about […]Read More What ‘Beauty And The Beast’ Teaches Us About Girls’ Education
So to start this off: I know Lovelace is not the only film out there to depict an abusive relationship on the big screen. I know that it’s not the most fantastically accurate representation of an abusive relationship out there. I know that it fails to address a lot of the abuse and controversy surrounding […]Read More ‘Lovelace’: An Insight Into the Reality of an Abusive Relationship