Juliette Kay

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Pose FX: intersectionality in race

The first episode of Pose FX opens on a disco ball; we see a New York apartment filled with gorgeous guys and girls. While Pose is indeed a show filled with fun and glamour, it also deals with heavy themes. All the girls in the apartment are trans women and are either Black or Afro-Latina….

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Happy Go Lucky: “A Mood Lifter”

Directed by Mike Leigh, this is a severely underrated film. Our protagonist is a cheerful primary school teacher named Poppy, played by Sally Hawkins. All she can say after having her bike stolen is, “I didn’t even get to say goodbye!”. Her relentless optimism can cause irritation and mistrust, but Poppy blithely ignores this. Interestingly,…

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