Tag: funny

Film

Jane Fonda and the funny feminism of 9 to 5

Jane Fonda might have reinvented herself more times than any other Hollywood star. From sex goddess to activist to Oscar winner to fitness video instructor to Netflix regular, she has shed so many identities that perhaps her defining characteristic is her ability to adapt. She’s a fascinating figure, with the extraordinary tenacity it takes to…

TV

The philosophy of… Fleabag and Killing Eve

Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s presentation of feminism is sensational, both Fleabag and Killing Eve are sophisticated works of art. They’re funny, emotional and moving. But they also dissolve stigma around sexual liberation. The presentation of female sexuality and agency in both Killing Eve and Fleabag is a welcome breath of fresh air. Debunking myths surrounding sexuality and…

Arts

Review: Stacy at London’s Etcetera Theatre

Inkwell Productions set up by UEA students Seàn Bennett and Keelan Swift-Stalley with their friend Ruby Lambert, staged Jack Thorne’s Stacy, at Etcetera Theatre, London. Ned Caderni and Caoimhe Blair both made their debuts, in producing and directing respectively. The one-man play follows Rob, played by Peter Hardingham. In his twenties and working as a…

Film

Oscar Bait: The Death of Cinema?

The Academy Awards, or more simply known as Oscars, were first awarded in 1929, and now their 91st annual ceremony is right around the corner. Awards are given out for the year’s best film, acting, directing, writing, editing, cinematography… and the list goes on. Despite the Academy’s “dedication” to the filmmaking art, the real cultural…

Sex Survey 2019

The truth about sex work

The sex industry is something everyone is aware of but hardly anyone speaks of their experiences with it. With many students struggling to juggle their social life with the financial restrictions of their maintenance loan, the sex industry is a way that students can earn a little extra on the side. The sugar daddy industry…

Sex Survey 2019

The farcical one night stand

I’m sure all of us are all too familiar with the tale: it’s first year, first semester, you’re at the LCR, and you’ve most definitely had one too many blue VK’s. Girl sees boy, girl says two words to boy, and boy responds by falling on top of girl. It’s at that moment you conclude…

Arts

Upcoming: Peddling at the Maddermarket Theatre

Official figures released in early 2018 showed that almost 5,000 people sleep rough across England every year, and that the number has increased with 169 percent in less than a decade. This acute issue is rarely addressed within the cultural world, which makes Harry Melling’s play Peddling so arresting. The hour-long one-man show, which will…

Global

Pranksters to be driven away from YouTube under new rules

When Jake Paul strapped on a blindfold and took to the busy Los Angeles streets he was probably hoping for some views on his YouTube channel and for his ‘bird box challenge’ to go viral. While it might have got views, the reaction that has followed couldn’t be further from positive. Following a rise in…

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Editors’ Picks

Johanne: In 2018, it was ten years since the Nobel Prize winning playwright Harold Pinter passed away. To commemorate the man who has been called the greatest British playwright of the 20th century, the London theatre bearing his name has teamed up with the Jamie Lloyd Company to present all of Pinter’s twenty one-act plays…

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