Creator of Making It: Women in Film
Why Ari Aster's Midsommar Is One of the Scariest Movies of All Time
There is something special about the air when the sky is blue. It is fresh, clean, and as you feel it fill your lungs, it is almost as if you’re breathing for the very first time. Now imagine a golden field of flowers around you and sense the green grass you tickle your feet.
The New Wave of Filmmakers on YouTube
A couple of weeks back, I started a podcast with my friend Shania Bethune, called “Making It: Women in Film” (shameless self-plug), where we sit down with women who work in the film and TV industry. We wanted to create a space where women could speak about and share their experiences and opinions, and where aspiring filmmakers could ask for advice and get answers relevant to their position and dreams.
I Was Wrong: 'Cuties' Sexually Exploits Children. And No—The Context Does Not Matter.
Warning: This piece talks about the sexual exploitation of real children as well as spoilers for the movie "Cuties". When Netflix announced that the French film “Cuties” (Mignonnes) would be released on their platform September 9th, people were immediately outraged. The poster featured four young girls clad in tight crop tops and booty shorts in very easily sexualised positions. The description initially read:
Inside the Minds of White Supremacist Women | Book Review: Sisters in Hate
When we discuss the threat of white nationalists and their ‘movement’, tattooed skinheads, greasy incels, and men in white robes with tiki torches is often what comes to mind. On a more general note: men. We think of men; of Hitler and his soldiers and Trump and his supports. And yet, women made up roughly half of Hitler’s voters, and 53% of white women voted for Trump. White women have always played an integral part in the persistence of white nationalism, to ignore their involvement would be a grave mistake.
Taking Time to Breathe in a World on Fire
I don’t think I stand alone when I say that the air has been tight lately; from the global pandemic that has changed our lives forever, to the ever prevailing injustices and regressions happening in across the world. While we are a fiery generation and while I love the invigorating feeling of being part and fighting alongside movements I believe in with all of my heart and soul, the weight of it all does become heavy at times.
I May Destroy You and the Hazards of Online Echo Chambers
This article contains spoilers for I May Destroy You as well as talk of rape and sexual assault. Every day, millions of people interact with each other across timelines and feeds, organised by algorithms that analyse your every move to calculate the perfect online sphere for you. In many ways, this sounds wonderful, and in many ways, it is.
A Spectator’s Indulgence of the Merging of Hannibal Lecter and Will Graham | Analysing Television's Most Mesmerising Dynamic
WARNING This essay contains some descriptions of gore and violence, as well as spoilers for all seasons of Hannibal. I highly encourage you to listen to the soundtrack while reading this.
Why Do You Feel Entitled to Accept an Apology that is Not Made for You? Jenna Marbles, Shane Dawson, Halle Berry, and more.
In the past few years, the conversation around holding people accountable for their actions has been very hostile. You have people deliberately searching for tweets with slurs to find out a now big YouTuber said something homophobic when they were 14 and now want them off the face of the planet, where it’s quite clear the goal is not to hold them accountable or promote growth, but playing God.
We Need to Talk About Copaganda | Brooklyn Nine-Nine and the Future for Cops on Screen
As the Black Lives Matter movement and protests against police brutality have reached a boiling point in the past few weeks, following the horrendous murder of George Floyd by a police officer, many discussions about accountability and media influence have sparked.
DISCLOSURE, J.K. Rowling, & Why the Narrative of Violent Trans Women in Pop-Culture Has to Change
For the past few days, #TransWomenAreWomen has been trending on Twitter. This is after Stephen King tweeted just that which got J.K. Rowling to unfollow him and delete a tweet where she thanked and praised him (after he retweeted an excerpt from a thread of hers).