Michaela Coel, the mastermind behind one of the UK’s funniest TV shows right now, openly confesses that she really enjoys making people uncomfortable . Well, the truth is that she is extremely good at it. Chewing Gum, as well as being disgustingly funny and refreshingly honest, has moments that made me cringe so much I […]

Diary of a Teenage Girl (Marielle Heller, 2015): Real Talk

Writer/Director Marielle Heller’s debut feature film Diary of a Teenage Girl will, I hope, be regarded as a significant coming of age film for girls everywhere for a very long time. It also happens to be the first in a long list of 52 films, one a week, by women directors that I watched. I could […]

The Falling: Being a Teenage Girl Sucks

1. Do you want to watch a film that deals with the inherent emotional and physical issues of being a teenage girl, suppression of emotion, feminism and female friendship whilst simultaneously channeling David Lynch, Nicholas Roeg and Carrie in terms of aesthetic, atmosphere and creepiness.

Hot Girls Wanted (Jill Bauer & Ronna Gradus, 2015): Interesting, but Nothing New

There is one message ‘Hot Girls Wanted’ is trying to push and it is this; Porn can be exploitative. It’s surprising, in the age of the ever-growing internet, that we need to be reminded of this but I suppose there must be at least one person who is unaware of how manipulative and exploitative the […]