Love/Hate Actually

Love/Hate Actually

Over the past week Tandanya Theatre, a mere two-minute walk from our beloved Garden of Unearthly Delights, has been host to some engaging pieces of Fringe pie. One of these pieces is Love/Hate Actually: a unique mix of theatre and comedy written and performed by Amy Currie and Natalie Bochenski. The crux of it? Simply, [...]

Bohemian Rhapsody

Bohemian Rhapsody

Bohemian Rhapsody is first and foremost a film about art. Themes of race, sexuality, and marginalisation are threaded throughout, but they do not define this flick. Instead, this film encourages us to revel in the brilliance of Queen and the everlasting impact of their music; in doing so, we also realise the spectacular nature of [...]

Love, Simon

Love, Simon

Greg Berlanti’s film Love, Simon is a heart-warming, coming-of-age tale that teaches us three important lessons: self-acceptance, general acceptance and that when you talk to someone nice online, they aren’t always a Catfish.   In all seriousness, this film – particularly in our post-Plebiscite Australia which left many people in the LGBT community feeling alienated [...]

Our Giddy Aunts: Queer Readings of Mentors in Children’s Fantasy Fiction

Our Giddy Aunts: Queer Readings of Mentors in Children’s Fantasy Fiction

With the recent revelation that Dumbledore, our favourite gay wizard, won’t be all that gay in the next Fantastic Beasts movie, I think it’s fair to say that the tide has finally turned; J. K. Rowling’s table-scrap representation is no longer enough. Readers are no longer satisfied with post publication declarations that an unaddressed, unimportant [...]

A Trip Down David Lynch’s ‘Mulholland Drive’ (A New Year’s Suggestion)

A Trip Down David Lynch’s ‘Mulholland Drive’ (A New Year’s Suggestion)

Awarded the position of ‘Greatest film of the 21st Century’ by a team of 177 critics, it is impossible to deny the worth of Mulholland Drive. Even someone as critical of director David Lynch’s work as Roger Ebert acknowledged the great achievements of the film, stating his feeling that Lynch had been ‘working toward’ the [...]

Ethical Media Consumption: Is it Just a Question of Conscience?

Ethical Media Consumption: Is it Just a Question of Conscience?

  It is likely that you have come into contact with media content involving some of the following people: Rolf Harris, Kevin Spacey, Woody Allen, Johnny Depp, or Harvey Weinstein. Even if you haven’t, you probably recognise their names. You might even realise why they’re in that list; all of them have been embroiled in [...]