Stop Burying the Gays: Why Do Queer Love Stories Rarely Have Happy Endings?

The portrayal of homosexual relationships in popular media and fiction has always been fraught with public backlash and difficulties. From queerbaiting to the incessant use of the ‘bury your gays’ trope, it seems like a successful and wholesome LGBTQ+ pairing is rare, even in current, so-called enlightened times. Get ready for a whistle stop tourContinue reading “Stop Burying the Gays: Why Do Queer Love Stories Rarely Have Happy Endings?”

5 Reasons We Need Bridgerton in 2021.

Bridgerton has been a super popular show, providing escapism and entertainment for millions of Netflix viewers around the world. All episodes of this 8-part series went onto Netflix at the end of December- and viewers have been hooked ever since. This series is a brilliant production by Shondaland, and with more series already rumoured toContinue reading “5 Reasons We Need Bridgerton in 2021.”

Local Journalist Tackling Taboos with New Podcast

Local young journalist Niamh Brownhill is aiming to tackle society’s taboo subjects head on in her new podcast, Talking Taboo with Niamh. Niamh is a student journalist currently in her final year at Sheffield College and won the BBC’s National Young Reporter award last year for her brilliant piece, ‘I Quit College to Care forContinue reading “Local Journalist Tackling Taboos with New Podcast”

The Importance of Virtual Events in 2020.

COVID-19 has changed the way almost all industries work, including the entertainment industry. Concerts and shows have suddenly been cancelled or postponed whilst the people who work behind the scenes have suddenly stopped working for the foreseeable future.  This had led to events being held virtually via live stream and charities being formed to helpContinue reading “The Importance of Virtual Events in 2020.”

Five Films Set in Sheffield

The proud Steel City is famous for being the home of two amazing football teams, industrial heritage and an all-round beautiful city – but did you know about the thriving films set here? Sheffield doesn’t have a walk of fame for nothing! Obviously, Sheffield is a unique city unlike any other – so it’s noContinue reading “Five Films Set in Sheffield”

The Queen’s Gambit: Female Genius or Femme Fatale?

On the 23rd of October, Netflix released its original limited series The Queen’s Gambit, starring Anya Taylor-Joy as the orphaned chess prodigy Beth Harmon to immense critical acclaim. Based on the 1983 novel of the same name by Walter Trevis, it follows the beautiful, intellectual but deeply troubled Kentucky orphan who, from a young age,Continue reading “The Queen’s Gambit: Female Genius or Femme Fatale?”