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.”

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?”