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She kissed a girl and I liked it: finding representation on screen

I was thirteen when I first had feelings for a girl. The butterflies battering in my chest both confused me and excited me. That first crush was the start of six years of grappling to understand my sexuality until I became fully comfortable with it. There were crushes on boys that made me question if […]

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Carol

Shot on Super 16 mm film and saturated with the muted, wintery tones of 1952 Manhattan, Carol is a cinematic masterpiece. Cate Blanchett’s protagonist, Carol, is persuaded by an inquisitive shop assistant in a Santa Claus hat and a perky, red-lipped pout – the exquisitely named Therese Belivet, played by Rooney Mara – to buy […]