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Music Singles

Let Them Know: Mabel

★★★★ Her first solo release since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, Mabel’s latest single sees her taking a break from her R&B roots for a taste of house-lite; all with the same energy that sold her earlier work.  Over a sample of RuPaul’s “Supermodel”,  Mabel opens with what can only be described as a […]

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TV

Sashay away, UK. Lawrence, you stay.

“If you can’t love yourself, then how the hell you gonna love somebody else?” The empowering message of self-love announced by Ru Paul, fittingly, at the end of each show. Like the hem of one of Ellie Diamond’s hand-stitched dolly skirts, the second season of the fabulous Ru Paul’s Drag Race UK has come to an […]

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Clap for the UK hun!

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ The second season of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK is a refreshing alternative to the thirteenth installment of the US version. Despite having a huge gap between filming, due to the pandemic, the simpler format and smaller cast mean that the heart of the show hasn’t been lost under layers and layers of pointless […]

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Cult Column Film

Cult Column- But I’m a Cheerleader

In honour of Pride month, I think it is high time to revisit an old classic of cult cinema: Jamie Babbit’s But I’m a Cheerleader. Released in 1999, it has all the fun, campy quirks of a Y2K chick flick but is thematically way ahead of its time. In fact, I may go so far […]

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TV

Underneath the pritt stick and false eyelashes: has Drag Race changed?

When it first aired over a decade ago, RuPaul’s Drag Race was a niche experiment in reality television, broadly unknown outside of its cult following. But combining the most entertaining features of competitions like Project Runway and America’s Next Top Model with drag culture was a recipe for success that no one could have predicted! […]