Author Archive: Rebekah Galbraith

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We Are Not A Plot Device

We Are Not A Plot Device

by / July 23, 2012 / No Comments

Tracking the progress of lesbianism on the screen.

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Bent

Bent

by / May 14, 2012 / No Comments

Not your average morning after A review of Weekend (2011) Dir: Andrew Haigh Cast: Tom Cullen, Chris New Running time: 97 minutes.  Touching the issue of sex in film can prove to be more trouble than it’s worth. They hit the extremes; attempting to be more ‘realistic’ unfortunately paints sex as our antagonist, something to [...]

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Bent

Bent

by / March 4, 2012 / [ 9 Comments ]

ALMOST (SUDDENLY) FAMOUS I don’t mean to alarm you, but lesbians are everywhere. From Sappho to the hushed Sewing Circles of Hollywood’s golden age, lesbians have been tipping the velvet underground throughout history, with not so much as a second glance. So why now? Why have we suddenly been thrust into the pink spotlight? Bisexual [...]

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Let the sun shine in

Let the sun shine in

by / October 11, 2010 / No Comments

Summer is a bitch. It’s hot, it’s uncomfortable … also public nudity is still frowned upon. It’s that time of year again, where Wellington has two sun-drenched days and a ‘state of summer’ is unanimously declared. Never mind that it’s only just October, never mind exams are looming like a guillotine, it’s freaking summer! Get [...]

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The akwardness of sex-ed

The akwardness of sex-ed

by / October 4, 2010 / No Comments

So this puberty thing lasts about a week right? Standing at Mobil late one winter evening hopping about with my hands stuffed in my pockets, I noticed a crowd was starting to gather. I had just told the attendant via intercom quite loudly that I was in dire need of a four-pack of Cottonsofts. Avoiding [...]

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Oh internets, I love thee!

Oh internets, I love thee!

by / September 27, 2010 / No Comments

I think you should come over to Myspace so I can Twitter your Facebook Since the dawn of Windows 95, students have found themselves scrambling at the eleventh hour to deliver their assignments on time. Sneaking along the corridor, mentally kicking themselves for not doing this earlier, students question how exactly they woke up, prepared [...]

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Harry Potter and the …

Harry Potter and the …

by / September 20, 2010 / No Comments

Shut up J.K. Rowling, just shut up! Ten years ago, making any attempt to disrespect the House of J.K. Rowling and her fantastical world of wizards, Quidditch, and He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named was a move towards a public flagellation. Sure, there were children who disliked the books, but I remember that at the time, most would rather shrivel [...]

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Don’t feed it after midnight

Don’t feed it after midnight

by / September 13, 2010 / No Comments

This is like my last supper; let’s have McDonalds! At an early age, I decided my mother gave the best hugs in the entire history of mankind. Not that I was a promiscuous child, but I have hugged a fair few people, enough to know that their hugging styles paled in comparison. But as I [...]

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Hair ye, hair ye

Hair ye, hair ye

by / September 6, 2010 / No Comments

Relax. I’ll just cut a bit here and … Oh shit. Birthdays seem to go hand in hand with relatives trotting out photographs of your younger self you wish did not exist. Forced to relive those mortifying moments when your parents were still the dictators of your wardrobe, you notice an unsightly trend as each [...]

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This is your fault, Ross Geller

This is your fault, Ross Geller

by / August 16, 2010 / No Comments

It is understood that once you are in a reasonable state of consciousness in the morning, you check your emails. While most of them are updates from Facebook or spam suggesting herbal enhancers, occasionally an email with an innovative subject line will find its way through to your account. Last Tuesday was such a morning [...]

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