Author — Rebekah Galbraith

Author Archive: Rebekah Galbraith

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23/07/12

Tracking the progress of lesbianism on the screen.

14/05/12

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 [...]

04/03/12

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 [...]

11/10/10

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 [...]

04/10/10

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 [...]

27/09/10

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 [...]

20/09/10

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 [...]

13/09/10

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 [...]

06/09/10

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 [...]