Lesbian Film Review: Gray Matters [2007]

In my review of Imagine Me and You I said it was a lesbian version of the British rom-com. Gray Matters is the lesbian version of the screwball comedy. Neither of these films is particularly groundbreaking, they’re not going to revolutionize the world. They’re not the world’s best films, but they certainly deserve to do better…

Classical Film Review: Dad’s Army [1971]

Dad’s Army once held- and perhaps still does- the crown of Britain’s favourite sitcom. This film is much a prequel, outlining how the small seaside town of Walmington-on-Sea’s inept Home Guard was brought together, with the indomitable Mainwaring making sure he is the Captain of the platoon. When put on manoeuvres by a visiting Major-General,…

Best Ever Gluten Free and Low Carb Lasagna!

Lasagna was one of my favourite childhood dishes. Since my mother has quite the flair for Italian cookery it appeared often and was always amazing. 10 years ago, when I stopped being able to eat gluten, red meat and heavy dairy, lasagna was sorely missed. There are a number of gluten-free lasagna versions, most involving…

Fashion: Stylishly Disabled!

Fashion and disability aren’t generally words we see in the same sentence. In 2008 I was part of a BBC3 show called Britain’s Missing Top Model, which aimed to redress the lack of diversity in the modelling world… yes, 2008. The fashion world has made strides forwards in the years since when it comes to…

Galentine’s Day: The Best Gluten Free Waffles

My best friend, Clara, and I are huge fans of the TV series Parks and Recreation. We’re all for the star of the show: female empowering, gal pal supporting Leslie Knope. In the 22nd episode of the show Leslie created Galentine’s Day; traditionally celebrated the day before Valentines Day it’s the perfect chance to get…

Classical Film Review: Brighton Rock [1947]

Brighton Rock opens with a disclaimer that the town it depicts is of the past; “another Brighton of dark alleyways and festering slums…crime and violence and gang warfare…now happily no more;. And yet the film, based on Graham Green’s 1938 pre-war novel, stands up so well because of its prescience about the post-war period. Greene…