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Saturday 5 July 2014
Opinion TV

the female news

Caitlin Gordon-King
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‘When I started [in journalism], females were a little bit of a novelty,’ said The Morning Show co-host Kylie Gillies, in a 2013 interview with news.com. Some might call this an understatement. In 1986, when Gillies was a 17-year-old cadet, women represented less than one quarter of Australian television news presenters. At the time, Australian reporters…
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Friday 4 July 2014
Opinion TV

tv talk: afghan star

Wida Tausif
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Can talent shows such as Afghan Star transform Afghanistan’s outlook on women?   Afghan Star is a TV talent show, similar to American Idol, that started up in Kabul about eight years ago. For those that do not know much about American Idol or this show, Afghan Star is a popular reality television show which searches…
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Saturday 28 June 2014
TV

tv review: carlotta

Rosie Hunt
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The ABC has broadcast a number of outstanding historical telemovies of late: from Paper Giants to Mabo, these period dramas have told stories of amazing Australians and documented social change in our country’s recent past. The latest offering in line with this trend is Carlotta, a film based on the life of Carol Byron, a…
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Friday 13 June 2014
Film TV

interview: matt palazzolo, creator of webseries bloomers

Wida Tausif
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Meet Matt Palazzolo, one of the creators of the web series Bloomers. Matt is an actor, screenwriter, filmmaker, and director based in Los Angeles. He is best known for originating the role of Fever, a street prostitute in the NAACP Award-winning musical City Kid. He has been recognised for his performance in the indie feature…
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Saturday 7 June 2014
Film TV

edie falco on ageing

Serena Walton
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Edie Falco has enjoyed a long career in Hollywood, in an industry that places great emphasis on beauty and youthful appearance. In a recent interview about ageing whether or not it had affected her career, Falco commented on Hollywood’s ageism, and her own experiences in the industry. ‘It continues to get better and more rewarding…
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Tuesday 27 May 2014
Film TV

offspring: trash or treasure?

Rosie Hunt
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There has been plenty of good television on Australian screens of late. From Redfern Now to Rake to Janet King, it seems that roles for Australian actors have become increasingly complex and varied in recent years. But can we put Channel Ten’s hit drama Offspring in this category of quality? The commercial network is not…
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Wednesday 16 April 2014
Arts Comedy Sexuality Theatre TV

ladies of comedy: sarah jane

lip magazine
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  Showing at The Butterfly Club as part of this year’s Melbourne International Comedy Festival, That Sexy Show shamelessly tackles the topic of sex in a game show style with not a boundary in sight! Hosted by self-proclaimed ‘sex geek’, Sarah Jane along with team captains Geraldine Hickey and Adam Knox, this strictly 18+ show features a rotating panel of…
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Tuesday 15 April 2014
Featured Opinion TV

little bird: the hidden strength of sansa stark

Chloe King
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  Warning: There will be spoilers. On 7 April, Game of Thrones returned to Australian screens with the eagerly awaited season four – and it was undeniably stunning. Chock full of drama, humour, grief, death, and the dangerously beautiful CGI dragons, the first episode provided everything that GOT fans were promised – and more. Sure,…
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Monday 7 April 2014
Sexuality Television TV

tv talk: sex in the broad city

Patricia Tobin
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Cult-comedy Broad City recently wrapped up its first season and judging from the above quote taken from its series finale, with Broad City, almost anything sexual is on the menu. Broad City began as a web series that was known for its ‘sneak attack feminism‘. The TV series has the show’s creators Abbi Jacobson and…
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Tuesday 1 April 2014
TV

true detective and the absence of women

Claire Gaynor
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Two male detectives arrive at a crime scene. In a small clearing, in the midst of still-smouldering crops, is a dead woman. She is naked and blindfolded, with large antlers atop her unruly hair, and is poised in a sacrificial manner. This is Louisiana in 1995. Merely the beginning of what is to be a…
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Sunday 30 March 2014
News TV

in brief: university of iowa rejects lena dunham

Bridget Conway
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With the fourth season of Girls on the horizon for airing in 2015, I’m sure many of you out there are super psyched to see just want Lena Dunham has concocted next for her band of ladies. I am, however, not looking forward to the next season – I find the show barely relatable and…
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Wednesday 19 March 2014
Culture Film TV

screenshot: murder she wrote

Emma Nobel
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What do a wealthy Melbourne aristocrat, the adult child of a career criminal and a sheriff detective dealing in the supernatural have in common? They’re some of the newest protagonists leading the charge in television’s latest wave of hit crime dramas – a posse of plucky women signalling a renaissance in a genre that’s slowly…
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Wednesday 5 February 2014
Books TV

lip lit: the HBO effect

Lou Heinrich
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There is nothing so delicious as losing yourself in an excellent TV series. You lie static on the couch for hours; when you go to work, your mind is full of the characters’ concerns; you even dream about them. When you pop the DVD in the player for one more episode before bedtime, tears erupt…
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Friday 24 January 2014
Opinion TV

screenshot: what miranda did

Emma Nobel
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The year was 2011. Kristen Wiig, of Saturday Night Live fame, and director Paul Feig were about to join forces to pen the newest chapter in the history of the chick-lit genre: a polished comedy with a female-centric cast which would go on to garner a whopping 46 nominations and win the People’s Choice Award…
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