Me, elsewhere: short stories, ‘The Intern’, Aussie TV and ‘Jessica Jones’

Since I’m writing everywhere but my blog, here are some other places you can find me on the interwebz:

Tegan Bennett Daylight, Katherine Heiny and women-authored short-story collections, for Kill Your Darlings

“Daylight is a respected writer, but there is a risk that, like Heiny, her stories could be underappreciated – in large part because they are about teenagers, and even more so because they are about teenage girls. Women’s stories are slowly, stubbornly swelling to occupy the spaces they deserve, though perhaps not soon enough.”

Read the full piece here.

Grief, Glitch and magical thinking, for Going Down Swinging

‘Though slow to start, Glitch moves with increasing restlessness through its moody, captivating episodes. There’s a craving to reveal, to slot pieces together. Then there’s the friction of otherness: these risen residents no longer fit in Yoorana. The grief of losing that sense of belonging is what Glitch chews on.’

Read the full piece here.

Nancy Meyers’ The Intern and the feminist film failures, for Junkee 

‘Of course, the real mark of a feminist film is not just who is on the screen and who put them there, but also what it all means. We need to look deeper to understand why those female characters are there, who they are meant to be representing, and what, overall, the film has to say about women and gender equality.’

Read the full piece here.

An interview with Sarah Snook, Australian film’s rising star, for Junkee 

The Beautiful Lie is determined, it seems, to examine all the chaos of contemporary romance and domestic life. There’s a grandness and tragedy that still resonates with Tolstoy’s text. “We always want to come out the victor, but there’s going to be fallout.”’

Read the full interview here.

Please Like Me‘s third season, and mythologising the Aussie TV family, for Kill Your Darlings

‘Even the play-acting of “family” reveals the true bond in this hodgepodge group – all of them clustered around Josh, their unlikely patriarch.’

Read the full interview here.

Jessica Jones and television’s predilection for female trauma, for Junkee

‘As the only person who can stop Kilgrave, Jessica’s heroic ability and her will to overcome his abuse grow in tandem. Perhaps surviving rape has strengthened her, but we don’t need to see the abuse to know its impact.’

Read the full piece here.





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