Monthly Archives: April 2009

Lisa Nicole Carson as “Renee Raddick”

Back when I first watched Ally McBeal, as a teen, I was a big fan of The Wacky… the wackier that show got, the more I laughed and loved it. Watching the show again recently, I realised that I was … Continue reading

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Lucy Liu as “Mia Mason”

Okay, so once upon a time some bright spark greenlit a thirteen-episode order for a dramedy series called Cashmere Mafia, “following the lives of four ambitious women, who have been best friends since their days at business school, as they … Continue reading

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Tracey Emin

The day I went to see Tracey Emin speak at Oxford University was about as close to a perfect day as I’ve ever had. I know she’s a fairly easy target for tabloid snark, and general anti-Art antagonising, but I … Continue reading

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M-Rod Rampant

Rob Cohen (director of The Fast and the Furious) wasn’t exaggerating when he suggested that, in terms of screen presence, Michelle Rodriguez is worth ten men. Maybe more. The opening shot of her debut feature, GirlFight, where the camera hesitantly … Continue reading

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Pam Grier as “Mamawi”

For anyone who hasn’t seen The Arena (1973), let me quote from the back of the case: “Female gladiators fight to the death! Inspired by the story of Spartacus, follow the adventures of a bevy of slave girls who, upon … Continue reading

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Umlauts and Abs

For years before it was re-released on DVD, and therefore widely available in high street shops, the Russ Meyer exploitation flick Faster Pussycat! Kill! Kill! had some pretty good word of mouth. Not only did it inspire the name of … Continue reading

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I Like Fanny

Tee hee. Working my way through a blog loosely-themed around women with guitars, I’m learning an awful lot about the history of female fronted bands… for instance I’ve discovered that women have breasts. Fact. And no matter what style of … Continue reading

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