Monthly Archives: June 2009

Sandra Bernhard as “Minerva Mayflower”

Sadly, I did not discover Sandra Bernhard’s work in chronological order, or in qualitative order either. My first exposure must have been through the sitcom Roseanne, where her tall, slim frame made her stand out rather dramatically alongside the plumper … Continue reading

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Lee Miller (1907-1977)

As part of my research for a script, I’ve been working my way through Francine Prose’s book The Lives of the Muses: Nine Women & The Artists They Inspired, and yesterday I was introduced to Elizabeth “Lee” Miller. I can’t … Continue reading

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Brace Yourself

Last night I watched the first part of the new Shirley Henderson comedy May Contain Nuts. To get her underachieving daughter into a fancy new school, Henderson decides to substitute for her at the vital entrance exam. Realising that the … Continue reading

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Hollie Andrew as “Tara”

“Are you fist worthy?” Not the sort of question one should ask of strangers (unless one happens to be in that particular sort of nightclub at the time), but it is a tag-line for the Series 2 DVD of Double … Continue reading

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Scottish Belles

It’s quite bracing to watch Wedding Belles, shortly after catching up with the first series of Mistresses. Both focus on the ups and downs of a group of four female friends, but the latter is a glossy, glamorous romp compared … Continue reading

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Canadian Gothic

When I first rented Ginger Snaps, many years ago, I was unlucky enough to get a disc that was scratched to buggery. I was drawn in by the characters, but once the story kicked in, weird coloured blocks began to … Continue reading

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