I can pinpoint the exact moment I fell in love with this show. How often can you say that about something? And the exact moment I just knew it was going to change my life. The moment I cried more at any comedy show than I’d cried before (to that point). The moment I knew…… Continue reading ‘Just Pretentious Enough.’ Why Schitt’s Creek mattered to me.
Last week I wrote about what Schitt’s Creek meant to me, and why I needed to write about it. (You can read that here ) My ‘Inklings’ book with 404 Ink aligns perfectly with my academic and fangirl brain because that’s where this whole thing started. Specifically, while trying to finish my ‘academic’ book on…… Continue reading How I accidentally wrote a book on Schitt’s Creek instead of Angels in America
Today 404 Ink launched their Crowd Funder which includes my book Love that Journey for me: The Queer Revolution of Schitt’s Creek. This book came about because I quoted Dan Levy to make an argument about Angels in America in another book. If you know me, weirdly that probably makes perfect sense. If you don’t…we’ll…… Continue reading Love that Journey for me- why I’m writing about Schitt’s Creek at last.
Photo Jake Sherman via Noah Reid’s Instagram I sat on a draft of this one for a while, but on the anniversary of the theatres closing in the UK, instead of thinking about what that meant, I’ve decided to share something about what helped me through. Everyone will be relieved to know this particular ‘music…… Continue reading Hold On- how Noah Reid’s Music got me through
I wrote a version of this blog post back at the end of last summer. I’d just jumped back into Fan Fiction for the first time in nearly 10 years. And it had meant a lot in not just the difficulties of 2020, but in the mess of my own head. I’ve taught fanfiction in…… Continue reading For the Love of Fic
Writing about achievements in 2020 seems redundant, it also seems insensitive (I’m looking at you, anyone posting about their income, new home or generally bragging, read the room my dudes). But I did want to spend time thinking, and fittingly writing, about how my relationship with writing changed in 2020. I preface this with, if you…… Continue reading I Wrote My Way Out- on writing in 2020
I resolutely wasn’t doing a round up for 2020. I mean what on earth were we going to round up? This year has, with no exaggeration, broken our hearts in theatre. There’s no other way to put it. We watched our industry disappear overnight. We watched it be left behind for support, be forgotten. We…… Continue reading 2020 Theatre Round up (Sorta)
Happiest Season, which arrives on Hulu in the US today Wednesday November 25th, ticks all the Christmas film and rom-com boxes. It’s got awkward family encounters and secrets. It’s got festive set ups from ice skating to Christmas parties. It has ghosts of Christmases past (and relationships past) and a healthy dose of heart-warming romance.…… Continue reading Lesbian Actually- why Happiest Season is the early Christmas gift we need.
I resolutely wasn’t doing a round up for 2020. I mean what on earth were we going to round up? This year has, with no exaggeration, broken our hearts in theatre. There’s no other way to put it. We watched our industry disappear overnight. We watched it be left behind for support, be forgotten. We watched…… Continue reading 2020 Theatre Reflection (Sort of)
Let’s talk rejections! Over on Twitter, I’ve been doing a thing this year: every time I get a rejection, I tweet about it with a gif of Andrew Scott, and add £5 to my ‘rejection pot’. The rejection pot was not my idea, the tweeting Andrew Scott gifs very much were. Why do it? Firstly,…… Continue reading What a Year of Tweeting Rejections Taught Me (with some help from the Hot Priest)