Everything you wanted to know about the BBC complaints process in a nutshell. If you feel we’ve missed anything out, please get in touch via the comments form below or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. When and where must I file? The complaint must be filed within 30 working days after the show airs. Therefore, a […]
This past weekend, I saw an exhibition of articles depicting lesbians in mainstream New Zealand magazines at the Lilac lesbian library here in Wellington. The articles were on display side-by-side in rows over two walls, and covered everything from Ellen and Portia dating; celebrity weddings and MP affairs; KD Lang and Cindy Crawford’s (in)famous Vanity […]
The BDB Collective and their allies condemn the hospital drama Holby City’s use of the lesbian death trope despite earlier backlash, and the calculated harm caused to an audience particularly at risk of mental health vulnerabilities. We ask that the producers of the show engage with the fans and provide an explanation as to why it was thought necessary to feature this damaging story arc, especially since the character of Bernie Wolfe (played by Jemma Redgrave) had been written out in December 2018.
(Guest post by Payal. Originally published here.) I am writing this because Bernie Wolfe is dead. Or at least the powers-that-be at Holby City want us to believe that she might be. So, this is not about promiscuous bisexuals, or about dead lesbians (well, it is, but not in that way), or the fact that […]
(This article contains spoilers for the first four books of the Cazalet Chronicles by Elizabeth Jane Howard.) These past six months, I’ve been reading the Cazalet Chronicles by Elizabeth Jane Howard. It began as a way to get closer to Berena without watching Holby City after the emotional turmoil of December – Catherine Russell plays […]
(Guest post by Viv Pointon) A year has passed. Twelve months since Bernie promised to wait for Serena “for eternity”, since that amazing scene in ‘Primum Non Nocere’. So, it was fitting this week that Radio Diva addressed the controversy that has followed the December episodes when Berena was shipwrecked. What did we learn? That […]