For anyone who’s been under a rock of late, this week’s episode of Holby City featured the return of Ben ‘Lofty’ Chiltern, the floppy-haired husband of Dominic Copeland. You remember, they got married the day that Bernie found out that Serena had shagged Leah in the on-call room the week before. During his brief absence, […]
Guest post by Kelly aka @inchhigh1971 I think it is safe to say I have been a bit late to the realisation of the true extent of hurt and the impact to the LGBT audience of the Berena storyline ending in Holby City back in December. We all mostly accept it was not the ending […]
When I first heard that HBO was promoting Sally Wainwright’s version of the Anne Lister diaries in a series, I approached the news with trepidation. The last experience that I had with Sally Wainwright was The Last Tango in Halifax. I waited weekly for each installment. Planned my Sundays around it. The writing, directing, and […]
Random thoughts on #BerenaDeservedBetter and the confusion at how a beautiful and rare fictional flowering was allowed to become the toxic shambles that BBC Holby City decided to unceremoniously dump on us – and then refuse to discuss with us.
River took some time away from the campaign to reflect on what this experience has taught her so far. Here’s what she’s learned When the cheating storyline aired in November/December and Berena broke up, I was devastated. It was an emotionally calamitous time for me. I was furious at yet another stereotypical, derogatory portrayal of […]
By Fronia Rose Knott (@beforedesire) Content warning: mention of suicidal thoughts I have debated a long time about what to write about this topic. It’s something that has profoundly affected me, and I haven’t had the easiest time articulating why it’s been so difficult. I applaud all of the women who have stepped forward and […]