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Manila Luzon’s Period Queen Gown is Not About Taste

Hey Kitty Gurls! Who’s watching RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 4? So far, no major complaints. It’s already miles better than All Stars 3, and hopefully, it’ll keep up the momentum. The runways, in particular, have been fierce and fabulous. Last week’s theme was “Curves & Swerves, padded for the Gods,” and we got a…

five young gay men at a pride celebration

Does the Perfect Gay Rom-Com Exist?

Boshemia columnist Alex Nolan is on a quest to find the perfect gay romcom. I love classic romcoms. Give me every iteration of Julia Roberts, Jennifer Lopez, Drew Barrymore and Kate Hudson you can and I’ll still eat it up. Those films are great because they make you feel good. Queer romances, however, tend to…

Boshemia Best of 2018

It’s been a year of powerhouse womxn, fabulous page to screen adaptations, overwhelmingly binge-worthy television, and Fuck-You-Pay-Me music. The babes at Boshemia rounded up their favorite bits of pop culture of 2018. Films Blackkklansman Spike Lee’s best movie in years, Blackkklansman is an engaging and exciting retelling (ish) of a black man infiltrating the KKK.…

Film Review: Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse

Columnist Alex Nolan gives his take on Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. 5/5 lipsticks ___________ Go and see this film! It’s just what we all need –  especially if you’re stressed out because of the holidays. This film is the perfect anodyne. It starts with Peter Parker giving us the Spidey origin rundown we’re all aware of…

In Defence of Emojis

This article originally appeared in Boshemia Magazine Issue 02: The Sublime, authored by L. Buy your copy at our online shop! According to Oxford Dictionaries, an emoji is “a small digital image or icon used to express an idea or emotion in electronic communication”; the term ‘emoji’ is a loanword from Japanese, and comes from…

Toots & Boots // Mrs Maisel, Christmas Crapitalism & Spiderman

Mrs Maisel causes a staff stir, Netflix brings us yet another teen movie success, and Brexit negotiations were too damn much this week! Find out what the team have been loving and hating in another instalment of Toots & Boots. TOOTS 🎉 The Marvellous Mrs Maisel Season 2 of Marvellous Mrs Maisel was delightful as ever. Feminist…

Art + Feminism // Wikipedia, Representation & Art

Can you name five women artists? Off the top of your head, no Googling or asking a friend. Put that smartphone away, please. No cheating. Take a minute. It is okay if their names do not fly to the forefront of your mind immediately. I’ll wait. If you can name five women artists, go ahead…

A Semi Reverent List of Oscar Host Suggestions

Happy Oscar Season, Gays (and pretentious straights)! With the release of the Golden Globe nominations and the general little gold man smell in the air, I’m sure we’re all counting down the minutes for us all to waste 6 hours to see Gaga’s gracious-but-disappointed-with-the-loss-face (I’m sure it’ll be stunning). But wait, what’s that I see…

Toots & Boots // Michelle Obama, Black Friday and Christmas rom-coms

Michelle Obama discusses her memoir with Oprah, Vanessa Hudgens does a Lindsey Lohan (not the messy version), and Boshemia reflects on the morality of American holidays – all in this week’s Toots & Boots. TOOTS 🎉 @Askapoc This instagram account is described as a ‘safe space for Non POC to ask questions to a community of…

Toots & Boots // Beautiful Boy, Ocasio-Cortez, and #ThisIsNotConsent

Artful cinema, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s insta, and victim-blaming in Irish court have Boshemia all talking this week. Read below for this week’s instalment of Toots & Boots. TOOTS 🎉 A Star is Born Lady Gaga is killing it in the recently released A Star is Born. This is her most extensive foray into film (although she has…