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The Pleasures and Pains of the Small Screen

by Eve Jones (V). Photograph by Sven Scheurmeier. I’ve never really had on-screen romantic crushes, but I remember from a young age having this ache when watching my favourite actors on screen. Watching Rachel McAdams in The Time Traveller’s Wife, Rose Leslie as Ygritte in Game of Thrones, and most recently Kiernan Shipka, who plays…

Toots & Boots // This Week in the World

Fabulous elections, depressing budgets, generally lovely music… Boshemia are here again to take you through their pop culture peaks and troughs with Toots & Boots! TOOTS 🎉 The Rainbow Wave So much emotion followed the American Midterm elections this week, but as well as democratic gains and an amazing voter turnout, we have to give…

Toots & Boots // Last Week in the World

Here again to share what got Boshemia’s passions and frustrations flowing last week, it’s our pop culture toots and boots! TOOTS 🎉 New York Magazine‘s cover of Parkland survivor Anthony Borges New York Magazine featured survivors from school shootings from 1946 to 2018 in their latest issue. Anthony (pictured on the cover) saved the lives…

Toots & Boots // This Week in the World

Introducing: Toots & Boots! The Boshemia staff bring you their pop culture highs and lows from the past week. TOOTS 🎉 Secret Dinosaur Cult A podcast with Sofie Hagen and Jodie Mitchell talking about trauma, daddy issues and lots of fun topics through the medium of dinosaurs. What more could you want? Les Ballets Trockadero…

The Queer Community and the Female Icon

by Alex Nolan.  In queer circles we fervently idolise certain female celebrities, but why? What qualities do these women share that make them a beacon to us? Perhaps there is commonality among them, or perhaps The Gays™ just have the best taste.  I’ve selected some personal favourite icons, and tried to find the links. Lady…

Anatomy of a Gay Icon: Judy Garland

“Is he a friend of Dorothy?” This phrase dates back to at least World War 2 as slang for “what sexual orientation is he?” When acts of homosexuality were still criminalised, slang was needed to discern the gays from the str8’s. But why friend of Dorothy? Who is Dorothy, why does she have so many…

Mayo In Memoriam // Mayo It RIP In Peace

We are gathered here today to mourn the loss of mayonnaise. The humble condiment was taken from us, cruelly and unnecessarily by the millennials. In collusion with “””””””””identity condiments””””””” this all American Hero was taken from us in the year 2018. Mayo it’s memory live on forever. In case you haven’t been able to ketchup…