For The Guardian, I reviewed
Monica Zanetti’s teen romcom, Ellie & Abbie (& Ellie’s Dead Aunt), a pretty charming story of queer love – romantic, familial, and intergenerational.
‘Zanetti cleverly plays with the idea that our queer predecessors paved the way for how we live now, but as individuals can be just as bumbling and out of touch as anyone else when it comes to dealing with teenagers. We might idolise OWLs (“older wiser lesbians”) but they’re only flightless, bug-eyed humans after all.’
Sophie Hawkshaw and Zoe Terakes in Ellie & Abbie (& Ellie’s Dead Aunt) . Photograph: Nixco
My first game review for The Guardian looks at
Tell Me Why, a narrative adventure from French studio Dontnod and the first major game to feature a playable transgender character.
Ann M Martin’s series was a staple of my childhood and luckily the Netflix reboot is excellent.
I wrote about it for The Guardian.
‘Neither sex nor solidarity is automatic. It doesn’t just emanate, naturally, from the body.’
I’m in The Monthly today with
a piece about sex on screen in Tanya Saracho’s series Vida.
Is all the sperm white?
For my first feature for ABC Life, I wrote about the difficulty of finding a sperm donor of colour in Australia, and the need for better racial literacy in the fertility industry.
‘Corporeal yet digitally transmissible, music was something to hold onto – a teacup in a storm.’
Here’s a playlist I made for Peril magazine’s You Don’t Sound Asian project. Put it in your ears.