Why cultures queerbaiting leaves me cold

From Taylor Swifts new video to M&S sandwiches everyone is capitalising on Pride. Is it cause for concern? When Taylor Swift released her video for news site the Onion that delivered the funniest and most poignant response: Taylor Swift Inspires Teen To Come Out As Straight Woman Needing To Be At Center Of Gay Rights Narrative. The video, directed by Drew Kirsch and Swift herself, was designed to make a statement: it sees the musician parade around a campsite with a bunch of celebrity LGBTQ+ friends. Theres a same-sex wedding, a drag pageant and a food fight a parade of out and proud behaviour provoking the videos redneck protesters who hold placards with slogans such as Adam and Eve not …

Fiona Shaw: Im delighted to be in with the young crowd!

The acclaimed stage actor on the joy of her spymaster role in Killing Eve and playing a therapist in the new series of Fleabag For an actress best known for her classical stage work, Fiona Shaw is suddenly all over our screens. In the last six months, she has popped up on TV in Mrs Wilson, and in cinemas in Colette. Now shes about to make a guest appearance in the feverishly awaited second series of Fleabag. Born in Cork, Shaw left for London in her mid-20s and trained at Rada. Now 60, she made her name at the RSC and the National Theatre, where she shone in some of the great tragic roles, including Medea, Electra, Richard II, Mother …