Lena Dunham on Love Island: I’m asking the same question they do can you love after hurt?

When the writer and director arrived in Wales to shoot a new drama, she was nursing a broken heart and romantic ideas of British life. Then she discovered the reality soap opera… As I planned my summer in Wales, my head filled with visions of romance, I supposed Id do what the heroines of novels did when they crossed the pond for a new life: go to the shore to take the healing air. Meet a man and move into his stunning manor, possibly watched over by a sinister housemaid. Scurry through cobblestoned streets and into dusty bookshops, furtively pulling up the hood of my cloak. Go to a banquet and dance to piano music in a great hall. Taste …

Anna Sorokin proves were all soft touches for glamour scammers | Rebecca Nicholson

Theres a reason why the story of the sham heiress is fascinating in our phoney world any one of us could be conned On Thursday, in a New York courtroom, Anna Sorokin was report from 2018 was optioned for Netflix; a Fyre festival to Thanos), tales of people promising something they could never, or never intended to, deliver are everywhere. It is surely just a matter of time before Netflix creates a glamour scammers category, on a par with understated TV dramas featuring a strong female lead or, as I found when scrolling last week, sparking joy, which perhaps reveals more about my algorithms than I should be comfortable with. I used to think that the appeal of such stories …