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Bechdel, Sexy Lamp, Vito Russo, Riz – which test is best?

The people we’re asked to empathise with on screen are still overwhelmingly, if not exclusively, male and pale.

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Russian Doll season 2 breaks the time loop déjà vu

What happens when the sun rises on a new day after many identical moons? Russian Doll offers clues that Groundhog…

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ABC's You Can’t Ask That: why are bogans shown as marginalised Australians?

The national broadcaster doesn’t see 'bogans' as part of their natural viewing audience – guess it has been 20 years…

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ABC and SBS gender affirmation leave: what it is and why it matters

Gender affirmation guidelines have recently been introduced at our national broadcasters – here's what that means for trans employees, and…

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Election 2022: Australian film and TV – what the pollies promise the screen industry

As the Coalition, Labor and Greens face the polls, the notion of national culture and diverse storytelling could be disappearing…

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How to Please a Woman review: sex work comedy with ups and downs

Set in Western Australia, Renee Webster's debut feature film celebrates the humanity and dignity of everyone involved.

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Opinion: We don’t take the arts sector for granted

Standing on their record for the arts, Paul Fletcher offers his ideas for the future of the arts should they…

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Your vote for who controls arts boards

Arts and screen boards are being stacked with political appointments just when they need vision and diversity.

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Heartstopper is the queer TV show we need right now

As LGBTQIA+ people face renewed hostility, this sweetly affirming Netflix series celebrates young queer love with humour and warmth.

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Why do Australian TV panel shows suck? Funny answers only

They're cheap to make and can resonate with audiences. So why do we keep getting panel shows so wrong?

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