The Farcical Arc of The Weightloss Reality Star; And The Travesty That is the Ulster Rugby Rape Case
The High Low is back! Where did those 6 weeks go? Dolly’s been on a nationwide book tour; Pandora’s birthed a tiny dictator. We round-up all the articles, programmes and podcasts we’ve been enjoying during our hiatus, as well as the topics that made us miss The High Low.
On today’s agenda: the depressing arc of the weightloss celebrity and the esoteric nature of reality TV (Dolly compares it to an old-fashioned Italian family - Pandora wonders if that is a good thing); and the controversial verdict of the Ulster Rugby rape case, which concluded last week, after a 42 day trial, with an innocent verdict. 2018 may have been a year of MeToo; but does the disappointing denouement to this case suggest that it’s all just hot air?
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How A Young Woman Lost Her Identity - byRachel Aviv for The New Yorker https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018/04/02/how-a-young-woman-lost-her-identity
Will Ferrell interviews Joaquin Phoenix -
for Interview magazine https://www.interviewmagazine.com/film/joaquin-phoenix-april-2018-cover-story-will-ferrell
Promising Young Women by Caroline O'Donoghue
Brit(ish): On Race, Identity and Belonging by Afua Hirsch
Inside Court 12: the complete story of the Belfast rape trial - The Irish Times
Who Was Really On Trial In The Ireland And Ulster Rugby Rape Case? - The Independent
This Is Us - on Amazon Prime https://www.amazon.co.uk/This-is-Us-Season-1/dp/B01N1PBW1G
UnREAL - on Amazon Prime https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/video/detail/B014GGAJQI
Sex, Drugs and Murder - on BBC iPlayer https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/group/p04nllxx
Damned on Channel 4 acast.com/privacy