Clara Popp

  • August 26, 2018By Clara Popp

    These is no doubt that there is a certain formula that our favourite teen romcoms follow. There’s drama, angst, and pretty people kissing. There’s yelling, unrealistic declarations of love, and romance that gives us way too big expectations for what dating should be like in high school. Surprisingly, there is one thing that doesn’t seem

  • March 8, 2018By Clara Popp

    Drag Queens have never been more popular — thanks to a show called Rupaul’s Drag Race — and this rise in popularity has created a whole line of international celebrity queens who travel the world performing and meeting their fans. This should be a thing celebrated; the world needs to appreciate queer culture and its trailblazers

  • January 21, 2018By Clara Popp

    During a discussion at Variety’s Sundance Film Festival, actress Carey Mulligan pointed out the troubling lack of diversity of the directors of popular franchises, as well as the underrepresentation of women — particularly women of colour — in the director’s category of award shows.  “If Dee (Rees) was a white man she’d be directing the next

  • January 5, 2018By Clara Popp

    From its takedown of male, nerd entitlement towards women to the exploration of a complex mother-daughter relationship, Charlie Brooker has placed females right at the centre of Black Mirror season four. In fact, every episode features a woman as its main character. The most crucial part is that he did not just insert these female

  • December 5, 2017By Clara Popp

    At an anniversary screening of the film ‘Wag the Dog’, discussions quickly descended into a heated debate when the ‘Last Week Tonight’ host John Oliver, the moderator of the panel, brought up the recent sexual harassment allegations against actor Dustin Hoffman. Oliver initiated the discussion around the recent sexual harassment scandals around halfway through the

  • November 18, 2017By Clara Popp

    If I had to dream up my ideal female artist, the end result might look a little like Lizzo (real name Melissa Jefferson): the unapologetically black, fat, and feminist songstress who’s kickass hip-hop anthems aren’t just ridiculously catchy tunes but are also filled with empowering and confident messages. Since her debut in 2013, Lizzo has been making

  • November 9, 2017By Clara Popp

    Louis CK is the newest addition to the long list of entertainment stars that, since the Weinstein scandal broke, have been accused of inappropriate sexual behavior. There have been rumors following the critically acclaimed performer for years, but nothing as concrete and on the record as what has recently been revealed. In an article in the