Dr James Fenwick on the troubling legacy of the Lolita story

Dr James Fenwick

Dr James Fenwick has commented in a BBC Culture article on the problematic history of Lolita, the novel and the Stanley Kubrick film. Dr Fenwick comments on how the experience of Sue Lyon, who played Dolores in the film, is often left out of the cultural conversation: “what is missing from these studies is the voice of Lyon and of the […]

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Dr Emmie McFadden speaks to the BBC about how the X-rated musical ‘Cabaret’ became a hit

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Sheffield Hallam film studies lecturer Dr Emmie McFadden has spoken to BBC Culture about the 1972 film Cabaret and its groundbreaking depictions of sexuality: “This film was released only three years after the Stonewall Riots, which was the single most important event that the led to the gay liberation movement in the US. The first Pride parade happened one year after Stonewall, […]

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