Jane Fae

Jane Fae is a feminist, journalist, campaigner on political and sexual liberty who also knows a bit about IT, the law and policing. Fae writes extensively about censorship both online and in more traditional media, including film and literature.

Her most recent book, Taming The Beast, provides an in-depth analysis of legislative and regulatory responses to concerns over online pornography and sexualisation. Not a fan of porn, she nonetheless remains a significant sceptic when it comes to recent initiatives for policing such material. It is her considered view that many of these have failed utterly in the stated objectives of controlling the spread of material deemed undesirable, while simultaneously having the all too foreseeable consequence of damaging individual liberties in the UK.

When it comes to film, Fae is an enthusiastic, if untutored watcher. Her over-riding concern in this respect is that a British obsession with protecting audiences from “smut” means that censorship is applied in an increasingly irregular fashion, with much relatively innocuous sexual content chopped, while far more damaging material, including violence and violence against women is merely normalised.

We have 48 reviews by Jane Fae in the database: read them here

Latest Film Reviews

Casanova Variations
Two stories about the legendary seducer.
A Caribbean Dream
A Caribbean take on A Midsummer Night's Dream.
Thor: Ragnarok
Imprisoned, the mighty Thor finds himself in a lethal gladiatorial contest against the Hulk, his former ally. Thor must fight for survival and race against time to prevent the all-powerful Hela from destroying his home and the Asgardian civilisation.
Night Is Short, Walk On Girl
A college student tries to work out how to approach the girl of his dreams on a wild night full of strange events.
The Reagan Show
A documentary constructed entirely from clips of archive footage, exploring Ronald Reagan's media persona.
A queer anarchist punk musical about kidnapping a politician and taking him to the zoo.
A young woman teams up with a military veteran to try and survive when insurgents bring war to the streets of New York City.
Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets
Two special operatives go on a mission to Alpha, where species from across the galaxy meet to share knowledge, and where an evil force is gathering its strength.
A Mermaid's Tale
A lonely 12-year-old girl befriends a mermaid.
Napping Princess
A sleepy girl's dreams of life as a princess with the power to bring the inanimate to life begin to intrude on the real world.


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22 Mar 2017
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Article about Hot Pursuit and the new wave of female-centred films
14 Aug 2015
Does a new wave of female-led films herald real change?
Article about Fifty Shades Of Grey and power dynamics in romance films.
14 Feb 2015
Power, romance and Fifty Shades Of Grey.
Article about BBFC regulation of online pornography
05 Dec 2014
Who decides what is too shocking for us to see?
Article about the Michael Peacock trial, the Obscene Publications Act, and what it means for cinema
09 Jan 2012
What could the outcome of a recent trial mean for the future of cinematic censorship?

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