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.
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Following the shock commutation of her sentence, whistleblower and trans woman Chelsea Manning prepares to leave an all-male military prison in Kansas and transition to living life for the first time as a free woman.
A documentary looking at conditions within the US prison system and the injustices that befall transgender people encountering the law.
The remaining Avengers take a final stand.
A musical about six strangers who get stuck on a New York City subway together and change each others lives in unexpected ways.
Two couples and a surrogate lay bare the complications, contradictions, heartbreak, and absurdities implicit in how we think about motherhood.
An ailing conservative widower and his queer grandchild are brought together by a marijuana muffin.
A superhero gets caught up in a galactic war.
A documentary about a midwestern trans woman who struggles with the prospect of de-transitioning under the pressures of her fundamentalist church, family and community.
Story of an engineer who attempted to create a sex toy watch.
A snowplow driver seeks revenge against the drug dealers he thinks killed his son.
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