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 58 reviews by Jane Fae in the database: read them here

Latest Film Reviews

I Got Life!
A woman embraces a new phase in her life.
Everyday life in a Mongolian community turns into a Dantesque journey. Documentary.
A transitioning woman discovers she has a teenage son.
Modern Life Is Rubbish
Rom-com sees a couple whose relationship is on the rocks who find a shared love of music makes breaking up hard to do.
Avengers: Infinity War
The Avengers and their allies must be willing to sacrifice all in an attempt to defeat the powerful Thanos before his blitz of devastation and ruin puts an end to the universe.
Maquia: When The Promised Flower Blooms
An immortal girl and mortal boy meet and become friends, sharing a bond that lasts throughout the years.
Ready Player One
When the creator of a virtual reality world called the OASIS dies, he releases a video in which he challenges all OASIS users to find his Easter Egg, which will give the finder his fortune.
Big Fish And Begonia
Animated adventure about a girl who turns into a dolphin to visit the world of humans.
Mary Magdalene
An interpretation of the Biblical story of the woman who travelled with Jesus.
A wealthy American persuades her Spanish maid to pretend to be a noblewoman in order to make up the numbers at dinner, only to have an English aristocrat fall in love with her.


Article about gay charaters in Disney films and Beauty And The Beast
22 Mar 2017
What's really going on with all the fuss about Beauty And The Beast's gay character?
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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