Afra Sampreety

Student, and film critic.

The Most Stinky Film Ever: Polyester and John Waters’ Queer Arcadia 

John Waters is a globally acclaimed queer icon. His films have accentuated the meaning of queer cinema and helped create a space for queer media in mainstream show business. Often known as the “Pope of Trash” and “Prince of Puke”, Waters has successfully established his personal brand by making experimental black comedies with elements of …

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Are We All The Worst Person in The World?

Joachim Trier´s The Worst Person in the World (Verdens verste menneske) has left the world in unanimous awe since its initial release in October last year. The film is the third and final addition to the director´s Oslo trilogy, the previous two instalments being Reprise (2006) and Oslo, August 31st(2011). The city of Oslo is …

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Rehana Maryam Noor: An Ethically Complex Study on a Culture Inherently Sexist and Corrupted   

The air was chilled and lingering with scents of German delicacies and perfumed wine. The old streets of Heidelberg were shining bright with lights of a thousand colours, people swarmed the streets — and for a moment, I truly believed there wasn’t a single person who wasn’t out in the streets that night. We had …

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The Sound of Silence : ‘Lost in Translation’ and how it unfolds the feeling of loneliness

‘Lost in translation’ written and directed by Sofia Coppola, was released in 2003. The plot follows the journey of two completely different Americans isolated in Japan because of different circumstances but end up finding solace in common with one another. The film essentially portrays the blossoming romance between the protagonists, Bob and Charlotte. It also …

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The Role of Media and Fashion in Promoting Fatphobia

The concept of body politics has been traditionally and culturally practiced in our society through ages. The concept suggests how the outer appearance of an individual is policed by the ones in power based on the societal standards of what is considered acceptable. Many factors figure into the idea of the ideal body. The classification …

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Microaggression: The modernity of racism

“Where are you ACTUALLY from?” “I am not racist, I have black friends.” “I don’t see color, I don’t care if you are blue or purple.” “How do you speak English so well?”  Above are just some of the many examples of racial microaggressions people of color (POC) face regularly. The POC student is praised …

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Trans Feminism: What Is It and Why We Need It

Feminism is more than just a simple belief. It is an ideology, a socio-cultural movement and statement towards equality. The concept of feminism is broad and complex. It is an umbrella term for a lot of other sub-movements. Which is why it is extremely important for us to continue practicing intersectionality within feminism. Intersectional feminism …

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Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew, Greta Thunberg, and Patriarchy Today

Shakespeare’s plays offer themselves to be interpreted in infinite ways no matter the context. Starting from discourse and symbolism to subtext and political references, one can find multiple ways to interpret his works. “The Taming of the Shrew” is one of Shakespeare’s remarkably popular comedies. The play has been adapted numerous times for stage, screen, …

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Intersectionality and the Lack of it in Prominent Feminism

The concept of intersectionality has been heralded as one of the most important contributions to feminist scholarship. It is a critical concept, and despite being popular there has been confusion concerning the topic and how it can be applied, especially to feminism. Intersectionality can be defined as the complex, accumulative manner in which the effects …

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