Weekly digest 3

SPOILER ALERT! If you don’t want to know who won RuPaul’s Drag Race 9 sashay, away.

Welcome to the third little biscuit of stuff I’ve liked this week.

Britain's opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn acknowledges the crowd at Worthy Farm in Somerset during the Glastonbury Festival

Like Christa over at A Voluptuous Mind, I must make mention of  Jeremy Corbyn (Or “Corbain” as I initially and unintentionally wrote – though an accidental rock star monika may actually be deserved in this context). His rousing set (?) at Glastonbury had the goosebumps on my arms fist pumping the air. He seems to be the loudest voice for goodness and decency at the moment. Forgive my memory here (which for one reason and others, is ABYSMAL), but I can’t remember another political figure, in my lifetime anyway, giving all the things I love, such an underscore of welly….whilst quoting poetry.

I think this speech, which is strong and lovely, may well be going on my list of Things To Go To When All Seems Shit.

Oh, Jeremy Corbyn…

GLOW

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Just finished the first of the Netflix new release GLOW…. AND I LOVED IT! Alison Brie plays Ruth, a down on her luck actress, scraping by on cereal and air. When an opportunity arises to join the cast of a new show, Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling, she isn’t in much of a position to say no.

Fun, funny and retro AF. I already know I am going to have finished this by teatime tomorrow. Special mention to Kate Nash, the tiny peek we got of her performance of “quirky, posh English girl” promises to be a hoot.

The Handmaid’s Tale

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Caught up with the season so far of The Handmaid’s Tale. I am being completely blown away by Elisabeth Moss. She builds me up and completely shatters me over and over again each episode. It is wondrous, and galling, to watch.

This week at book group, the topic of Moss being a member of the Church of Scientology came up. I think its safe to say, that those that were present felt totally bummed out by this discovery. Finding out your new feminist hero is part of a…cult…that has “silent birth” in its doctrine, doesn’t sit well with a story centered around the subjugation of women and childbirth.

Discuss.

and finally…

RuPaul’s Drag Race – Season 9

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And so, no sooner had the kweens swept me and bae up in their feathery, glittery arms, it was time to say goodbye again.

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We were delighted with the winner, Sasha Velour, who was a freaking goddess throughout and whose final lip syncs were AMAZING!! But much love to Peppermint and Trinity too!

This show never fails to make me feel ON FIRE with warmth, life is so much more colourful and challenges seem like pieces of piss when its on. I will miss it SOOO MUCH!

But hey, I now have 9 seasons to rewatch when it all feels a bit too grey outside.

Also, if anyone feels like buying me something, anything from Sasha’s store will do…

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