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  • Writer's pictureWhoop 'n' Wail

But I’m the only Smurfette in the village!

So, while Whoop ‘n’ Wail’s current project is coming on nicely, Ali & Debs took a little time out this week to write a short play – just 6 pages long – on the theme of ‘What is art?’ for the next 17percent She Writes showcase for short plays by women. A lot of fun was had coming up with ideas and characters for the story and by giving ourselves just the afternoon and evening to complete the play, we were somewhat stepping out of our comfort zone. We are pleased with the result. My Bloody Laundrette will be submitted for the showcase and we’ll let you know if we are selected!

We have been particularly enjoying the work of Anita Sarkeesian this week and indeed her blog The Feminist Frequency, inspired us for My Bloody Laundrette. Anita is a feminist pop culture media critic and her video blogs are both entertaining and fascinating. Check out her discussions on film, in particular The Smurfette Principle and The Bechdel Test for Women in Movies – a simple test to check how present women are in films and how well rounded their characters are – shocking and unsurprising in equal measure.

We’d be interested in your thoughts.

Best to you all

Ali & Debs


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