Film Review: Is this ‘Appropriate Behaviour’?

For Shirin (Desiree Akhavan), being part of a perfect family isn’t easy. Acceptance eludes her from all sides: her family doesn’t know she’s bisexual, and her ex-girlfriend, Maxine (Rebecca Henderson), can’t understand why she doesn’t tell them. Even the six-year-old boys in her moviemaking class are too ADD to focus on her for more than a second. Following aContinue reading “Film Review: Is this ‘Appropriate Behaviour’?”

Interview: NEIGHBOURS star Carla Bonner aka Steph Scully

An exclusive Planet London interview with the newest LBQ woman on TV, returning to Neighbours is lesbian favourite, Carla Bonner aka Steph Scully on Monday 19 October. Planet London (PL): Good morning Carla, how are you? We are really excited to see you back on the show.Carla Bonner (CB): I am really good thanks! PL: So, StephContinue reading “Interview: NEIGHBOURS star Carla Bonner aka Steph Scully”

Beyond ‘Tea & Toast’: Lucy Spraggan Interview

Hot on the heels of the news that new single #Unsinkable has reached the top 20 of the Independent Singles Charts, and the announcement that she will appear on Weekend Wogan on Sunday 26 April, we caught up with Lucy Spraggan to discuss songwriting, going it alone and taking CTRL. Planet London (PL): Congratulations on hitting the top 20Continue reading “Beyond ‘Tea & Toast’: Lucy Spraggan Interview”

Interview: Eastenders’ Tina Carter: Luisa Bradshaw-White

Planet London meets Luisa Bradshaw-White, the jubilant actor behind Eastenders’ happy-go-lucky lesbian character Tina. PL: How are you?! We’re really excited to talk to you about playing lovely Tina on Eastenders. You’ve been playing herfor a while now (since Nov 2013) – do you feel settled into the show?LB: I feel like I settled inContinue reading “Interview: Eastenders’ Tina Carter: Luisa Bradshaw-White”

Film Review ‘Outlist’ dir Dustin Lance Black & ‘The Battle of amFAR’ documentary dirs Rob Epstein & Jeffrey Friedman double bill

When AIDS strikes, two very different women Hollywood icon Elizabeth Taylor and research scientist Dr. Mathilde Krim join forces to create America’s first AIDS research foundation. Directed by Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman the film chronicles the organization’s history and continuing importance in the fight against HIV/AIDS. This wonderful documentary short is an eye-opening expositionContinue reading “Film Review ‘Outlist’ dir Dustin Lance Black & ‘The Battle of amFAR’ documentary dirs Rob Epstein & Jeffrey Friedman double bill”

London Bound: Spraggan’s Stairway to Heaven

A gaggle of excited women await with high anticipation outside thearches of Heaven, the venue for Lucy Spraggan’s 16th night of a 17 date tour around the UK in support of her third studio album We Are. On entry, the dark night club venue, usually home to sweatcovered shirtless men on a Friday night, givesContinue reading “London Bound: Spraggan’s Stairway to Heaven”

Behind Bars with the stars of ‘Kittens in a Cage’

Through the joys of modern technology we got to interrogate the talent behind the hottest, freshest webseries on the block Kittens in a Cage. Writer/Director Jillian Armenante (Barbara) and lead Rebecca Mozo (Junie) spilled the beans from behind the scenes of this wonderfully retro pastiche of a prison comedy. Planet London (PL): How are you? I am seeing theContinue reading “Behind Bars with the stars of ‘Kittens in a Cage’”

A Quiff, A Kimono & Suitcase Envy: Rita Payne with Me and Deboe at Green Note

My last live music event of 2014 was a gem of a show of two acts that we have had the joy to get to know during the last year or so. A mini review to reflect on fab songs and the importance of supporting live, independent music, both nominees for musician of the yearContinue reading “A Quiff, A Kimono & Suitcase Envy: Rita Payne with Me and Deboe at Green Note”

Album Review: Bloom in the Dark by Smiling Knife

The Smiling Knife trio from London and Brighton, with their own brand of ‘indie-folk-pop-noir’ have just released second album Bloom in the Dark, with a launch event at Merton Abbey Mills on December 14. This is a mature offer from the band, who have clearly found their style, and it shies far away from anythingContinue reading “Album Review: Bloom in the Dark by Smiling Knife”