Felicity Huffman in Transamerica, Belladonna Productions

Transgenderism in film and literature

In Laurie Frankel’s new novel This is How it Always Is, an American family grapples with prejudice about transgender children. Youngest child of five boys, Claude, in addition to wanting to be “a chef, a cat, a vet, a di...

The emerging science of ‘bromosexual’ friendships

For a long time, friendships between gay men and straight men – what some now call “bromosexual” friendships – were uncommon. Homophobia was likely one reason; another was that straight men probably assumed they didn’t h...
Malthouse Theatre GONZO - photo by Sarah Walker

Gonzo: we need to talk about young men and porn

Young men’s use of pornography has been the focus of considerable debate, if not anxiety and moral panic, in recent years. Recent incidents such as the high school ‘porn ring’ have in many respects fuelled th...