Well, I had such a busy June that I didn't find time to come and bore DA with my thoughts on the various movies I hit (A Million Ways to Die in the West, Jersey Boys and Walking on Sunshine), but I will hopefully find a speck of time to blurt out my thinkings.
One great little find of the summer was the spiky comedy gem from a couple of years back that I missed on Sky Arts (I think) called Psycho Bitches, which stars Rebecca Front (from The Thick of It) as a psychotherapist working with famous literary and artistic women from history. She is channeling my sartorial style, which is a bit ironic and amusing as it could be me sitting there pontificating. Her clients are played by women comedians (and a couple of guys in drag) of the UK tv scene, and it's great to see them performing such a female oriented show and making it genuinely funny and clever. I would have said it deserves a wider audience, but it is quite literary and I'm not sure if it would be truly appreciated on a mainstream channel. Is that a bit snooty? The three Bronte sisters played as puppet children is a classic, and that black hole of negativity Sylvia Plath channeling Pam Ayres is a hoot and a half. The second series of Psycho Bitches is coming soon and I heartily recommend it. Seek out the first season if you can find it.
And on that note...... my awesome eldest son has managed to achieve a 2:1 in Journalism, with a great deal of kicking up the pants from mum and dad over the last three years and more, and we are thrilled to bits and proud as punch. You done good, kid. Now get a job.