Reading time 3 minutes

It's Time To Start Representing Men Better in Film

Following the recent complaints around the marginalization of men in films, we would like to issue the following reminder to all major studios as a warning that, while men may not make up the majority of the film going public, buy fast moving consumer goods or exercise their right to vote that often, they are still a significant demographic and must therefore be catered for. Our failure to fully cater for men is a grievous oversight that we must work swiftly to rectify. To that end, here follows a list of guidelines for future endeavours. Read more…

Reading time 4 minutes

Let Me Explain Your Clothes To You

You might not realise this from the photos you’ve googled of me, but I am actually very into fashion and am a very fashionable young lady.  Read more…

Reading time 7 minutes

Dream Casting The Mitford Sisters Film

Everyone has a dream for humanity, and my one is simple and modest. All I want from the world is for everyone in it to care about the Mitford sisters the way they care about, say, The Hobbit movies. Specifically, I want Hollywood to make movies about the Mitford sisters precisely the way they make Hobbit movies. We will live in a perfect society when there are three 150 minute movies covering the lives of Nancy, Diana, Unity, Debo, Decca, and I guess Pam if there’s time, in painstaking detail. Every feud, every dead husband, every sly jab from Nancy. Here is what that might look like. Read more…

Reading time 5 minutes

The Personalities of Stacie Orrico, Ranked

You may not completely remember the More to Life video by Stacie Orrico, but let me assure you, I am never more than two word associations away from thinking about it. The narrative is the kind of loose, idealistic one typical to noughties music video-making, in which our hero (Stacie) embodies a variety of characters, all of whom attractive, all of whom believe that there is More to Life. Read more…

Reading time 9 minutes

A Year In Review

This year will naturally have meant a lot of different things to a lot of different people, but given that the demographic of Work in Prowess varies by about 2 years between readers, I’m going to assume that we all had exactly the same kind of year. We wrote, we loved, we lost, we wrote, we got jobs with the word “content” in the title, we fell in love again. Janina published a book. Flo lived in Scotland. Lars Tharp was imprisoned for the murder of Hae Min Lee.  And this website chugged along, laying an egg only every so often. Because it’s fun to hear people’s own retrospectives, particularly of their own work, I asked our most popular writers to talk about our ten most popular pieces.  Read more…

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