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Why casting a female Doctor Who is long overdue

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A phrase that you hear more and more often these days is ‘guilty pleasure’. Usually it’s taken to mean some piece of art or entertainment that you should be ashamed of in some way, some cultural artefact that should be somehow beneath you. Corrie or Showgirls, perhaps. Mrs Brown’s Boys or Sex and the City. Something presumably to be consumed with a bag over your head in a darkened room – except, of course, that it never is. It’s always announced to the world as your rather arch faux Achilles Heel – the inference being that your sense of aesthetics is so terribly developed that you’re confident enough to play against it with this piece of camp low-culture, whatever it may be.Continue reading Why casting a female Doctor Who is long overdue

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