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Vaping on Screen: A Growing Trend?

16 August 2017 1:01 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Vaping is a trend that has grown massively in popularity over the course of the past few years, and it seems like more people than ever have chosen to take up the trend.  This is largely to do with the indoor smoking ban, along with more knowledge of just how much damage smoking can do. Even more recently, the trend has been picked up by the entertainment industry, and there are many examples of on-screen vaping.

Historical trends of smoking on screen

The idea of smoking on screen is not new. Even in older films, smoking has been used as a way to portray class in many different ways. For example, you will often see a villain with a cigarette between his teeth, or a rich man smoking a cigar. Both of these are at opposite ends of the spectrum, but both use the same idea. With the emergence of »

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Lgbt Punk Rock Musical Spidarlings to be unleashed by Troma

26 June 2017 3:00 PM, PDT | Screen Anarchy | See recent Screen Anarchy news »

After five years in the making - Queer Punk Rock Musical "Spidarlings" is finally completed and about to be unleashed by Troma Entertainment. The film stars Sophia Disgrace ("Grindsploitation"), Rahel Kapsaski ("Soul Looting") and Lee Mark Jones (formerly Gypsy Lee Pistolero of The Gypsy Pistoleros) among a cult cast including Rusty Goffe ("Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory", "Star Wars"), infamous Hentai/Manga artist Toshio Maeda ("La Blue Girl"), June Brown ("EastEnders") and the creator of "The Toxic Avenger" himself, Troma co-founder Lloyd Kaufman. "Spidarlings" deals with social issues such as the British Welfare system, gender fluidity, poverty and the life of sex workers in the UK.  Along the way there are musical numbers, pugs, drag queens, giant spiders, chainsaws, acid fueled animation sequences and plenty...

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Troma’s Lgbt horror musical Spidarlings to premiere in July

14 June 2017 6:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Lloyd Kaufman and Troma Entertainment have announced that it has acquired the distribution rights to Spidarlings, director Salem Kapsaki’s Lgbt punk rock horror musical, and have set its world premiere for July 1st on the streaming channel Troma Now. Take a look at the poster and trailer for the film, which features a cast that includes Rusty Goffe, Lyn Ruth Miller, June Brown, Toshio Maeda

Poverty stricken lovers Eden and Matilda have enough trouble just getting through the days…Their Landlord is trying to terrorize them and strange things seem to be going on at “Juicy Girls”, the place where Matilda works…but when Eden buys a pet spider the real troubles start.

Spidarlings will premiere on July 1st on Troma Now. »

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Happy 90th June Brown! A celebration of Dot Cotton, EastEnders' coiffured queen

16 February 2017 2:23 AM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

She’s been playing Albert Square’s chain-smoking misery guts for the past 32 years. Long may she reign

Gossiping, chain smoking and preaching the word of the Lord: Dot Branning (formerly Cotton) is Albert Square’s self-appointed conscience. And as June Brown turns 90, she remains the backbone of the soap that made her famous 32 years ago. Her character has survived everything EastEnders has thrown at her, including endless shifts in the launderette, the death of her beloved son Nick and kidney cancer. Scandals keep on spinning around her, and while her eyesight is failing her strength, humour and (sometimes unwanted) advice never does.

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