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About annaarrowsmith

I am Britain's first and most acclaimed female adult film director, with lots of scenes written, directed and produced by myself and several awards under my belt. After 2 decades of production and distribution experience, I recently completed a PhD in Gender Studies that focuses on men's experiences of women's power in dating relationships. I know an awful lot about film-making and about gender. You might have seen me in the British media...

The End of the Blog Challenge!

28/28 Well, I’ve done it, 28 blogs in 28 days each taking 28 minutes to write (well, err… 28mins to write plus 30 mins to edit, to be more honest). I thought I would spend my last blog of the … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts on Being Childless

27/28 A recent article about famous women’s reactions to childlessness had me thinking about my own situation as a woman with no children, especially how much my feelings on this subject have changed over the years. The full spectrum of … Continue reading

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Middle Aged Shout Out – Where are all the Young People for Old Music?

26/28 So Madonna has been taken off the Radio 1 playlist because she is too old. A clear case of ageism she says, something that is especially relevant to female artists, which she sees as: “Discriminatory and unfair…I was like, … Continue reading

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My thoughts on Milfs and Dilfs, a Problem or a Solution?

25/28 I was reading a short article about Madonna and her penchant for younger men yesterday in which she cites the reason she chooses such men to be about her desire to remain adventurous and not to be tied down … Continue reading

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The Fashion for Body Shaming may be Over! (Or at Least, it is Unfashionable for Now)

24/28 I have just read an article about Kathy Griffen, the current co-host of the programme The Fashion Police who has just announced her departure from the show after only a three-month stint. According to the article her reason was: … Continue reading

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The War of the Sexes Might Not Have Yet Begun

23/28 Following on from yesterday’s blog about the variety of gender choices there are and how these can make everyday decisions like which public toilet one should use extremely difficult, I was interested to read an article in Nature the … Continue reading

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Ladies and Gentlemen Please Take your Seats

22/28 The maze that is gender identity can often feel like a tangled mess of political and cultural meanings, which necessitates an active interest in in order to decipher. At present I am writing a book on gender for the … Continue reading

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