Starlet with Edge

Kiwi actress Emily Barclay (In My Father’s Den) has the starring role in Suburban Mayhem, an Australian film currently screening at Cannes. A very black comedy, Suburban Mayhem revolves around an amoral young single mother (Barclay) who decides to kill her father. It is the much-hyped debut feature by 27-year-old Australian screenwriter Alice Bell. “I didn’t find [my character Katrina] totally unsympathetic,” said Barclay in her first press conference. “She’s manipulative and volatile and lawless, but she’s also crazy and wild and takes no prisoners and doesn’t answer to anyone.”


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Tūī Winner Benee Has a Vision

Tūī Winner Benee Has a Vision

Aucklander Benee, otherwise known as Stella Bennett, who claimed four Tūīs at this year’s Vodafone Music Awards, talked to Billboard’s Gab Ginsberg in the United States recently about her latest EP,…