Julie Burchill

The dawn of the sex pest celebrity

Why can’t the famous stop thrusting their sexuality on us?

By Julie Burchill

Internet

Why is everyone on Facebook so paranoid about their privacy?

Fussing over Facebook snooping insults the billions of people around the world who really are monitored

By Julie Burchill

Books

Pity poor Candace Bushnell, still flogging Sex and the City at 60

Is There Still Sex in the City? by Candace Bushnell reviewed

By Julie Burchill

Internet

In praise of speaking ill of the dead

Ignore the ‘tearleaders’ and faux grief. Toughen up

By Julie Burchill

Home

Why I’ve given up cocaine

I got away from the drug without doing lasting damage to myself — but I’ll never know what I did to others

By Julie Burchill

The rise of virtue-splitting

Are you a celebrity wanting a divorce? Just blame Trump and Brexit

By Julie Burchill

Faith

I feel for Elizabeth Warren. I pretended to be Jewish for a year

Unlike her, however, I snapped out of it before I was old enough to vote

By Julie Burchill

Art

Why do prettier sex-pest men get away with it?

Because we’re living under the New Misogyny

By Julie Burchill

Hooray for Meghan Markle, a very modern adventuress

I’m keen on all sorts of my fellow females — broads, gold-diggers, career girls — but the best is the adventuress. According to Merriam-Webster, she is ‘a) a woman who seeks dangerous or exciting experiences; b) a woman who seeks position or livelihood by questionable means’. To me she is an admirable character who simply […]

By Julie Burchill

Books

Why do the Japanese despise sex?

There are two sorts of people: those who can’t wait to grow up, and those who wish they never had to. It’s fair to say that women figure predominantly in the first group and men in the second, hence the preponderance of male fans of science fiction and fantasy — and dewy-eyed reminiscence about children’s […]

By Julie Burchill

Art

Bring back our bitchy celebs!

You would have to be quite odd not to approve of the sudden surge of solidarity amongst Hollywood stars of the female persuasion. (Though I did wonder, when Frances McDormand called so movingly during her Oscar-winner speech ‘Meryl, if you do it everyone else will!’ whether she meant ‘Suck up to Weinstein for years’ or […]

By Julie Burchill

Art

How Hollywood lost its shine

Reading the lip-smacking reports of the latest troubled celebrity relationships  (Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux definitely high and dry, Cheryl Cole and Liam Payne allegedly on the rocks) I couldn’t help musing that stars – and more specifically, the place they occupy in our mass psychological landscape – have very much changed since the first […]

By Julie Burchill

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