Brian O'Flynn

Film

paris’s new wave of queer cinema

'Sauvage', 'Sorry Angel', '120 BPM', 'Knife + Heart' -- many of the most thought-provoking, conversation-starting gay films of late have originated in Paris.
Brian O'Flynn
3.20.19
Music

why you should listen to ariana grande's new album, 'thank u, next'

Gazing on at her gracious acceptance of tragedy and loss, we’ve all been left wondering… is Ariana actually okay? Turns out, this is her therapy.
Brian O'Flynn
2.9.19
Music

diving into the secret history of lesbian culture with king princess

With her literary references and endless visual cues, she's reinventing the intimacy of the exclusive queer space for a new generation.
Brian O'Flynn
2.2.19
Music

parisian dj kiddy smile is queering the banlieues

Kiddy Smile is black, gay, the proud son of immigrants and remaking French house music in his image.
Brian O'Flynn
1.3.19
Culture

how meme culture made rude asmr huge

People are really getting into being insulted.
Brian O'Flynn
11.14.18
Culture

the carters in the louvre: the medicis of 2018?

We went on the museum's new "Beyoncé trail" to find out.
Brian O'Flynn
9.19.18
Culture

why do so many queer people love kill bill?

Exploring why queerness coalesces around certain cis-het cultural phenomena.
Brian O'Flynn
9.13.18
Think Pieces

what does changing social media use reveal about the shifting anxieties of gen z?

Does migration to self-deleting media and trigger-happy liking mean that Gen Z are less anxious than millennials?
Brian O'Flynn
8.22.18
Culture

why is the bumbag so important to gay culture?

The question is not how the fanny pack came back. The question should be why the unique charm and utility of this glorious accessory (can we call it a Poppers Purse?) ever fell out of the homosexual purview.
Brian O'Flynn
7.23.18
Music

lily allen’s new album signifies a millennial coming of age

The noughties icon represents a time of Skins, Kate Nash, youthful carelessness and no responsibilities. So does her new album, No Shame, mark the end of our innocence?
Brian O'Flynn
6.12.18
Culture

the complicated politics of the twink

If we really have entered the Age of the Twink, we need to understand the pain the twink body has endured and the pain it helps to perpetuate.
Brian O'Flynn
5.16.18
Music

the love of lana del rey will save us all

Lana Del Rey’s new single Love and its accompanying music video are a significant departure from the usual stylised narcissism we idolise in the singer. But with her new direction, Lana has blessed us with an outward-looking ode to her young fandom.
Brian O'Flynn
2.23.17