Kathy Burke's All Woman

Discussion in 'books, films, TV, radio & writing' started by JudithB, Aug 14, 2019.

  1. JudithB

    JudithB Active Member

    I have just watched the first episode and it was wonderful and scary in equal parts. Kathy a woman not much older than me comfortable in herself and honest that she grew up thinking her brain was more important than her looks.

    She says that women are more likely to criticise other women and also how much harder it is to be a younger woman in today's Instagram world.

    I'm not sure I agree that women are more critical but perhaps that is because I am not on Instagram.
  2. danny la rouge

    danny la rouge Without music, life would be a mistake.

    I love Kathy Burke. She’s sound. I caught the end of this. Wish I’d seen more. Might try to get it on demand, although All4 is a bit temperamental with me.
  3. Voley

    Voley Ramoner

    I've not seen this yet but it sounds great. She's ace.
  4. FabricLiveBaby!

    FabricLiveBaby! Live Baby Fabric!

    Me too! She's great. I need to watch this :)
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  5. wiskey

    wiskey Albatross Admirer

    She's brilliant, might seek it out
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  6. 8ball

    8ball Resident Right-Winger

    I saw a little. She’s great and very wise about a lot of things.
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  7. Mrs Miggins

    Mrs Miggins There's been a slight cheese accident

    Love Kathy Burke
  8. Voley

    Voley Ramoner

    And she liked one of my tweets once. :cool:
  9. Magnus McGinty

    Magnus McGinty IdProle

    My favourite actress. Will endeavour to watch it.
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  10. JudithB

    JudithB Active Member

    Omg! I love you a little more than I probably meant to on this forum x
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  11. JudithB

    JudithB Active Member

    She is straight up, ok, I never conformed to what are now gender stereotypes of what a woman should be. But had to say if she'd been born today with all that is available she might have undergone surgery. WTF are we putting girls through with this idealisation of what is womanhood? A feeling and an instragram post :confused:
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  12. MrSki

    MrSki Who am I to say you're wrong

    She bought me a pint once (about 30 years ago) in The Hen & Chickens. :cool: Lovely woman.
  13. Clair De Lune

    Clair De Lune Well-Known Member

    Absolutely loved this. Kathy Burke is just a fucking brilliant human though. It gave me the warm fuzzies, made me tear up once and laugh a lot.
  14. scifisam

    scifisam feck! arse! girls! drink!

    I used to work there! 23 years ago. Lock-ins till dawn :)

    Downloading this ep now.
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  15. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model every man and every woman is a star

    Did they still have the quadrophonic sound system then?
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  16. Clair De Lune

    Clair De Lune Well-Known Member

    On not being conventionally attractive she said something like 'I've never worried. I've had loads of great sex. Men will shag a ham sandwich given half the chance so..' :D:D
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  17. pesh

    pesh Well-Known Member

    she's the only person i follow on twitter, as a result my twitter feed is mostly quite nice :thumbs:
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  18. kalidarkone

    kalidarkone Bringing YOU round.....

    I feel as though Kathy Burke is a kindred spirit. ...:oops: I'm sure tons of people feel like that about her.

    When she started talking about being a young teen and punk and monkey boots I got really excited because I was obsessed with monkey boots at 8. It's always surprising when you see a reflection of yourself on the TV. Yes she is the best person ever to be a celebrity!
  19. neonwilderness

    neonwilderness What would Badgers do?

    I'll give this a watch tonight :cool:

    As a slight aside she also appeared on Adam Buxton's podcast a couple of years ago. I seem to remember is being quite interesting - EP.56 - KATHY BURKE | Adam Buxton
  20. ginger_syn

    ginger_syn Insanity laughs under pressure...

    An excellent programme and one I will show my granddaughter.
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  21. Saffy

    Saffy Under the duvet..

    This was a really good podcast.
    I love her.
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  22. ginger_syn

    ginger_syn Insanity laughs under pressure...

    Cheers for that, still being new to the podcast thing I'm always looking for good ones and thats one.
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  23. imposs1904

    imposs1904 Thread Killa'

  24. Voley

    Voley Ramoner

    Yeah, that was great. I liked how she was kind to everyone she met. It's obvious where her sympathies lie but she was particularly nice to the woman having the boob job and the Love Island woman, even.

    Great programme. I'll definitely be watching the rest.

    'Ham sandwich' bit was funny as fuck, too. -:D
  25. 8ball

    8ball Resident Right-Winger

    I get the feeling that no matter where you fall on the political spectrum, she’s going to be really hard to dislike.

    Bit like an inverse Clive James or P.J. O’Rourke.
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  26. Rutita1

    Rutita1 Sassy McFlashy

    Thanks for the heads up. KB came onto my radar with Nil By Mouth in 1997... Think it is probably time to rewatch that too. She's pretty fucking special in her way for sure.

    Amongst other things, I appreciate the way she uses her celebrity to not be a darling/actress/lovie and finish some sentences appropriately with expletives like most of us actually do. :D ;)

    Last chance to paradise...open your eyes... :oldthumbsup:

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  27. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp!

    Going to watch this later. Always been a big fan of Kathy Burke since seeing her Kevin & Perry character with Harry Enfield.

    Might save the Buxton and Herring podcasts for Saturday/Sunday morning bed listening and make it a Burke weekender :cool:
  28. Mrs Miggins

    Mrs Miggins There's been a slight cheese accident

    Watched it last night. I love how she comes across as a really warm and caring person who totally owns her opinions and is not remotely afraid to express them.

    I liked the message about women being nicer to other women. She was so sweet to the boob job woman. I'd like to think that what she had to say will have had an effect on her.
  29. Poot

    Poot Everyone's a superhero, everyone's a Captain Kirk

    KB is brilliant. I'd much rather my ten year old watches KB saying Cunt a lot than half the damaging shit she watches.
  30. FabricLiveBaby!

    FabricLiveBaby! Live Baby Fabric!

    I gotta say this is such a brilliant show.

    I'm watching Beauty at the moment and really feel for these young women. I think I was very lucky to be born when I was, when surgery etc wasn't really an option.

    When I was a young teen in 1999 2000 I'd considered getting my nose done because it was too big and ugly (as well as other stuff). That was without Instagram culture. Now I know that body self hatred correlates strongly with trauma and it was the trauma that was driving it.

    So yeah, I totally would have succomed to some kind of body modification, but I doubt it would have been towards the airhead model of womanhood we have today iykwim.

    I really hope that every girl sees this. And I LOVE Nadia. Never heard of her. She's super cool.

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