Amy Roberts

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Location
Liverpool, UK
School
Liverpool John Moores University
Expertise
Cult Movies, LGBTQ+ Culture, Trash TV
  • Having been a music reporter and "RuPaul's Drag Race" correspondent for Bustle, Amy has gone on to chair a women in music panel for Liverpool's Writing on the Wall festival alongside journalist Laura Snapes, and was a featured guest on Kill Rock Star's "Say Yes: An Elliott Smith Podcast" with Sean Cannon.
  • Her insights into a broad spectrum of pop culture have led to a variety of opportunities including leading a talk about David Lynch's "Fire Walk With Me" for Northern Film and Media and performing her micro poetry collection "Into Survival" — a droll insight into the psychology of some of horror's most tenacious Final Girls — for the Liverpool Horror Festival.
  • Amy was the co-editor of the irreverent pop culture blog Clarissa Explains F*** All from 2014 until its end in 2022. She currently writes about depictions of gender politics, sexuality, violence, and survival on her blog, Kiri Kiri Kiri.

Experience

Amy is a pop culture obsessive who celebrates all things camp, kitsch, and wonderful – from celebrity gossip and dark Hollywood secrets to the untapped trivia of forgotten '90s hits and the vast filmographies of cult filmmakers like Takashi Miike, John Waters, and Todd Solondz. Having started her career as a music journalist for publications like Clash Magazine and Kerrang, she moved on to write about movies, TV, and celebrity culture as a staff writer for Bustle. Since leaving that role, she's worked with a variety of publications including i-D, Broadly, LADBible, Allure, Film Daily, and The Mary Sue.

Education

Obtaining an Imaginative Writing BA hons degree from Liverpool John Moores University equipped Amy with a set of sharp and witty writing skills which endure to this day. For her dissertation, she focused on film and screenwriting, giving her a keen insight into the industry.
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