DECEMBER FAVOURITES 2015 | Hannah Witton

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  1. hi hannah! I just have a couple of questions for you concerning the new film starring Eddie Redmayne, The Danish Girl. I was just curious about your thoughts on a cisgender man playing the part of a trans woman and what this means concerning the lack of transgender actors found in Hollywood? cheers

  2. I'm so jealous of your ability to read so many books, I can't find the time while doing my degree πŸ™ How did you do youtube and get a degree?

  3. I'M SO EXCITED FOR THIS BOOK CLUB THING! I'll definitely try and get a copy of asking for it because this 100% sounds like my kind of thing.

    Also since you're liking Harrison Ford, I cannot recommend the movie Air Force One thoroughly enough. Just… just watch it. Han Solo, Indiana Jones, and Mr President are like my holy trinity of Harrison Ford Characters. <3

  4. I rewatched the Drunk Advice with Jack the other day as my friend asked me what YouTubers I was into and it's such a great video!

  5. So excited for the Banging Book Club! But, could you maybe tell us what the next few books would be so shipping/library time wouldn't affect our ability to read them?

  6. Your hair looks so cute in plaits! Also i love your favourites videos, please continue them in 2016. It's nice to see videos of favourites than aren't focuses on makeup and beauty. I love hearing your book and film recommendations

  7. I KNOW ABOUT MASTER OF NONE BECAUSE YOU MENTIONED IT IN ONE OF YOUR RECENT VIDEOS! I watched the first episode last night on Netflix and it was awesome!

  8. "YOUNG HARRISON FORD" GIRL I KNOW!!!!! me and my friend have been texting each other pictures of him in his prime and it's not good for my mental health.

  9. Omg that little bit where you're talking to yourself about Harrison Ford was adorable and hilarious. I loved that and this entire video as well!

  10. oh my god. i used to watch star wars and indiana jones movies when i was little all the time and hadn't seen them since then.. and i only just realized indiana jones was also played by harrison ford… wtf

  11. Just briefly Lena Dunham very much believes in intersectionality. Her interview with Janet Mock, as well as her speech at THR's Women in Entertainment Breakfast, I think you'll find that she advocates for all groups of marginalized individuals.

    As for Girls, the show is semi-autobiographical, in the sense that Hannah and Lena share a lot of the same traits and have had similar life experiences. The show is supposed to be a commentary, on this one type of Girl, this privilege, mid-twenties, urban, hipster girl. These women who don't have any friends of color, that live in a world devoid of a lot of the daily struggles of marginalized groups, and somehow manage to have problems that seem infinitely superficial at times, but other times are very compelling. The show is commenting on how these white girls can float from job to job and go off to an expensive graduate school and quit and start a band when you're not very talented because these women live a very privileged life style. That's what the show is trying to say! The show takes place in Brooklyn which is the epicenter for gentrification and Hannah and her friends are a driving force in said gentrification with their hipster coffee shops and $2000 per month studio apartments. Diversity shouldn't exist for diversity's sake all the time, there is a space for color-blind casting, but if the purpose of a story is to present an almost satirical, evocative, commentary on a white woman and her problems, and her world, then throwing in a PoC may not fit the story she's trying to tell. Lena is aware of the criticism that Girls gets for lacking diversity, but in the sense that her show is meant to be a mirror to society isn't she doing her job? Isn't she reflecting a point of view that may not be totally inclusive back onto an audience that may need that message? Isn't she saying "hey, look how entitled these women are. look how easy it is for them to live this extravagant, Brooklyn existence, with little career prospects, on the backs of their Barnard educations and WASP parents?" Her show has also had some really interesting conversations about mental health and body image that it deserves credit for. Lena is half of a very strong, all female creative team, that's breaking down barriers, and creating spaces for women of all shapes and sizes, colors and creeds. I love Girls. I think Lena is a very strong advocate and ally. I cannot wait to see where she goes from here.

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  12. I just read Asking For It! I'm still a bit confused about whether I liked it or not but it's definitely a really good book

  13. I really want to join your bookclub. I received 'Losing it' by Cora Carmack for Christmas and it's about losing your virginity. I haven't read it yet, but I had to think about it when you explained your bookclub. Btw I LOVE that necklace!

  14. CAROL YESSS! Also cinematographically it was incredible. All those extreme close-ups just made it so personal, almost awkwardly personal.
    And you got to love the old people when they realize that they are watching an actual lesbian love story. Go see it people!

  15. Woooooo today is my birthday!!! πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜Š Hehe my birthday is the best because it's a great way to start the new year ❀️ xx

  16. You should definitely check out Aziz Ansari's book "Modern Romance" if you haven't already.. Really interesting take on our generation of dating and the way modern tech has influenced it. As always thanks for sharing your favorites Hannah πŸ™‚

  17. I could not recommend Asking For It enough! Finished it in a few hours over Christmas and could not stop thinking about it. It's awfully, heartbreakingly brilliant and so so important. So glad to see a book realistically address rape culture and victim blaming.

  18. I don't normally enjoy favourites or haul videos but I really like yours. I just really enjoy listening to you talk and you make your videos so interesting. πŸ™‚

  19. I just finished reading asking for it (literally an hour ago πŸ˜‚) and it's amazing πŸ‘ŒπŸΌ it's realistic and really makes you think, definitely worth a read

  20. Your book club sounds great! If I can find a copy of this month's book at one of my local libraries, I'll definitely read along! πŸ™‚

    If you want another amazing Harrison Ford movie to watch from when he was younger, I'd recommend Blade Runner. (Working Girl is another popular movie he did in the 80's, but I've never seen more than a few minutes of it, so I can't really recommend it.) He is wonderful. πŸ™‚

  21. I read a really interesting book called what we left behind by robin talley. It explored gender identity in a really informational way which was really interesting as I am cis and although I kind of understand non binary gender I felt as if I didn't know much about it and about how it affects the person and their friends/family, I'd check it out x

  22. Thanks so much for putting the Book Depository link in the description. I was going to use an Amazon gift card I got for Christmas to purchase it, only to find that "Asking For It" hasn't been released in the US yet (according to Amazon, the release date is April 2016). I was thinking of getting a used copy from the UK via Amazon, but it wouldn't arrive until the end of the month. Luckily, it looks like it'll arrive in about a week from Book Depository. Hooray! Looking forward to #BangingBookClub!

  23. Hannah! You should have a radio show. You love to speak your mind and you
    have an amazing voice πŸ€“πŸ€“πŸ€“

  24. I'm so excited for the book club! Only Ever Yours by Louis O'Neil is one of my favourite books and I've been meaning to read Asking For It for ages. I'm looking forward to hearing everyones thought on it

  25. I've already read Asking For It, but I can't wait to see your book club video on it! If you end up liking it, you should read Louise O'Neill's first novel 'Only Ever Yours', if you haven't already πŸ™‚

  26. CAROOOOOL <3 I couldn't stop thinking about it ever for about three weeks :') Rooney & Cate are faves. And I'm so excited about your book club!

  27. Book club?? Dammit if I didn't just start a 700 page book (Name of the Wind). I've been wanting to read Asking for It so we'll see how fast I can read. πŸ™‚

  28. I got Asking For It for christmas and was planning on reading it next, what perfect timing! I am gonna start reading it after I finish The Manifesto on How to be Interesting, which I heard about from you! πŸ˜€

  29. HAVE YOU EVER READ A LONG WAY TO A SMALL ANGRY PLANET BECAUSE I JUST DID And i have never read a book which so comfortably and easily covers topics like war, xenophobia, stereotypes, clashing cultures and sexuality, and I love it so much. Its so unassumingly liberal it just makes me happy to think that is what our future will be like. In addition to all this, its an amazing scifi book with a strong female protagonist who works on a spaceship which punches holes through time and space. Its AMAZING and EVERYONE SHOULD READ IT.

  30. If you haven't watched it yet and enjoy consuming things then I would suggest Jessica Jones. If I did a December Favourites that show would be right at the top. It's a quite dark show and covers themes in a way that I think you'd appreciate. I definitely did.

  31. ohhhhh wow banging book club sounds amazing!! I don't know if I'll manage to keep up with it because my english lit degree leaves me very little time to read (irony) but the thought of reading in sync with everyone and discussing it just sounds too good to miss out!

  32. Hannah you may have read it already but I think you would love The Line of Beauty by Alan Hollinghurst, deals with al sorts of heavy hitting themes in Thatcherite Britain like class, race, sexuality, mental health etc etc. I read it as my first book for my English degree which I started this year and it was definitely an interesting one if nothing else!

  33. I want to watch Carol Sooooooo bad. But I don't think it is coming out in Australia. Which is weird considering one of the main actors in it is Australian. I have looked at every cinema from where I live to five hours away and can't find it anywhere. Grrrr

  34. Can we talk about Pluto being a "planet" again? I thought the sciences deemed it as a "dwarf" planet…

    I might be wrong, someone enlighten me with science. #PlutoIsAPlanetToo

  35. Asking For It is an incredible book, I love both of Louise O'Neill's books they're so relatable but scary, they're the kind of books that I feel everyone needs to read, they're incredible

  36. I've downloaded the book, and blooming heck! It's not for the faint hearted! Getting to be quite intense actually, but I'm looking forward to finishing it and seeing where the author takes it.
    Happy new year by the way πŸ™‚ hope 2016 is great for you πŸ™‚

  37. I… I just really don't understand why people are fans of Lena Dunham? And even Tina Fey at this point? I get liking their shows (like, personally I do love 30 Rock, contentious as it is) but I'm genuinely grappling to understand how an informed feminist can fully support them. Honestly asking!

  38. Hey Hannah! Thanks for the recommendations. I was wondering about Asking For It, do you think it might be upsetting or triggering for a victim of sexual assault? I'm considering getting it for a friend but don't know if it would help or hurt x

  39. Hannah I love you and I think you do great things, but as a feminist how can you love Lena Dunham, Amy Poehler and Tina Fey? Three of the most problematic white feminists in mainstream feminism? Lena Dunham is "like marmite" because she trivialises molestation and has done and written so many problematic things, not because of her personality.

  40. yaaaass so up for this book club, already bought Asking For It and have been meaning to read it, can't wait to see your review!

  41. why everyone only watched the classic trilogy of Star Wars ? of course is the best , but the "new" deserves to be seen before seeing the new film … haha well, hanah if liked Harriso, I'm sure you 'll like Ewan McGregor as THE young obi wan πŸ™‚ see it!

  42. i completely understand the onset of the harrison ford obsession, it has come for me too. oh well, what can ya do lmao

    Watch: Six days & seven nights, with Harrison Ford and Anne Heche xD in that one You can see Harry at one of his best! xD so awesome!

  44. "i'll just keep googling pictures of him when he was younger."
    oh gods, me too. Young harrison ford is the reason we need to build a time machine.

  45. I got so excited for the book club I finished Asking for it in less than a day! I am looking forward to discussing it with everyone at the end of january!

  46. Welcome to the Harrison Ford club! I'm still crushing on him even at 73. It's okay. My friends judge me but Β―(ツ)/Β―

  47. If you want to watch another film about feminism I'd recommend a film called Made in Dagenham. It's a film based on the true story of the Dagenham factory workers fight for equal pay, and my dad also directed it πŸ˜‰ xx

  48. I just finished reading "asking for it". I read it over two days and absolutely loved it. It was a hard and emotional read but I'm glad I did. The emotions and thoughts captured in it were so real, at times I felt like the horrors were happening to me.

    Many seem to not like the ending, but I do. I understand the reasoning behind it. It's a book I would recommend to everyone, it helps show the stigma between rape and victim blaming and hopefully work to end it.

  49. I'm not a fan of Lena Dunham at all, she's said a lot of things I don't agree with (the whole thing with her sister, i won't go into) but I've just subscribed, and am loving your channel xxx

  50. Heyaah! Big Fan of joining #BangingBookClub but think I'm a bit late for this months so I'll get on February's! Really enjoyed your favourite video, feel free to check out mine! #SassBox

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