Dawn O’Porter on why we should treat trolls with kindness
Her novel, Goose, is out now, and This Old Thing, based on her new C4 show about vintage clothes, is out now. This is the book that made me want to be a writer. Flowers for Mrs Harris by Paul Gallico. The main character is on her way to Paris to spend all her savings on a Dior dress.
Dawn O’Porter is one cool woman. From slimming down to a size zero, to orgies and polygamy, she’s done it all. She can now also add.
The book was very well received and went on to be published in German, Dutch and Portuguese. The documentary enjoyed huge critical acclaim. In Dawn presented a BBC3 series of five documentary films, exploring attitudes to nudity, lesbianism, dating and pregnancy and childbirth. Request Showreel. Request Voicereel. Next Client. Previous Client. Download CV Contact Agent.
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Dawn O’Porter: I made people realise I’m not some floozy off the telly
By Eleanor Lawrie For Thisismoney. No one could question Dawn O’Porter’s commitment to a cause she is passionate about. More recently, Dawn indulged her long-term passion for vintage clothing with Channel 4 documentary series This Old Thing , in which she encouraged members of the public to try out vintage looks. This was followed by the launch of BOB by Dawn O’Porter , her clothes shop selling vintage clothing and vintage-inspired designs, online and at a number of pop-up locations around London.
She has also added even more strings to her bow by publishing two novels based around her childhood growing up on Guernsey.
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Queensland has recorded no further cases of coronavirus in the past 24 hours. Victoria has recorded new coronavirus cases and eight deaths in the past 24 hours. Follow our live coverage for the latest news on the coronavirus pandemic. Dawn O’Porter knows all about the bile that can rise in your throat when you’re the victim of incessant name-calling online. By the time O’Porter’s internal geyser burst, she was already a household name in her native Britain, having made dozens of quirky first-person television documentaries on topics ranging from lesbianism to breast cancer.
She had also, by that time, been called everything from an “arsehole” to “like Louis Theroux if he’d had 90 per cent of his IQ replaced with cupcake frosting”. O’Porter responded to that last “low blow” by writing that exposing and celebrating her imperfect flesh had been part of her examination of the societal pressure for women to look perfect and telling it to “piss off”.
But the damage had been done. Being trolled so badly had already stalled her career, sent her spiralling into depression and damaged her relationship with her now-husband, Bridesmaids actor Chris O’Dowd. And she’s not alone: more than 20 per cent of women surveyed in a new Australian study reported feeling depressed after experiencing harassment online, with 5 per cent saying it made them feel suicidal.
So it’s little wonder, then, that O’Porter has chosen as the subject of her first adult novel, The Cows, how hard it becomes for women to like what they see in the mirror when society is screaming judgemental ideas at them about how they should look, work and parent. In the book, Tara, a working mother, is rendered housebound with shame after a video of her masturbating in public goes viral, and she is labelled a “pervert” and “an unfit mother”.
Stella, who is desperate for a child, feels judged by a female blogger who proudly advocates childlessness, and ends up subsumed with rage and addicted to online trolling herself. She trolls Cam, who derides women who see themselves as “victims”.
Interview: Dawn O’Porter
By Lina Das. They are also the qualities that helped her rise to success in her 20s when she fronted a series of compelling TV documentaries on topics as diverse as polygamy and extreme dieting for which she slimmed down from a size 12 to an eight. Although she went through a difficult patch in her television career when she moved to Los Angeles nine years ago of which more later , she has since reinvented herself as an author.
In , she presented a BBC Three series of documentaries entitled Dawn, about issues from dating to pregnancy, ‘and soon after I got a call.
Since Super Slim Me, Dawn has cast her glance at free love, spoilt teens and online dating. Trained as an actress, Dawn is now a writer and broadcaster, and has published two novels for young adults. She went on to make programmes such as Super Slim Me, looking at the dangers of extreme dieting. This became a series of programmes covering nudity, polygamy and childbirth. She has presented segments of shows by Gok Wan and Derren Brown, and is a lively and engaging awards host.
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No catches, no fine print just unconditional book loving for your children with their favourites saved to their own digital bookshelf. Dawn O’Porter is a broadcaster and print journalist who lives in London with her husband Chris, cat Lilu and dog Potato. She has made thirteen documentaries about all sorts of things, including polygamy, childbirth, geishas, body image, breast cancer Dawn has written for various UK newspapers and magazines including Grazia and Stylist.
She is also a highly prolific Tweeter and blogger of The Dawn Report. Although Dawn lives in London she spends a lot of time in LA and travels a lot.
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Dawn O’Porter: ‘I felt like a loser’
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Dawn O’Porter catches up with the 25 online daters as they meet their potential partners She also discovers how internet dating is changing modern courtship.
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