An explicitly racist advertisement for a skin-whitening treatment, the eponymous White Pearl cream, has gone viral. The pastel offices of ClearDay – the Singaporean cosmetics company behind the ad – become the backdrop for a disastrous attempt at damage control. Presided over by manager Priya Singh (a vigorous performance by Farzana Dua Elahe), ClearDay’s publicity crisis becomes the crucibl ... (read more)
Alexander Douglas Thom
Alexander Douglas Thom is an Arts and Humanities Research Council-funded doctoral student at the Shakespeare Institute, Stratford-upon-Avon. His research focuses on Renaissance drama, philosophies of self, and the cultural histories of banishment.