Best of the web: August 13, 2016by Fiona Rae
Vice News has put together a short video of America's powerful female politicians telling us how they broke the glass ceiling.
HERSTORY BEING MADE: The craziness of the US presidential election process is largely obscuring the historic nature of the occasion: Hillary Clinton has become the first female nominee for the most powerful job in the US. Women are still poorly represented in US government, although there have been many trailblazers. Vice News has put together a short video featuring four women in Washington.
SVOD HIGHLIGHT: What’s good in subscription video on demand. Daring, darkly fascinating, multi-layered – psychological NSFW drama The Girlfriend Experience, on Sky on-demand platform Neon, has been called all these things. Elvis’s granddaughter, Riley Keough, plays a student who moonlights as a call girl, and the showrunners are independent film-makers Amy Seimetz and Lodge Kerrigan.
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