Bethany Platt is set to find herself in a deeply troubling situation in upcoming Coronation Street scenes as she lashes out at a sleazy customer in the lapdancing club and glasses him. And it could be more than just her job that she loses as the police will undoubtedly want a word.
Boyfriend Craig Tinker has warned Bethany against working in Tassels, especially after her colleague Sam was injured by a customer. But Bethany remains determined that she is completely in control of the situation and loves her job as it gives her empowerment over men.
Even after her family discover the truth about her new job and Gary ends up beaten up by bouncers, Bethany remains insistent that she is going to keep going. But the situation then will turn dark next month when she is forced to fight back against a client – and she smashes a glass over his head.
The shocking showdown is bound to affect Bethany’s viewpoint around her career – especially if she ends up arrested for the violent outburst. Could Bethany end up facing a potential prison sentence following the situation?
And will the altercation convince her to give up her role as a lapdancer?
Actress Lucy Fallon is up for a Best Performance prize at the National Television Awards tomorrow for her portrayal of the character during the harrowing sex ring storyline.
You can vote for Lucy and all things Coronation Street at the NTAs by heading to the website.
‘Antebellum’ has a ‘Get Out’ vibe, but doesn’t live up to its twist
“Antebellum” is built around a provocative twist, and it’s a good one — as well as one that definite..
“Antebellum” is built around a provocative twist, and it’s a good one — as well as one that definitely shouldn’t be spoiled even a little. Once that revelation is absorbed, however, the movie becomes less distinctive and inspired, reflecting an attempt to tap into the zeitgeist that made “Get Out” a breakthrough, without the same ability to pay off the premise.
Originally destined for a theatrical run, the movie hits digital platforms trumpeting a “Get Out” pedigree in its marketing campaign, since there’s an overlap among the producing teams.
More directly, the film marks the directing debut of Gerard Bush + Christopher Renz, who have championed social-justice issues through their advertising work. The opening script features a quote from author William Faulkner, whose intent will eventually become clearer: “The past is never dead. It’s not even past.”
If that sounds like a timely means of drawing a line from the horrors of slavery to the racism of today, you’ve come to the right place.
The story begins on a plantation, where the brutal overseers carry out grisly punishments against those tilling the fields. A few have just tried to escape, led by Veronica (Janelle Monae), and they pay a heavy price for their resistance, which does nothing to curb her defiance.
Also written by Bush + Renz, the script take too long before revealing what makes “Antebellum” different, but the middle portion — a “The Twilight Zone”-like phase when it’s hard to be sure exactly what’s going on — is actually the film’s strongest. (Even the trailer arguably gives away too much, so the less one knows, the better.)
The final stretch, by contrast, veers into more familiar thriller territory, and feels especially rushed toward the end, leaving behind a host of nagging, unanswered questions. That provides food for thought, but it’s also what separates the movie from something like “Get Out,” which deftly fleshed out its horror underpinnings.
Although the filmmakers (in a taped message) expressed disappointment that the movie wasn’t making its debut in theaters, in a strange way, the on-demand format somewhat works in its favor. In the press notes, Bush says the goal was “to force the audience to look at the real-life horror of racism through the lens of film horror. We’re landing in the middle of the very conversations that we hoped ‘Antebellum’ would spur.”
“Antebellum” should add to that discussion, so mission accomplished on that level. Monae is also quite good in her first leading film role (she did previously star in the series “Homecoming’s” second season), but otherwise, most of the characters remain underdeveloped.