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Our cover interview this time is with the film star Diane Kruger — Helen in Troy, and a scene-stealer in Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds. When I met her in New York, she told me in no uncertain terms why Hollywood needs more parts for grown-up women.
Meanwhile, Alison Wolf, author of the brilliant The XX Factor, considers a less respectable branch of the film business, but one in which the women are often paid more than the men: porn. Are the industry’s transactions really any more empowering than the deal cut by an old-fashioned madam?
On the subject of which, the club 5 Hertford Street, in the former brothel territory of Shepherd Market, right now has a buzz akin to something like Studio 54. There’s a waiting list of thousands but, in the spirit of investigative journalism, Stephen Robinson propped up the bar both there and at Annabel’s, its rival and inspiration.
On a recent night at 5 Hertford Street, I collided with Toby Young, who on page 40 introduces Spectator Life’s hot list of the most inspirational immigrants to London, a city which in the past 25 years has become truly globalised. In that spirit I’m thrilled to introduce our new columnists — Sam Neill from New Zealand, Oscar Humphries from Australia, and Harry Cole, from, er, Westminster. Enjoy the issue!
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