Sidney can feel her career slipping down the plughole. No one loves a pop star when she's forty - not if she isn't Madonna or Kylie. So unless she wants to join the ranks of the has-beens on the casino circuit, she better get herself a hit. But what if she regains the whole world and still feels that something's missing?
Baby hunger. Returning to the feisty mood of her hit The Female of the Species, Joanna Murray-Smith in Rockabye gives our self-involved, celebrity-obsessed culture a satirical duff-up.
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EXTRACT: Well... first of all, it's the way the U-boat descends beneath the surface of the sea. The way it tilts and then riffles through the waves and then disappears and you know that this fine group of young men, who through no fault of their own are Krauts, are entering a strange new world of tension and madness and fear and claustrophobia and tinned sauerkraut. I find that moving, Jules.
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EXTRACT: Please donâ€™t mention that wordâ€”Iâ€™m phobic about it. The point is, itâ€™s all changed, Tobias. Weâ€™ve got sex kittens who in the old days would have been up to nine lives. Look at Helen Mirren. (Modified from dialogue)Adult themes