Alex Casey

Alex Casey is the Senior Writer at The Spinoff and host of the On the Rag podcast. Email her on alex@thespinoff.co.nz

Television
Jun 13, 2018

Heartbreak Island Power Rankings: No man is a foot-shaped island

Alex Casey goes for a stroll on the foot-shaped sands of Heartbreak Island, week one.

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Television
Jun 11, 2018

Real life read: I dated six of the Heartbreak Island contestants

Alex Casey goes on a speed dating mission to get to know the beautiful brains behind the beautiful bodies of Heartbreak Island.

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Media
Jun 7, 2018

We infiltrated the top secret set of Peter Jackson's big new film

Alex Casey experiences a whole new dystopia on the set of Mortal Engines.

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WOAP 2018
Jun 5, 2018

Now you can finally make the break-up cake of your dreams

Gone are the days of wholesome messages on cakes, we are now living in a rude cake world. Alex Casey visits Tomboy to sample some delicious truths. 

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Barkers 1972
May 31, 2018

The making of Jesse Mulligan

Jesse Mulligan tells Alex Casey about the humiliating failures, awkward experiments and games of Strip Honk he endured along the way.

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Society
May 19, 2018

Exclusive: A New Zealander sold fake dog poo to Princess Diana

As the world fusses over Ed Sheeran marrying a Suits star, The Spinoff unearths a true royal scandal.

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Television
May 18, 2018

The Handmaid’s Tale recap: You’re tough, aren’t you?

Alex Casey dissects episode five of The Handmaid’s Tale, including the march of the child brides and a lovely holiday to the colonies. Contains spoilers, obviously.

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Society
May 17, 2018

What happens to all the tampons and pads when they leave us?

Alex Casey goes on an odyssey to discover the fate of Auckland’s disposable sanitary waste.

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Society
May 11, 2018

What is being done about sexual harassment on public transport?

It’s a regular occurrence for some and may be a surprise to many, so what is really being done to combat sexual harassment on public transport? Alex Casey talks to the people trying to change your commute for the better.

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Television
May 11, 2018

The Handmaid’s Tale recap: We’ve been sent good weather… or have we?

Alex Casey dissects episode four of The Handmaid’s Tale, including tense baby showers and a walk down memory lane. Contains spoilers, obviously.

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Television
May 4, 2018

The Handmaid’s Tale recap: Blessed be the fruit loops

Alex Casey dissects episode three of The Handmaid's Tale, including cereal gags, serious twists and a Gwen Stefani cameo, of all things. 

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Media
May 4, 2018

Jackie van Beek and Madeleine Sami are changing the game, one pube joke at a time

Alex Casey sits down for a yarn with Madeleine Sami and Jackie van Beek, as their film The Breaker Upperers opens in New Zealand cinemas this week.

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Society
May 3, 2018

Undies, roast chickens, and lots of sex: Horror stories from NZ cinemas

After a cinema in Hawera banned patrons wearing pyjamas last week, ex-cinema attendant Alex Casey shines a light on much grosser stories from the back row of theatres around the country. 

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Television
Apr 26, 2018

The Handmaid’s Tale is back to burn everything to the ground

Alex Casey reviews the return of The Handmaid’s Tale, available exclusively on Lightbox with new episodes every Thursday.

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Television
Apr 25, 2018

The mysterious case of Auckland’s upwardly mobile celebrity cats

As revealed on The Real Pod this week, cats Brian and Christine Rice-Green are having a second chance at living with New Zealand TV royalty.

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Television
Apr 23, 2018

All the ways you can get hyped for The Handmaid’s Tale season two

With The Handmaid's Tale season two arriving exclusively to Lightbox on Thursday, Alex Casey assembles a handy list of ways you can bide your time. 

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Television
Apr 20, 2018

The greatest hits from the Anika Moa and Hilary Barry era of Seven Sharp

Alex Casey looks back at two glorious weeks of Anika Moa guest hosting on Seven Sharp alongside Hilary Barry.

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Television
Apr 19, 2018

‘You look like my brother’ and more crushing awkwardness from First Dates NZ

Alex Casey watches the charming, awkward return of First Dates NZ, including a famous radio host and a Lannister situation for the ages.

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Television
Apr 17, 2018

Meet the woman bringing The Muppets to Wellington

Alex Casey talks to Nic Marshall, director of the Jim Henson Retrospectacle, about her decade-long mission to bring The Muppets down under. 

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Television
Apr 16, 2018

‘Would you like me to also be a different skin colour and male?’ – Anika Moa claps back at tattoo criticism on Seven Sharp

It only took a week for the Anika-era of Seven Sharp to get its first fiery moment, writes Alex Casey. 

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Television
Apr 9, 2018

NZ Bachelorette claims producers banned her from eating dessert

An ex-Bachelorette has opened up about her experience on The Bachelor NZ, claiming that producers monitored her weight and banned her from eating dessert.

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Television
Apr 6, 2018

Here’s why everyone is mad about the rude bum show

Alex Casey reads through the complaints against Naked Attraction, the very rude show that aired on TVNZ last year.

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Society
Apr 3, 2018

Does cosplay in New Zealand have a consent problem?

Conventions like Armageddon Expo allow cosplayers to celebrate their biggest pop culture passions. But, as Alex Casey found out, they can also be an opportunity for unwanted photography, groping and harassment.

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Television
Mar 31, 2018

Raised by Wolves celebrates howling, hilarious working class women

Alex Casey introduces Raised by Wolves, a coming-of-age sitcom created by UK feminist firebrand Caitlin Moran.

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Television
Mar 29, 2018

Key learnings from an explosive final week on MAFS Australia

Alex Casey watches the final week of Married at First Sight Australia, and comes away with some important lessons for the new season of the New Zealand franchise.

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Society
Mar 27, 2018

Everything the movies taught us about sex is a lie

Alex Casey talks to the women behind Body Double, a show in the Auckland Arts Festival that seeks to destroy traditional ideas of sex, desire and female passivity in the bedroom.

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