Janet McCabe is Lecturer in Film Studies at Trinity College, Dublin. Kim Akass is Lecturer in Film Studies at London Metropolitan University. Both are editors of Reading Sex & the City (I.B.Tauris, 2004) and Reading Six Feet Under (I.B.Tauris, 2005). Sarah Warn is the founder and editor of AfterEllen.com and AfterElton.com, leading entertainment websites for gays and lesbians.
Mark Lawson is a novelist and cultural critic. He has published four novels including Idlewild, Going Out Live and Enough Is Enough. His work as a broadcaster includes presenting Radio 4's Front Row and Foreign Bodies - A History of Crime Fiction and BBC4's Mark Lawson Talks to . . . . He also writes for the Guardian and the New Statesman.