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Planning on partying at Brighton Pride? Take the opportunity to recharge afterwards and explore the surrounding Sussex countryside. Sally Shalam continues her travels around the UK by car, with the help of leading car hire company Hertz, to find great spots for you to discover and relax.

Driving around the South Downs is a wonderful thing. Villages of brick and Sussex flint dot the landscape of undulating, verdant chalk hills which stretch for almost 100 miles, from Winchester to Eastbourne. They form a dreamy backdrop of hazy greenish blue, on a summer day, to the coastline. The A27 traces much of the South Downs National Park, and is easily picked up by anyone heading north out of Brighton (or south, from central London or Gatwick Airport, to the coast).

Charleston House

Yet even the briefest foray, just a day, using part of this road as a rough guide, will uncover surprises. Take Middle Farm, just east of Lewes. Here you can scoop up picnic treats (freshly pressed apple juice, local cheeses and diet-busting scones) for a day walking the South Downs Way, from the pretty town of Alfriston, but also buy plants and even hens for your smallholding. The farmshop zings with colourful produce, a fitting hors d’oeuvre to Charleston House, two minutes’ drive away.

Nowhere will have you reassessing your home decor and reaching for a paint chart quite as fast as Charleston House. This is the former home of Bloomsbury artists Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant. Bell was married to art critic Clive Bell, but moved here with Grant in 1916. Rooms became artists’ studios or simply vehicles for decoration in day-to-day living. From door panels to fireplaces, tables to bedheads, there is barely a surface untouched by creativity equalled only, perhaps, by the unconventionality of Charleston’s various occupants. Writers, critics and artists were drawn here, and visitors included E.M. Forster, Lytton Strachey and Roger Fry. The exuberant interiors are preserved today, by a charitable trust which opens the house and tumultuously beautiful gardens to the public from June to October.

Ditchling Museum of Art and Craft building and landscape. View of the rear of St Margaret’s Church and cemetery.

Just moments away, along the A27, in Berwick, stands the church of St Michael and All Angels. Grant, Bell and her son Quentin Bell were invited to decorate its interior during World War II. Their religious murals which cover the nave walls and chancel arch are quite a surprise, when you push open the door, and the pulpit, vibrant with painted flowers and fruit, unlike any I’ve ever seen. For a family trip, this is one church which will keep kids entertained (and the carrot to dangle is following it with a visit to Drusillas Zoo Park, just minutes away).

Less than half an hour north, in the hamlet of Muddles Green, lies Farleys House, the former home of iconic war photographer and correspondent Lee Miller and her husband, Roland Penrose, the surrealist artist. Its extraordinary contents can be discovered on a timed tour (open Sundays, April to October). Penrose’s paintings are hung on brightly painted walls in the house along with all manner of artefacts and a selection of Miller’s photographic work is on display in the more sober setting of a gallery in an adjacent barn. It is, quite simply, an unmissable glimpse into their world, inhabited by friends such as Picasso, Miro, Max Ernst and Man Ray, and further proof that life in Sussex farmhouses was not quite as predictable as one might have imagined.

The question, after so much bold colour, is where to stay to keep up the drama. My choice would be historic Pelham Hall, run as a B&B by Manhattanite Matthew Fox since 2014. Plump beds and a restful vibe come with a gratifying side order of ancient beams and American breakfasts of pancakes with bacon and maple syrup or Spanish eggs baked in terracotta with herbs, tomatoes, Manchego and chorizo. The location, in Burwash, in the Sussex Weald (between the North and South Downs) brings the added bonus of nearby Bateman’s, the Jacobean home of Rudyard Kipling, now owned by the National Trust.

Or you can seriously push the boat out at Gravetye Manor, where Michelin star dining and magical gardens make a very special stay – or simply book a sumptuous afternoon tea. Then there is the rustic cosiness of rooms at The Bull at Ditchling. Food is good, as it also is up the road at the White Horse. The Ditchling Museum of Art and Craft is a modern gem, and the route from Brighton means a scenic drive over Ditchling Beacon on the Downs so exhilarating it will make your heart sing.

Ditchling Beacon, a view from a high spot on the South Downs, at sunset.

Pick up your car from Hertz Brighton location, Brighton Racecourse, Freshfield Road, Brighton BN2 9XZ. Tel: 01273 358310

Arriving by train? Take advantage of the free collection service from Brighton station by calling Hertz Brighton upon arrival.

Or pick up your car from your local Hertz location. See hertz.co.uk for more details.

A people carrier from Hertz will provide plenty of room for friends, and a picnic, on this short break.

For more short breaks by car in the UK see hertz.co.uk/inspiredbritishbreaks.

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Policy essay: "Encryption Substitutes," by Andrew Keane Woods:

In this short essay, I make a few simple assumptions that bear mentioning at the outset. First, I assume that governments have good and legitimate reasons for getting access to personal data. These include things like controlling crime, fighting terrorism, and regulating territorial borders. Second, I assume that people have a right to expect privacy in their personal data. Therefore, policymakers should seek to satisfy both law enforcement and privacy concerns without unduly burdening one or the other. Of course, much of the debate over government access to data is about how to respect both of these assumptions. Different actors will make different trade-offs. My aim in this short essay is merely to show that regardless of where one draws this line -- whether one is more concerned with ensuring privacy of personal information or ensuring that the government has access to crucial evidence -- it would be shortsighted and counterproductive to draw that line with regard to one particular privacy technique and without regard to possible substitutes. The first part of the paper briefly characterizes the encryption debate two ways: first, as it is typically discussed, in stark, uncompromising terms; and second, as a subset of a broader problem. The second part summarizes several avenues available to law enforcement and intelligence agencies seeking access to data. The third part outlines the alternative avenues available to privacy-seekers. The availability of substitutes is relevant to the regulators but also to the regulated. If the encryption debate is one tool in a game of cat and mouse, the cat has other tools at his disposal to catch the mouse -- and the mouse has other tools to evade the cat. The fourth part offers some initial thoughts on implications for the privacy debate.

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Universal nasty

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How South Park helped raise a generation of trolls

The Big Idea: Tal M. Klein

Jul. 25th, 2017 11:56 am
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Teleportation: A great idea, but with some practical… problems. It’s a physics thing. In this Big Idea for The Punch Escrow, author Tal M. Klein wonders, what if you could solve those problems, not with physics, but with another branch of human intellectual endeavor entirely?


F#*%ing transporters, how do they work?

It was the Ides of March of 2012. I had just started a new job and was chatting with a co-worker about lens flare. Specifically, I was ranting about J.J. Abrams’ penchant for gratuitous lens flare, using the Star Trek reboot as an example, when all of a sudden the conversation was interrupted by our CEO.

“It’s bullshit!” he shouted.

(He wasn’t talking about the lens flare.)

Our CEO wielded a PhD in Computer Science and was using it to fight with Star Trek, or more specifically its transporters. He went on to monologue about Heisenberg’s uncertainty principle, explaining that the position and the velocity of an object couldn’t both be measured exactly, at the same time, even in theory, and in the highly improbable likelihood that somehow someone did manage to circumvent the uncertainty principle, they’d still have to contend with the no-cloning theorem, which stated that it was impossible to create an identical copy of any unknown quantum state.

Here is what I heard: “Teleportation is impossible because physics.”

Now let’s be clear, I’m not a scientist. What I am is a product man. I build and market technology products for a living. Having bet my career on startups, my brain senses opportunity where others see impossibility. In fact, whenever anyone tells me I can’t do something, my mind automatically appends a “yet” to the end of their statement.

My favorite author growing up was Larry Niven. This fact is germane here because the first thing that came to mind during the CEO’s aforementioned monologue was a Niven essay entitled Exercise in Speculation: The Theory and Practice of Teleportation, part of a collection called All The Myriad Ways. Niven’s spiel on teleportation explored the pros and cons of the myriad ways (see what I did there) we might achieve commercialized human teleportation. The science was interesting, but what I remembered latching on to as a kid was his take on the anthropological impact of teleportation.

Niven’s itch was akin to what angered my CEO: If we discount for Star Trek’s technobabble and defer to actual physics, then every time Scotty teleported Captain Kirk he was actually killing him in one place and “printing him out” somewhere else.

This destructive teleportation variant of the twin maker trope has been explored almost ad nauseum. Though there are several good stories and movies that address the existential problems teleportation could introduce should it ever become a viable transportation mechanism, none have adequately presented a marketable solution to that problem — at least none that might pass muster with an anthropologist.

How come nobody ever discussed how society might come to adopt teleportation in the first place, I wondered. Science fiction seemed to lack a scientifically plausible teleportation mechanism that could be deemed safe enough to commercialize in the near future.

So, I decided to solve the teleportation problem — with marketing!

In my day job as a chief marketing officer, when I’m asked to play out this kind of go-to-market strategy problem, I use a game theory methodology known as Wardley mapping; an augmentation of value chain mapping. The “product” came in the form of the Punch Escrow. It’s the MacGuffin that makes teleportation safe and thus both scientifically and anthropologically plausible. The value of mapping in predicting the future is based in pragmatism. If we can assess what components of tech will become commoditized in society, we can envision innovations that build on those commodities in alignment with basic needs, making their commercialization more plausible.

Consulting with a real life quantum physicist, I used the Wardley mapping approach to understand the teleportation problem and then solve for it: When someone teleports, the Punch Escrow is a chamber in which the they are held — in escrow — until they safely arrive at their final destination. That way if anything goes wrong during teleportation, the “conductor” could just cancel the trip and the traveler would safely walk out at the point of origin as if nothing happened.

But how does one market this scenario given the very obvious twin maker issue?

A capitalist society will always want to get from point A to point B faster and on-demand. I don’t think anyone would argue that safe teleportation is a highly desirable mode of transport. The Punch Escrow makes it possible, and International Transport (the company behind commercial teleportation in the 22nd century) effectively brands it as “safe.” To wit, critics of early steam locomotives avowed that the human body was not meant to move faster than fifty miles an hour. Intelligent people with impeccable credentials worried that female passengers’ uteruses might be ejected from their bodies as trains accelerated! Others suspected that a human body might simply melt at such speeds. You know what? It didn’t matter. People wanted to get from point A to point B faster, train tycoons marketed to that desire with implied underpinnings of safety, and trains took off.

Just as locomotives didn’t transform our world into a dystopia, it stands to reason teleportation won’t either. Yes, people die in train accidents (not because their organs fly out of their orifices, I should add), but the benefit is anthropologically perceived as greater than the risk. Same goes with commercial flight. Of course you’ve heard the axiom, “If God had meant man to fly…” — that didn’t seem to stop droves of us from squeezing into small flying metal tubes in the sky. Today, we face similar fears with autonomous vehicles, but I’m certain that the marketers will calm our nerves. I believe within a generation the notion of manual driving will seem as esoteric a means of getting around as a horse and carriage. Maybe the same will be said of teleportation a century from now?


The Punch Escrow: Amazon|Barnes & Noble|Indiebound|Powell’s

Read an excerpt. Visit the author’s site. Follow him on Twitter.

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Todd Haynes is one of the most successful LGBT+ filmmakers around. From Far From Heaven to Carol, Haynes’ work has been lauded by critics and fans alike, which is why we’re so excited for his next project.

Wonderstruck, due out later this year, is the story of a young boy from the Midwest which is told in tandem with the tale about a young girl in New York 50 years previously. Both children soon discover a strange connection that transcends time and space.

The film, which is being distributed by Amazon Studios, stars Julianne Moore and Michelle Williams and is based on the 2011 novel of the same name.

Wonderstruck had its premiere at Cannes earlier this year, where it received positive reviews. The Hollywood Reporter said: “Alive with the magic of pictures and the mysteries of silence, this is an uncommonly grownup film about children, communication, connection and memory.”

The film’s first trailer shows the disparity between the lives of the two children as they attempt to navigate their way through their lives, and is set to the tune of David Bowie’s ‘Space Oddity’.

Wonderstruck will be released in October in the US, with a UK release set to follow later.

Watch the trailer below:

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- Mr Tummyness goes for a walk.

Mr Tummyness the Faun stumped by a wish tree

postable  Mr Tummyness the Faun with the skeletal petals of winter

- BBC News online feed pull quote, lol: "A 12ft-long python found on the Norfolk Broads has still not been found." Perhaps it's not a python but a news ouroboros? ;-)

- Small political victories making me happy right left now:

1. In the UK the inquest into the death of Sarah Reed #sayhername found that her death in custody was preventable and the result of systemic racism and disablism. The inquest explicitly stated that Sarah Reed should NOT have been in prison, in addition to listing many forms of abusive maltreatment Sarah Reed was subjected to including the deliberate withholding of medication by prison staff. It doesn't give Sarah Reed her life back but this accurate and comprehensive verdict will help her family, especially her mother, and might even ripple outwards to help every Black disabled woman currently being abused by systemic racism and disablism (including by disabled white racists who volubly deny racism exists, and play at respectability politics, while inflicting their racism and the deadly results on Black disabled people).

2. In Poland justice activist Zofia Romaszewska, and mass street protests by ordinary Polish people, persuaded President Andrzej Duda to veto an attempt by the (democratically elected) fascist government of Poland to take control of the judiciary. The EU also protested and threatened sanctions, which is important because that might slow the power grab by fascists in Hungary too, and the further spread of overt fascism in Europe (which still has too much power and influence over the rest of the world).

3. All those gifs of Sean Spicer stealing a mini-fridge from the White House were 'king lolarious and, no, it's not a *distraction* because people can have fun while simultaneously caring about the srs bznz of resisting fascism.

The new astrology

Jul. 25th, 2017 07:07 am
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Of course it’s science! Look at all those equations!

Thanx to [personal profile] andrewducker
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Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston and certainly appear to have bonded on the set of the latest Marvel film, Thor: Ragnarok.

The duo star in the upcoming superhero film with Mark Ruffalo, which is due to hit cinemas later this year. In the film, Thor’s home world Asgard is taken over by the supervillainess Hela (Cate Blanchett), who imprisons Thor without his hammer, forcing him to battle his old friend Hulk to reclaim his kingdom. Tom Hiddleston returns to the franchise as Thor’s villainous brother Loki.

It appears the three actors got very close while filming the movie, as a new Instagram picture shows Chris and Tom sleeping together in the same bed with director Taika Waititi during Comic-Con.

Ruffalo was also there, and posted the picture with the caption: “Living the dream, dreaming of living. #thorragnarok #sdcc2017″

Living the dream, dreaming of living. #thorragnarok #sdcc2017

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These guys are all pretty big stars at this point. Surely they can spring for their own hotel rooms at this point? No?

Watch the latest trailer for Thor: Ragnarok below:

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One Direction might be enjoying an extended ‘hiatus’, but almost two years after the former X Factor foursome went their separate ways, it seems one part of the band’s legacy just won’t quit.

Throughout the course of their musical career – which began when five teenage boys were thrown together by Simon Cowell at the bootcamp stage of the ITV singing competition back in 2010 – band members Louis Tomlinson, 25, and Harry Styles, 23, have been dogged by rumours that they’re in a romantic relationship.

Fans who’ve long-believed that the chart-topping stars only have eyes for each other even coined a name for the supposed couple, ‘Larry Stylinson’, and the question of whether ‘Larry’ is real has long divided One Direction’s passionate fanbase.

Now, however, Louis has finally addressed the rumours – and he’s put talk of a romantic relationship with Dunkirk star Harry to bed once and for all.

Asked by The Sun’s Dan Wootton what his views on the ‘Larry conspiracy’ were, the ‘Just Hold On’ singer admitted he’d “never actually been asked about it directly.”

The ‘Just Hold On’ singer continued: “It’s a funny thing. I mean look, people can believe what they want to believe, but I just think it comes across sometimes as disrespectful to the ones I love, you know, like[girlfriend] Eleanor [Calder, his girlfriend].

He added: “I think it’s one of these things that people love to buy into but in reality obviously there’s no truth to it. Obviously.”

Louis, who welcomed his first child, a son named Freddie, with former hairstylist Briana Jungwirth in January 2016, also admitted to The Sun that the ‘Larry’ rumours ended up hurting his friendship with Styles.

“It kind of happened naturally for me and Harry because a certain amount of the fans drew up this conspiracy” he said.  “When it first came around I was with Eleanor, and it actually felt a little bit disrespectful to Eleanor, who is my girlfriend now.

“It created this atmosphere between the two of us where everyone was looking into everything we did. It took away the vibe you get off anyone. It made everything, I think on both fences, a little bit more unapproachable.

“I think it shows that it was never anything real, if I can use that word.”

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We took to the beaches of Greece last month for our swimwear special where we tried out a pair of UNDERED apparel on our model Kris.

UNDERED create superior quality clothing, including swimwear, underwear, tanks and accessories  with a conscientious approach to design. Opting for a classic approach to style and superior quality craftsmanship, they want you to be able to get garments that last, which in an age of throwaway fashion, is a welcome breath of fresh air.

UNDERED apparel are all about versatility, opting for  designs that can take you from the beach to the gym, or possibly even the club.  They’re also passionate about self-empowerment in individuals, saying they ‘stand with other gay men in the LGBT+ community’ and that  ‘As a whole, the LGBT+ community demonstrates a unique strength and persistence in spite of opposition’.


Take a look online at underedusa.com as well as these lovely men below to give you a bit of motivation or check out their instagram page @underedapparel

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This is turning into an annual ritual

Jul. 25th, 2017 12:27 pm
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Or more like every 10-11 months. Guess who just bought a new computer? It me!

This time I don't think the demise of the old one is my fault - the battery was behaving weirdly on Sunday, and then yesterday at 40% power it went zoooop and wouldn't turn on again. It's still in warranty, so is being shipped back to Lenovo. In the meantime I still have work to do, so bought an itsy-bitsy teeny weenie Lenovo YogaBook, which is proving very difficult to type with (keyless keypad!) but otherwise seems like a Friend.

Naturally I hadn't made a recent file backup on the old computer, but I'm fairly sure the HD will be okay, and all my work stuff is on dropbox.

Phone woes

Jul. 25th, 2017 11:31 am
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If anyone has tried to phone me at home over the last few days, there's currently a bad fault on the line and it's almost impossible to understand what people are saying or recognise voices - as evinced by a couple of totally incomprehensible answering machine messages. BT say it ought to be fixed tomorrow.  Fortunately it doesn't seem to be causing internet problems so far.

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It’s not long until the small premiere of the new Star Trek TV series Star Trek: Discovery, and more details about the show’s characters are beginning to emerge.

Last year, we told you that Rent actor Anthony Rapp had been cast as a gay character in the show. Anthony, who played Mark in Broadway show Rent, before reprising his role in the film adaptation, will play Lieutenant Stamets, a scientist who is being billed as a central character in the sci-fi series.

During a Comic-Con panel at the weekend, it was announced that Wilson Cruz, who has appeared in numerous TV shows and, like Anthony, starred in the stage version of Rent, has been cast in the show as gay medical officer Dr. Hugh Culber.

The characters played by Rapp and Cruz will be a couple on the series, it was confirmed.

“Wilson Cruz will be playing my love interest, my partner,” Rapp revealed at the convention. “My man love―and we’re both officers on the ship.”

Sulu, the character played by George Takei in the original series, was revealed to be gay in the latest big screen adaptation, Star Trek Beyond. However, Discovery’s characters will be the first gay couple to be featured on Star Trek, as well as the first to be portrayed by openly gay actors. The show will also feature the first female lead since Voyager.

Discovery will be set in the Star Trek universe, a decade before the original 1960s series, which starred George Takei and Leonard Nimoy. Star Trek: Discovery‘s creator, Bryan Fuller is also gay. Fuller has developed acclaimed TV shows like Hannibal and American Gods. 

Star Trek: Discovery comes to Netflix UK from September 25.

Watch the trailer below:

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The M word

Jul. 25th, 2017 05:53 am
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Elitism has come to mean “rule by rich people who went to Ivy League schools.” Now, meritocracy is coming to mean “rule by rich people who went to Ivy League schools.” Wouldn’t it be nice to have a word for “having things done by people who are good at them”?

Thanx to Slate Star Codex

Mod Post: Off-Topic Tuesday

Jul. 25th, 2017 09:50 am
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In the comments to these weekly posts (and only these posts), it's your chance to go as off topic as you like. Talk about non-comics stuff, thread derail, and just generally chat amongst yourselves.

SDCC came and went with a slew of movie news from all directions and John Barrowman wearing a glittery TARDIS tutu, I'm sure other, very relevant and important, things happened too, but once you've seen John Barrowman in a glittery TARDIS tutu, all else tends to drift into the background.

In a move which is disturbing on a number of levels, President Trump used an address to the Boy Scouts of America (which he'd promised would not be political) to give a 40 minute ramble about how important loyalty to the President was... before asking them to boo the previous President. Words fail which, given some of the words I know, is probably best for everyone).

Pokemon Go's first live event, being held in Chicago, was something of a disaster, which is a genuine shame.

Greenland's ice sheet seems to be melting faster than anticipated.

The BBC published the pay rates of it's top stars, and the immediately obvious gender pay gap has led to some less than comfortable, but long overdue, discussions. Jodie Whittaker is confirmed as receiving the same pay for playing the Doctor as Peter Capaldi did.

The trailer for the Doctor Who Christmas Special which will see Capaldi regenerate into Whittaker has been released and David Bradley's impersonation of William Hartnell's first Doctor is approaching the scarily good. It also confirmed that Pearl Mackie will return as Bill for the special, but she has revealed that she will not be joining the new team for the following season.

Descendants 2, Disney's franchise combining "Once Upon a Time..." with "High School Musical" came out, and though Evie and Mal (daughters of the Wicked Queen from Snow White and Malificent, respectively) DO sing a Wicked-esque number which has more slashy subtext than a Chris Claremont comic, a scene of Harry Hook (the eyeliner-wearing (and for some reason Scottish) son of Captain Hook) kissing Gil (a dim, but-good natured, son of Gaston) was filmed, but cut from the movie, but is apparently still in the Junior Novelisation... which is certainly progress of a sort. (To be fair, the scenes of Harry "toying" with a captive handsome Prince don't leave much to the imagination either)
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It’s not everyday a clean-cut former Disney star takes on the role of one of the world’s most notorious serial killers, but that’s exactly what eerie new drama My Friend Dahmer has in store for cinema-goers this autumn.

21-year-old Ross Lynch – until now best known for wholesome turns in the likes of Teen Beach Movie – will play ‘Milwaukee Cannibal’ Jeffrey Dahmer in the upcoming physiological thriller from Marc Meyers, and we’ve now got our first proper look at the film in the form of an appropriately eerie trailer.

Based on Derf Backderf’s non-fiction graphic novel of the same name, My Friend Dahmer charts the troubled teenage years of a man who would go on to kill and dismember at least 17 men and boys between 1978 and 1991.

The film caused quite the buzz when it premiered at New York’s Tribeca Film Festival back in April, and Ross’s intense, unsettling appearances in the trailer alone are enough cause a lasting impression.

Born in Wisconsin in 1960, Jeffrey Dahmer committed his first murder at the age of 18 before going on to become one of the world’s most prolific serial killers and sex offenders.

The former US army medic often performed acts of both cannibalism and necrophilia after killing his victims; many of whom he picked up in or around gay bars.

He was arrested in 1991 after a man he had invited back to his apartment and handcuffed escaped and alerted police.

Despite being diagnosed with borderline personality disorder, schizotypal personality disorder, and a psychotic disorder following his arrest, Dahmer was found to be legally sane at his trial and was handed 15 life sentences in 1992. He was killed in prison by a fellow inmate less than three years later, aged 34.

My Friend Dahmer hits US cinemas this autumn. Check out the first trailer below:

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