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What to do in London

During one particularly gruesome scene, a character, who’d also provided comic relief, kills himself by slitting both wrists …

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I Went in for a Massage and Might Have had a Happy Ending (London)

Thwackah! This was the sound of the 4′ 6′ Shimura whipping both sheets off me like a magician revealing the fact he’s made his assistant disappear.

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