Fantasia Review: ‘The Columnist’ is a revenge story we’ve all fantasized about

The Columnist (L)

“It’s just the internet; it isn’t real.”

“Never read the comments.”

“It was only a joke.”

If you have ever spent any time on the internet, on social media or forums or any site where people can leave comments, these phrases should sound familiar. The internet is the great democratizer, rendering everyone’s voice the same volume no matter what they’re saying. The problem is that a lot of people only have awful things to say.

This is the world we inhabit. It’s the same in the world of Femke Boot, a successful columnist for a dutch website and magazine. She writes, and people comment. Femke doesn’t live in our world through which means that when she has had enough, she has really had enough.

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