London Lite Friday, 30 October 2009 17 Male escorts q&a sessIoN Was Most PoPUlar eVeNt by GEORGINA LITTLEJOHN Traditional image: WI members discussing home-made jam A LONDON meeting of the Womens Institute welcomed an unusual guest speaker... a professional gigolo. The gathering, in Fulham, was one of the branchs most popular meetings ever. Introduced only as John, the male escort and part-time tennis coach was very popu- lar with the WI, traditionally associated with jam-making and inviting more sedate types such as missionaries to address its members. Nanny Joanna Hackett, 29, from the Fulham branch, said of the gigolo: He approached us and we thought we would grab him with open arms, no pun intended. He certainly provoked lots of debate with a lot of questions. Some were practical, like, Do you always practise safe sex? and some emotional, like, What happens if you really like the person -- or if you really dont? It was an extraordinarily well- attended meeting. Thats the great thing about the WI -- in three quarters of an hour you can hear about some- thing you would never normally know about. Usually associated with rural communities, the WIs Fulham branch, set up six years ago, was the first in London. Last week students at Kings College established the capi- tals second campus branch. The branch founder, Laura King, 21, said: Lots of WIs are old ladies making jam. Were a funky WI. Ruth Bond, of the National Federation of Womens Institutes, said: A success- ful WI will thrive on the diversity of its members. racy WI groups now even ask gigolos along DvD releases drag me to hell Director Sam raimis terrifically enjoyable horror about a mousey bank clerk who is cursed after refusing a customer a loan. thrills and chuckles in equal measure. (Lions Gate, 19.99, cert 18) PaUl josePh district 13: ultimatum Luc BeSSon produced this action- packed Parisian thriller set in a lawless, walled-off ghetto run by criminal gangs. notable mostly for the freerunning sequences. (Momentum, 15.99, cert 18) POST yOUR ibLOG REVIEWS AT thisislondon.co.uk/lite 1 X-MenOriginsWolverine(12) 2 MonstersVsAliens(PG) 3 DragMeToHell(15) 4 TheLastHouseOnTheLeft (2009)(18) 5 LookingForEric(15) 6 TheBoatThatRocked(15) 7 StateOfPlay(12) 8 Angels&Demons(12) 9 Coraline(PG) 10HorsemenOfTheApocalypse (18) Source: Lovefilm.com TOP 10 RENTALDVDs sound&LiteFunky: WI members Holly Thompson, Nikki Sherman, Victoria Daly and Laura King index.html2.html3.html4.html5.html6.html7.html8.html9.html10.html11.html12.html13.html14.html15.html16.html17.html18.html19.html20.html21.html22.html23.html24.html25.html26.html27.html28.html29.html30.html31.html32.html33.html34.html35.html36.html37.html38.html39.html40.html41.html42.html43.html44.html45.html46.html47.html48.html49.html50.html51.html