Citizen Dame

The podcast for feminists who love film, brought to you by two female critics who want to broaden the conversation.

Episode 148: Dame of the Nineties

The Dames spend this week talking about how Joss Whedon is even more of a Garbage Person than we originally imagined, how Britney Spears was done wrong by the media, and how Mae West threatened patriarchy so much, they had to make up an entire code of censorship to stop her.

Links about Whedon's terribleness: 

Episode 146: Dame Resolutions

The Dames discuss the films they want to see in 2021, plus:

  • That whole inauguration of a new president thing
  • Cinematic resolutions for the new year
  • Ways that Wonder Woman 3 could go
  •  Listener resolutions!

Episode 145: The 2020 Citizen Dame Awards

This week, the Dames talk about all the best movies, performances, and directors of 2020. Enjoy!

Episode 144: American Dames

The Dames spend some time discussing current events, including the insurrection at the Capitol, how analysis of film and media is not only important but necessary to understand the cultural zeitgeist, and whether or not Parasite is "odd."

Episode 143: Wonder Dame 1984

We're ringing in 2021 with an in-depth (and spoilery) discussion of Wonder Woman 1984. Topics include:
  • Why the film is so much better and deeper than a lot of people want to think it is
  • Body swapping and consent
  • How long is too long to pine for Chris Pine?
  • Barbara and Diana and the relationship we never got to see
  • Is Pedro Pascal's Maxwell Lord the greatest movie villain ever?
  • And more!

Episode 142: The Dames’ Christmas Carol

The Dames close out the holiday season discussing our favorite holiday movies, with some lesser known ones suggested by our listeners! Plus:

  • Why the ending of The Baby Yoda Show was (kinda) dumb
  • Karen's favorite holiday film about a suicide hotline
  • Danny Kaye: Hot or Hottest?

Happy Holidays everyone!

Episode 138: The Maltese Dame

The Dames carry on with Noirvember, talking about the quintessential noir star, Humphrey Bogart! 

We cover his early films, relationship with Lauren Bacall, great leading ladies, performances as Sam Spade and Phillip Marlowe, and why Bogie, among all the stars of noir, remains the most iconic. 

Episode 136: Dames for Democracy

The Dames celebrate and discuss the outcome of the 2020 election, because whatever, we do what we want. Also!

  • Johnny Depp has "resigned" from Fantastic Beasts
  • Karen has FINALLY seen The Great British Baking Show
  • We love Canada, all tucked away down there
  • Discussions of His House, The Raven, and Beau Travail 

 

Episode 135: Dames Are Not Afraid

Posted by citizendame in podcast, feminist film critics, horror films

This week! We are talking all about horror movies from female filmmakers! Join us this week as we talk about the films of Karyn Kusama, Anna Biller, Ida Lupino, Wendy Toye, Mary Harron, Jennifer Kent, and Debra Hill - just to name a few. The list includes Jennifer's Body, Prevenge, The Slumber Party Massacre II (why is the Driller Killer so hot??), American Psycho, Pet Sematary, The Babadook and more!

 

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Episode 134: The Red Dame Kills Seven Times

The Dames teach a class in blood, boobs, and Giallo 101! Including

  • Why giallo is such a weird and influential genre
  • The masters of the genre, Argento and Bava and NO ONE ELSE
  • Giallo's issues with misogyny, homophobia, and exploitation
  • The influence of the giallo on contemporary horror
  • All the many awesome titles attached to less-than-awesome films
  • Why Suspiria is still the best ever

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