Citizen Dame

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

Episode 161: The Dames Made Me Do It

The Dames celebrate the start of Pride month with a discussion of favorite LGBTQ+-themed films! Plus:

  • Cannes found FOUR WHOLE FEMALE DIRECTORS!
  • Favorite Palme d'Or winners across the ages!
  • Apparently Shrek 2 premiered at Cannes?
  • The Conjuring 3 has Catholic imagery! And other shocking revelations.

Episode 159: The Dame in the Window

The Dames dig deep into literature and film to discuss book to film adaptations, from The Woman in the Window to The Da Vinci Code and Psycho. Plus, why adaptation theory is probably not the best measure of a successful film. 

Episode 157: Wild Mountain Dames

The Dames return for a grab-bag episode of stupid men, awesome women, and Jamie Dornan thinking he's a bee. 

Episode 155: Kar and Laur Go to Vista Del Mar

The Dames head to Florida to discuss the brilliance of Barb and Star, plus: 

Episode 154: Seven Dames

Welcome! This week we're talking about:
  • The Academy's spotty history with female directors
  • The seven women nominated for Best Director - and all the ones who weren't
  • Plus more talk about how the Snyder Bros are why we can't have nice things

Episode 153: Dames on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown

The Dames spend some time this week discussing what constitutes a feminist film, including whether or not male directors can make them. Plus:

Episode 152: Dame’s Movies

Posted by citizendame in citizen dame, podcast, feminist film critics
  • The world is dangerous for women and we're tired
  • Cancel Culture across the political spectrum
  • Woman's Films
  • We reveal the secret to guys: here's all you need to do to win over any woman you want
  • Plus listener questions!

Episode 151: Foxy Dame

Welcome to Citizen Dame! This week we're discussing:

  • TCM's "Reframing" Series is a good intention that doesn't address the network's real issue
  • Modern Black Cinema from 1970s Blaxsploitation to present-day horror and everything in between
    • Discussion includes: Pam Grier! Ganja and Hess! John Singleton and Spike Lee, Candyman, Widows, and more!

For further reading: Reframing the Problem of TCM by Lauren Humphries-Brooks 

Episode 150: Imitation of Life

The Dames discuss the representation of Black women in Classical Hollywood, from the "race films" of the 1920s–1940s, issues of stereotyping, white people controlling Black images, the relationships between Black women and white women on screen, and why we all should try to be more like Eartha Kitt. 

Episode 149: Watch Old Movies

Posted by citizendame in citizen dame, podcast, film history

Hello! This week, we're talking about the latest (and weirdest?) round of Old Movie Naysayers and how ignoring old films means ignoring an important record of our cultural history.  Plus we discuss how you're missing out on the experience of Oscar Micheaux and other Black filmmakers and their incredible, vital art.

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