Citizen Dame

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

Episode 120: The Dames Undergo Emotional Whiplash

This week, the Dames discuss any manner of bad (and good!) things, including the return (sigh) of the Garbage Men:

Plus Listener Questions and What We've Been Watching!

Episode 118: Studio Dames

The Dames are covering the Studio System and the Golden Age of Hollywood this week, including:
  • The Big Five
  • The Paramount Case and anti-trust laws (1948)
  • The 1950s and the further decline of the system into the independent era
  • Important genres: film noir, horror, melodrama, prestige pictures
  • Star personas! 
  • Female filmmakers during the system
  • Some lesser known essentials of the era
 

Episode 116: Silent Dames

The Dames return to cover the history of early and silent cinema, why it's so important, and how women basically did everything first. 

  • The birth of motion pictures and the Silent Film era 
  • Lumieres vs. Melies
  • The development of the mobile camera and continuity narrative
  • Different film industries and influences (Hollywood, Weimar cinema/expressionism, etc.) - how techniques, images, themes, etc. continue to influence filmmaking TODAY
  • Early female filmmakers and artists, including Alice Guy-Blaché, Frances Marion, Mary Pickford, Lotte Reiniger, Marion E. Wong, and Lois Weber. 
 

Episode 114: Dame Criticism

The Dames discuss the meaning and background of Film Theory and Criticism. Plus listener questions and a Very Special Contest announcement!

Further reading:

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Or a Twitter DM to: @citizendamepod
 

Episode 112: Dame Noir

This week, the Dames take some time out to discuss the many ins and outs of film noir and the Columbia Noir collection on the Criterion Channel, including:

  • The Lady from Shanghai
  • The Sniper
  • Pushover
  • My Name is Julia Ross
  • How hot is Rita Hayworth?!
  • And why Fred MacMurray is the worst. 

Plus, a tribute to the awesomeness that is Honor Blackman.

Episode 110: Don’t Go There

The Dames continue their quarantine episodes with discussions of fun things, like:

  • Netflix's Tiger King
  • Kino Marquee and supporting your local arthouse cinema
  • More Women's History Month shenanigans
  • And favorite isolation movies!

You can access Kino Marquee via your local arthouse or go here: https://www.kinolorber.com/film/bacurau#playdates

Episode 108: The Dame Vanishes

The good thing about having a podcast is you can social distance and still record! Everything is scary, but there things that happened this week that are actually good. 

Episode 106: Harvey Weinstein is a Convicted Rapist

 

The Dames would like to say that Harvey Weinstein is a convicted rapist, as he's found guilty, guilty, guilty in New York. https://www.theguardian.com/film/2020/feb/24/harvey-weinstein-guilty-trial-charges-verdict

Plus, they spend some time on:

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Episode 101: Fantabulous End of Year Extravaganza of Awesomeness

On this very special year-end episode of Citizen Dame, we cover: our favorite movies, performances, scripts, new thirst discoveries, underrated films, and many, many more! Listen in for our Totally Objective discussion in which we are right about everything. It's the only 2019 film list you need. 

To all our listeners and patrons: thank you so much for your continued support. We appreciate you all so much, and we look forward to bringing you some awesome stuff in the coming year!

Episode 100: Dames - Answer the Call

It's the 100th Episode of Citizen Dame! The Dames welcome back Kimberly Pierce and Kristen Lopez to talk about 100 episodes, plus:
  • Ghostbusters: Afterlife and why men need to calm the eff down
  • Mel Brooks says Jojo Rabbit is fantastic
  • Throwback to our “most anticipated” lists!
  • Favorite films that went under the radar this year
  • The ultimate Garbage Man! 
Here's to 100 more episodes! 

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