Citizen Dame

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

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

Episode 126: The Dames Go West

The Dames discuss the Most American Genre: the Western! This episode includes:

  • The history of the Western
  • Western tropes
  • Subgenres galore!
  • The weird relationship between Japan and the American Western
  • Why The Searchers is really good and also really not-good
  • Blazing Saddles!
  • And Johnny Guitar's challenge against toxic masculinity

Episode 122: The Baby Yoda Show!

This week, the Dames discuss the most important topics, including:

Plus: Listener questions!

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 115: Feminist Film Criticism

Posted by citizendame in Guests, podcast, feminist film critics

We're back this week with our dear friend Kimberly Pierce! This week, the Dames are discussing:

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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!

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