Citizen Dame

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

Episode 152: Dame’s Movies

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  • 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 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. 

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