Citizen Dame

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

Episode 167: Blockbusting Dames

The Dames discuss:

Fear Street 1666 discussion starts at 58:00 and ends at 1:08:30, so skip if you don't want spoilers!

Episode 166: Dame Street 2021

In this grab bag episode, the Dames discuss what we've been watching lately (Zola! Fear Street! Black Widow!), more Twitter kerfluffles, and some great listener questions about Guys and Dolls, Oscar nominations, and best comedies by decade.

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Episode 165: Dame on the Fourth of July

The Dames have a lot to unpack in this episode, including:

Episode 164: Serial Dame

We are closing out Pride Month by talking about the films of JOHN WATERS!

Episode 163: Tribeca Dames

The Dames discuss the 2021 Tribeca Film Festival. Plus:

Episode 162: Is a Dame a Person?

Posted by citizendame in podcast, feminist film critics, film history

This week! The Dames are discussing the films and career of the great Lois Weber: director, writer, and Hollywood badass.

We also catch up on a few films we overlooked in our Pride episode.

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:

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

Bonus: Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown

Our May bonus episode is here! Listen along as we discuss Pedro Almodóvar's Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown.


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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 158: The Dame-quisition

This week! The Dames are talking about:

  • Great directors who never get included in the Great Directors lists
  • Dracula, Dracula movies, and anticipating Chloé Zhao's Dracula movie
  • Plus a bit of what we've been watching and more Twitter wars

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