Citizen Dame

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

Episode 156: Dame 2 - Even Damier

This week! The Dames discuss SEQUELS and the Scream franchise in particular, plus:

  • Writing what you know
  • Whether Stephen King would be "allowed" to write Carrie today
  • More bad Twitter takes
  • Citizen Kane v Jaws

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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 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.

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 147: The Cult of Dame

Posted by citizendame in News and Discussion, podcast, film history

This week, the Dames have a lot to discuss including:

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."

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