Citizen Dame

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

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."

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 141: Silent Night, Deadly Dames

In our latest episode, the Dames discuss Christmas horror films, including:

Plus

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. 

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 132: The Dame From Another World

Posted by citizendame in citizen dame, podcast, film history

The Dames cover monster movies, ghost stories, alien features, and...big thingie movies. 

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