Citizen Dame

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

Episode 173: Film Criticism 201

The Dames teach a master class in film criticism, including:

  • How to read a film beyond the plot and dialogue
  • When critics should take a step back
  • Historical and cultural context and subtext
  • Subjectivity and objectivity

Plus! The Matrix Resurrections trailer and our reactions to James Wan's Malignant

Episode 171: Candydame, Candydame…

The Dames provide their most whiplashy of whiplash episodes, discussing:

  • Disney films and cultural context
  • Why you're all wrong about the current season of Ted Lasso
  • Horror films based on urban legends
  • Nia DaCosta's Candyman

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.

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 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 141: Silent Night, Deadly Dames

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


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 133: Let the Right Dame In

Posted by citizendame in podcast, horror films

This week, the dames are talking all about horror from around the world!

We discuss Asian horror (Audition, Ringu, A Tale of Two Sisters, Warning: Do Not Play), Scandinavian tales (Let the Right One In, Lake Bodom, Rare Exports), Western Europe (The Devil's Backbone, Goodnight Mommy), and lament that we haven't seen nearly enough horror from Latin America (Tigers Are Not Afraid, La Llorona, Terrified).

Plus we take some great recommendations from listeners!


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