Citizen Dame

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

Bonus: Portrait of a Lady on Fire (2019)

In honor of Pride Month, our listeners have selected Céline Sciamma's Portrait of a Lady on Fire for our June bonus episode. Check out this excerpt, and then go to patreon.com/citizendame to subscribe and hear the rest.

Episode 163: Tribeca Dames

The Dames discuss the 2021 Tribeca Film Festival. Plus:

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:

  • Cannes found FOUR WHOLE FEMALE DIRECTORS!
  • 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.

 

To subscribe and hear the complete episode, visit patreon.com/citizendame.

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 157: Wild Mountain Dames

The Dames return for a grab-bag episode of stupid men, awesome women, and Jamie Dornan thinking he's a bee. 

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 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!

Bonus: ‘Mank’ Review (Excerpt)

Posted by citizendame in Movie Reviews, podcast

We have a bonus bonus this month! Even though Mank didn't win the poll, we decided to review it anyway and tell you allllll our thoughts about David Fincher's latest film. There WILL be spoilers, so you might want to watch the film first and then listen to what we have to say about it.

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