Citizen Dame

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

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

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 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 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 118: Studio Dames

The Dames are covering the Studio System and the Golden Age of Hollywood this week, including:
  • The Big Five
  • The Paramount Case and anti-trust laws (1948)
  • The 1950s and the further decline of the system into the independent era
  • Important genres: film noir, horror, melodrama, prestige pictures
  • Star personas! 
  • Female filmmakers during the system
  • Some lesser known essentials of the era
 

Episode 116: Silent Dames

The Dames return to cover the history of early and silent cinema, why it's so important, and how women basically did everything first. 

  • The birth of motion pictures and the Silent Film era 
  • Lumieres vs. Melies
  • The development of the mobile camera and continuity narrative
  • Different film industries and influences (Hollywood, Weimar cinema/expressionism, etc.) - how techniques, images, themes, etc. continue to influence filmmaking TODAY
  • Early female filmmakers and artists, including Alice Guy-Blaché, Frances Marion, Mary Pickford, Lotte Reiniger, Marion E. Wong, and Lois Weber. 
 

Episode 110: Don’t Go There

The Dames continue their quarantine episodes with discussions of fun things, like:

  • Netflix's Tiger King
  • Kino Marquee and supporting your local arthouse cinema
  • More Women's History Month shenanigans
  • And favorite isolation movies!

You can access Kino Marquee via your local arthouse or go here: https://www.kinolorber.com/film/bacurau#playdates

Episode 100: Dames - Answer the Call

It's the 100th Episode of Citizen Dame! The Dames welcome back Kimberly Pierce and Kristen Lopez to talk about 100 episodes, plus:
  • Ghostbusters: Afterlife and why men need to calm the eff down
  • Mel Brooks says Jojo Rabbit is fantastic
  • Throwback to our “most anticipated” lists!
  • Favorite films that went under the radar this year
  • The ultimate Garbage Man! 
Here's to 100 more episodes! 

Episode 99: Dames Out

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Episode 92: Portrait of a Dame on Fire

This week, the Dames discuss many fun things, including:
Plus, we review:
  • Judy
  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire
  • Pain and Glory
And Karen's first reaction to Jojo Rabbit!

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