Citizen Dame

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

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!

Episode 90: It’s Complicated

 This week, we welcome a very special guest, Nannina Gilder, to discuss:

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Episode #89: Dame Filmmakers Month

We're back! This week, the Dames discuss:


  • The Black Christmas trailer
  • Listener questions!

And some more thoughts on IT: Chapter 2!

Episode 86: Dame Stories to Tell in the Dark

Welcome back! This week, Lauren and Karen are chatting about:

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Episode 79: Damesmart

On this week's all new episode:
  • Jason Mitchell dropped by manager, fired from Showtime's The Chi and Netflix movie.
  • Blue Is the Warmest Color director Abdellatif Kechiche is back at Cannes with Mektoub, My Love: Intermezzo and really likes getting his actors drunk and making them do stuff. Is it art or assault?
  • Quentin Tarantino and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
  • Moby and Natalie Portman
  • Your Questions!
  • Trailer talk with Terminator: Dark Fate
  • And our review of Booksmart
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Episode 75: Dame of La Mancha

In this episode, the Dames discuss: 

Roman Polanski (siiiiiiigh) 

Quentin Tarantino (siiiiiiiiiiiiiigh)... as well as the fact that Karen and Lauren really don’t care about ‘Little Women’ (gasp!) 

Kristen rails against the horrendous animated reboot of ‘The Addams Family’. 

Oh yeah, and Kristen talks to legendary, fantabulous director Catherine Hardwicke about all things ‘Lost Boys’ and ‘Miss Bala’.

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Episode 40: Day of the Dame

Welcome to Episode 40 of Citizen Dame!

This week, the Dames are talking about:

  • Terry Crews is responding to people who criticize his handling of his assault
  • The Summer of Josh Brolin, a profile
  • Pixar's Boys Club
  • Greta Gerwig wants to remake Little Women
  • Trailers
    • Welcome to Marwen
    • Creed II
    • An Actor Prepares (if you can, hold this till I come back)
    • The Hate U Give
    • Beautiful Boy
  • Plus our review of Sicario 2: Day of the Soldado

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Episode 32: Infinity Dames

Welcome back! Or for the first time!

This week, the Dames are talking about:

  • This Week in Garbage People: Cosby/Polanski/Rose/Brokaw/R. Kelly
  • The Great FanCon Con
  • Cathy Yan is directing Birds of Prey!
  • MoviePass and the limited unlimited limited features for now
  • The Terry Gilliam/Cannes mess--pre-court decision
  • Why we love Rowan Farrow
  • Listener Question
  • Trailers
    • Ant-Man and the Wasp
    • Robin Hood
    • A Simple Favor
    • Crazy Rich Asians
  • Plus reviews!
    • Avengers: Infinity War
    • Kristen wraps up TCMFF
    • Lauren dishes about Tribeca
    • Karen loves Tully

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Episode 31: I Feel Dame-y

Welcome back to Citizen Dame!


This week, the Dames are talking about:

  • Javier Bardem defends Woody Allen
  • Lars Von Trier is welcomed back to Cannes
  • The Tribeca/Scarface moderator who questioned Michelle Pfeiffer about her weight
  • Alison Mack gets arrested for running a sex cult
  • Netflix wants to buy movie theaters
  • Bill Mechanic throws a tantrum as he quits the AMPAS Board of Governors
  • Bill Hader and James McAvoy join the cast of IT 2
  • Victoria Mahoney is named 2nd unit director of Star Wars Episode IX!
  • Listener Questions!
  • Trailers!
    • Hotel Artemis
    • Blindspotting
    • Generation Wealth
    • The Equalizer 2
    • Deadpool 2 final trailer because why is TJ Miller still there??
  • And film reviews:
    • Lauren talks The Miseducation of Cameron Post
    • Karen discusses The Heart of Nuba
    • Kim chats about Chappaquiddick
    • Kristen rants about I Feel Pretty


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Episode 26: A Dame in Time

Welcome to Citizen Dame! In this episode, we're talking:


  • Ryan Seacrest
  • Duffer Brothers
  • No charges against Terry Crews’ abuser
  • Terry Gilliam



  • Sorry to Bother You
  • Life Itself
  • Eighth Grade
  • Can You Ever Forgive Me
  • Fantastic Beasts: Crimes of Grindelwald



  • A Wrinkle in Time (to avoid spoilers, skip to 1:23:00)
  • Tomb Raider
  • Love, Simon

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