Citizen Dame

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

Episode 165: Dame on the Fourth of July

The Dames have a lot to unpack in this episode, including:

Episode 164: Serial Dame

We are closing out Pride Month by talking about the films of JOHN WATERS!

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 to subscribe and hear the rest.

Episode 163: Tribeca Dames

The Dames discuss the 2021 Tribeca Film Festival. Plus:

Episode 162: Is a Dame a Person?

Posted by citizendame in podcast, feminist film critics, film history

This week! The Dames are discussing the films and career of the great Lois Weber: director, writer, and Hollywood badass.

We also catch up on a few films we overlooked in our Pride episode.

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 160: And Another Thing

In this grab bag episode, the Dames talk about Twitter, nitwits, director cults, studio movies, movie theaters, people getting tased at movie theaters, trailers, film criticism, Taika Waititi, Cruella, A Quiet Place Part II, the Amazon/MGM acquisition, and more. 

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.


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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 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

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