Citizen Dame

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

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 152: Dame’s Movies

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  • The world is dangerous for women and we're tired
  • Cancel Culture across the political spectrum
  • Woman's Films
  • We reveal the secret to guys: here's all you need to do to win over any woman you want
  • Plus listener questions!

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 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 149: Watch Old Movies

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Hello! This week, we're talking about the latest (and weirdest?) round of Old Movie Naysayers and how ignoring old films means ignoring an important record of our cultural history.  Plus we discuss how you're missing out on the experience of Oscar Micheaux and other Black filmmakers and their incredible, vital art.

Bonus: Judas and the Black Messiah

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Our February bonus episode is here! Listen to two very white women talk about Shaka King's exceptional film, Judas and the Black Messiah.

Episode 148: Dame of the Nineties

The Dames spend this week talking about how Joss Whedon is even more of a Garbage Person than we originally imagined, how Britney Spears was done wrong by the media, and how Mae West threatened patriarchy so much, they had to make up an entire code of censorship to stop her.

Links about Whedon's terribleness: 

Episode 147: The Cult of Dame

Posted by citizendame in News and Discussion, podcast, film history

This week, the Dames have a lot to discuss including:

Episode 146: Dame Resolutions

The Dames discuss the films they want to see in 2021, plus:

  • That whole inauguration of a new president thing
  • Cinematic resolutions for the new year
  • Ways that Wonder Woman 3 could go
  •  Listener resolutions!

Episode 145: The 2020 Citizen Dame Awards

This week, the Dames talk about all the best movies, performances, and directors of 2020. Enjoy!

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