The response from fans about Citizen Dame has been more than we could have ever imagined. When we started the show we just wanted to even the playing field and provide an entertainment show where women did the talking. Now, the Dames are thinking bigger and we want […]
The early 1960s are identical to the 1950s in popular culture… largely tame and conservative. A late studio era musical, Bye Bye Birdie is a snapshot of this period. While it’s largely clean-cut and standard, an interesting tension boils beneath the surface. While the United States was still […]
When Shaun of the Dead came out it was touted as the first “rom-zom-com.” John McPhail’s Anna and the Apocalypse goes one better, by making a zom-com-musical! The headline is cheesy but let’s get the obvious out of the way: it’s a must-own and every word from hereon out […]
Sitting down to think about Sunset Boulevard, the movie all at once seems inherently complicated when considering questions of feminism and gender relations. Billy Wilder’s critique of mid-century Hollywood all-at once crafts fascinating female characters and fascinating questions exist. Is it the film asking these questions? Or is […]
Scholars have analyzed horror features from nearly every angle, but it isn’t often that a documentary takes an incisive and, at times, blunt view of the way a minority group has been portrayed in cinema. As it’s stated in Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror, now available […]
Next week marks the 25th anniversary of the ’90s romantic drama, Reality Bites and if you’re like one of these Dames (*coughKristencough*) then you probably have fond memories of watching Winona Ryder and her crew navigate the world of Gap and psychic hotlines. In fact, Reality Bites is […]
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This week the Dames are joined by Tael Tygiel.