The Dames are proud to announce we've officially joined Patreon! We hope that with your patronage we can make Citizen Dame bigger and better. We have a wealth of incentives to reward you every month, and this week if we can get just three patrons Kristen will review Duncan Jones' Mute - because, you know, … Continue reading Citizen Dame Goes Patreon!
At the time of its 1960 release, the British horror movie Peeping Tom found itself largely ignored by critics. However, in the months later, another little horror film called Psycho hit theaters and quickly became a hit with critics and audiences alike. While Peeping Tom isn’t as well-known as the Alfred Hitchcock classic, the horror film proves itself … Continue reading Feminist Friday: Peeping Tom (1960)
I’ll say it, the first episode of Masterpiece's most recent take on the iconic story Little Women was... lackluster. However, there's still two episodes to go in the evolving story of the March family. How do things change as the March's we know and love continue to grow and evolve. Let’s take a look that the … Continue reading Little Women (2018)- Episode 2
There's a popular Amy Schumer sketch based on the NBC television series Friday Night Lights. Where that television show (and the feature film it came from) involved a football coach dispensing wisdom to his team, Schumer's take on the coach (hilariously played by Josh Charles) had him reminding the team of one thing: "Clear eyes. … Continue reading ‘Roll Red Roll’ Casts an Uncompromising Light on Rape Culture
Occasionally the Dames are all dressed up with nowhere to go. Or, in this case, there's nothing going on this week to inspire a Dame 5. So we end up going to the Patrons and unsolicited suggestions on Twitter for inspiration, and thus you get this week's 5 courtesy of Keith Derrick. Keith suggested we … Continue reading Citizen Dame 5: (Not So) Guilty Pleasures
Welcome back! This week we're talking: Jeffrey Tambor starts his apology tour and we are not ready to forgive Buzzfeed publishes a searing article about the state of child stardom Men are asking stupid questions at Cannes Ryan Murphy wants to make a #MeToo series called Consent Roman Polanski wants his day in court to … Continue reading Episode 33: Citizen Dames’ Excellent Adventure
In a previous entry, this column examined the classic Gold Diggers of 1933 one of the many Busby Berkeley produced films released by Warner Brothers during the Great Depression. The classic musical put forward a surprisingly progressive narrative, especially when examining the treatment of its female characters. However, another Berkeley musical Footlight Parade hit theaters later the same year. Despite … Continue reading Feminist Friday: Footlight Parade (1933)
While certain outlets seem to struggle with their memory, the current version of Little Women (currently airing on PBS) is the most recent in a long line of retellings of the classic Louisa May Alcott novel. As we look at the television mini-series it must be asked, how does this version stand-up against the classic … Continue reading Little Women (2018)