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!
First, a confession: when I proposed Earth Girls are Easy for this column, I kind of cheated, though not deliberately. I thought, “Hey, this is a movie from the 1980s about fuzzy space aliens who come to bang their way through the Valley. I loved it when I was twelve. It has to be bad.” … Continue reading What I Did For Love – Earth Girls Are Easy (1988)
In the wake of the success of Hidden Figures now is the time where anything regarding women and the space program is worthy of our attention. Netflix's new documentary Mercury 13 isn't nearly as entertaining as Hidden Figures, but it's loving sentimentality for the women who dared to be female astronauts makes it worth checking … Continue reading Movie Review: Mercury 13
It's doubtful anyone would ever praise the films in the MCU for their scripts, but the various movies that make up the Marvel Cinematic Universe have had their fair share of quippy one-liners and pieces of dialogue that you can connect with. So in honor of Avengers: Infinity War on Friday, the Dames look back … Continue reading Citizen Dame 5: Favorite Marvel Lines
Director Haifaa al-Mansour’s Mary Shelley traces the life of Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin (Elle Fanning), the daughter of William Godwin (Stephen Dillane) and Mary Wollstonecraft, through her relationship and eventual marriage to the poet Percy Shelley (Douglas Booth) and her writing of Frankenstein. The romance is the central focus of a film that attempts to spin … Continue reading Mary Shelley (Tribeca 2018)
Welcome back to Citizen Dame! This week we're talking about: The Los Angeles District Attorney is reviewing a case against Kevin Spacey TJ Miller is getting charged with a federal crime Brett Ratner lost his big, fancy deal with Warner Bros. The Problem With Apu HBO is fixing their pay disparity problem Christina Hodson is … Continue reading Episode 30: Dames Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
The 1950s forever stands as a golden age of Hollywood musicals. Within this pantheon, White Christmas more than holds its own alongside classics like: Singin' in the Rain, An American in Paris, and Gigi. The glossy and well made movie features not only catchy (Irving Berlin) songs, but also well-developed characters which audiences find themselves able … Continue reading Feminist Friday: White Christmas (1954)
All women are beautiful, but Hollywood still subscribes to the belief that some are "classic" beauties. The definitions of what's attractive in Hollywood are always fluctuating but in this week's new release, I Feel Pretty, Hollywood will try to convince women that Amy Schumer is unattractive. So, to inject some positivity into a movie that … Continue reading Citizen Dame 5: Favorite “Unconventional” Actresses