The relationship between Marilyn Monroe and feminism can best be described as problematic. Monroe, whose name and glamor have spanned the decades, played a number of iconic roles during her short career. However, a number of these characters are stereotypical “dumb blondes”. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes is one of Monroe’s most famous films. Interestingly, the musical […]
Welcome to Episode 40 of Citizen Dame!
With times being what they are it’s hard to remain upbeat and patriotic. Not to mention we hear so much about the founding FATHERS that it’s easy to see the 4th of July as a holiday where women just aren’t relevant. Bearing that in mind the Dames decided […]
The subject of witchcraft in history is one which is deeply tied to women’s issues and feminism. The depiction of witches in popular culture has evolved from the Wicked Witch of the West in the Wizard of Oz, to Samantha Stevens in Bewitched, and finally to the ladies of American Horror Story: Coven. […]
Welcome to an all new episode of Citizen Dame!
With the recent release of Set It Up on Netflix, film fans are asking, “Has the romantic comedy returned?” The genre that dominated the 1990s, the rom-com has suffered of late due to the glut of comic book movies, franchises, and the male-dominated belief that only women watch […]
The sub-genre of film noir is quite a complicated one, especially when viewed through a gendered lens. Made in 1946, Gilda is an iconic entry within the film movement, often rated alongside classics like: The Maltese Falcon and The Third Man. Gilda also stands as one of the most remembered femmes fatales in […]