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65 minutes | Aug 10, 2022
Episode 209: Return of the Dames
We're back! The Dames return to discuss all the important film news of the day, including Johnny Depp is a POS and his fans gave us proof: https://jezebel.com/celebrities-are-unliking-johnny-depp-s-post-trial-insta-1849377565 https://twitter.com/cocainecross/status/1553506807766663169?t=-IAWSVCoexhNRuge-f9FmA&s=19 Just what is going on with HBOMax? https://www.theverge.com/2022/8/4/23291037/hbo-max-warner-bros-discovery-merger-david-zaslav-chip-joanna-gaines Why the studio system declined and fell Plus: What We've Been Watching!
87 minutes | Jul 6, 2022
Episode 208: Dame on the Fourth of July
It's the episode we've ALL been waiting for! This week, in honor of his 60th birthday, we dive into the filmography of Tom Cruise. He ran onto the screen in 1981 with Endless Love and hasn't stopped running since. From his star-making work in Risky Business and Top Gun to his Oscar movies, the Mission: Impossible franchise, and his unforgettable role in Tropic Thunder, we're talking six decades of filmmaking excellence.
65 minutes | Jun 29, 2022
Episode 207: Dames Who Love Dames
The Dames close out Pride month discussing queer female representation in film and TV! Including The history of lesbian/queer representation in film Queerbaiting and fetishization Positive representations in films from Bound to Booksmart to Hearts Beat Loud
75 minutes | Jun 22, 2022
Episode 206: My Best Dame’s Wedding
From the "Gay Best Friend" to the "Ideal Man," this week the Dames are talking about some common tropes in contemporary film and television, and some of the ways representation has gotten better - or not. We also discuss Lightyear and Disney's decision not to release the film in markets demanding the removal of LGBTQ+ characters. Plus Lauren gives us dispatches from Tribeca and Karen (finally) sees RRR on Netflix!
63 minutes | Jun 15, 2022
Episode 205: Every Dame Everywhere All At Once
The Dames return to discuss queer-coded characters of Classical Hollywood, including: Rock Hudson's camp aesthetic All the gay villains Limited queer female representation And how Louis Renault is a bi icon Plus! We discuss Ezra Miller's disappearance in the wake of grooming accusations, and review Lightyear, Hustle, and Everything Everywhere All At Once.
71 minutes | Jun 10, 2022
Episode 204: Hedwig and the Angry Dame
It's Pride Month and we're celebrating! Listen as we talk about some of our favorite LGBTQIA+ films to watch and watch again. We're also over the moon with the renewal news for Our Flag Means Death AND What We Do in the Shadows. Also, we're finishing up our Depp v Heard conversation and talking about Neve Campbell's decision to walk away from Scream 6.
71 minutes | Jun 1, 2022
Episode 203: Top Dame - Maverick
This week, the Dames discuss a multitude of angry-making subject, including: Is Cannes the worst or just the worst? https://www.rollingstone.com/movies/movie-features/cannes-canceled-stars-scandal-spacey-franco-besson-baldwin-1357049/ https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/kevin-spacey-charged-4-counts-163455991.html https://variety.com/2022/film/global/cannes-moccasins-red-carpet-high-heels-1235280023/ Violence in film and how some media treats children as plot devices: https://www.theverge.com/2022/5/27/23144654/stranger-things-season-4-content-warning-uvalde-shooting https://tyburrswatchlist.substack.com/p/tom-cruise-and-19-dead-children?s=r
32 minutes | May 27, 2022
Minisode 6: The Northman
In this minisode, the Dames review Robert Eggers' most ambitious film yet — The Northman. *The Northman film clip courtesy of Focus Features
87 minutes | May 25, 2022
Episode 202: Of Dames and Men
This week, the Dames are talking: The endless Depp v Heard trial, why you can't get all your news from a meme, and why you should believe victims Has #metoo failed or is it too soon to tell the long-term success? Adele Haenel quits acting forever and we are very sad about this Why Karen doesn't like Men Listener questions! And what we've been watching Supplemental reading: https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2022/05/modern-celebrity-fandom-johnny-depp-amber-heard-trial/629887 https://www.indiewire.com/2022/05/adele-haenel-stops-making-movies-industry-racist-patriarchal-1234724862/
60 minutes | May 18, 2022
Episode 201: Dames 2 - The Way of the Water
The Dames return to discuss the hype around Avatar 2 and how some groundbreaking films turned out to be less than groundbreaking. Plus! A new Spinal Tap movie? Sequel to A Simple Favor prompts us to wonder about the Paul Feig Universe: https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/movies/movie-news/a-simple-favor-sequel-movie-blake-lively-anna-kendrick-1235144744/ And Snyder Bros bein' Snyder Bros. https://www.thewrap.com/zack-snyder-oscar-fan-favorite-rig-vote-bots/
80 minutes | May 12, 2022
Episode 200: And Still Going Strong!
We've got a lot to celebrate! Join us as we answer listener questions, play a game or two, and, of course, talk about all new garbage people. Link to the Fred Savage story Link to the Cary Fukunaga story Follow us on Letterboxd and check out our incomplete list of favorite films!
61 minutes | May 4, 2022
Episode 199: Our Dame Means Death
The Dames venture into the stormy waters of television this week to discuss Our Flag Means Death, queer pirates, and the will they/won't they trope across sitcom and television history. (A reminder to all our patrons to be certain that we have your US mailing address, so we can dispatch your welcome bonuses!) Remember also to follow us! Letterboxd: https://letterboxd.com/CitizenDame/lists Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/citizendamepod Our website: https://citizendamepod.com/
82 minutes | Apr 27, 2022
Episode 198: The Bat and the Dame
This week we are treading into the murky waters of Depp v. Heard, exploring the world of pre-1980s Romantic Comedies — ESPECIALLY the far more sophisticated and adventurous pre-code rom coms, and also taking a look at The Batman, which is now available to watch at home on HBO Max.
56 minutes | Apr 13, 2022
Episode 197: Dame-gerton
The Dames talk what movies should feature Muppets, plus Bridgerton, Everything Everywhere All at Once, and What We Been Watching! Also: Will Smith is banned from the Academy https://variety.com/2022/awards/news/oscars-will-smith-consequences-chris-rock-1235228010/ Colin Trevorrow is back and as annoying as ever https://www.empireonline.com/movies/news/jurassic-world-dominions-huge-new-dinosaur-the-giga-is-like-the-joker-says-colin-trevorrow-exclusive-image/ Issues in the film community (and who should take responsibility for them) (https://twitter.com/FinalExamTrivia/status/1512427173617049609) And Listener Questions!
71 minutes | Apr 6, 2022
Episode 196: Dame on the Nile
The Dames catch up on all the Oscar celebrations (Jane Campion! Ariana DeBose! Troy Kotsur! Questlove!) and drama (obviously). And we review Kenneth Branagh's surprisingly deep Death on the Nile.
67 minutes | Mar 23, 2022
Episode 195: Best Supporting Dame
This week the Dames delve into more Oscar history, discussing where women have been successful as editors, cinematographers, writers, and other below-the-line work. Then, the difficult history of the Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress categories, where women don't have to compete with men, but still have to deal with discrimination.
69 minutes | Mar 16, 2022
Episode 194: Oscar and the Dame
This week we're talking all about the Oscars! And more specifically, the Oscar history of films directed by women. From Wendy Toye and Nancy Hamilton to Kathryn Bigelow and Domee Shi, this episode dives into short films, documentaries, and the 18 Best Picture nominees from women. Helpful links referenced in this episode: Nannina Gilder's great thread on International Features: https://twitter.com/NanninaGilder/status/1402391484272418816 Clayton Davis's piece on Best Picture nominees: https://variety.com/lists/best-picture-women-directed-movies-listed/ *Clip from Turning Red courtesy of Walt Disney Pictures.
79 minutes | Mar 9, 2022
Episode 193: West Side Dame
This week the Dames discuss new information about changes to the Oscars telecast, why westerns are totally not homoerotic at all, and how Sam Elliott is from Sacramento. Plus, we go into our reactions to Steven Spielberg's West Side Story adaptation, and whether or not 5cream works as it should.
77 minutes | Mar 2, 2022
Episode 192: Parallel Dames
So many things to talk about this week! First up, it's the return of the Garbage People as Vanity Fair lays out years of accusations against Jerry Lewis. https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2022/02/jerry-lewis-sexual-assault-harassment-investigation We also talk Oscars and their terrible decision to move 8 awards off the telecast PLUS: We're chatting about Parallel Mothers and a few great 2021 films that weren't nominated for Oscars.
69 minutes | Feb 23, 2022
Episode 191: Dameville
The Dames discuss films and TV new and old, including the awesomeness of melodrama, the earnestness of new rom-coms, and why we love Marshawn Lynch: Marry Me and the new rise of rom-coms Why Kimi is not Hitchcockian Douglas Sirk's wild melodramas And the new Netflix show Murderville!
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