Kristen Cochrane goes in-depth in this list of seminal films from the New Queer Cinema movement, that you need to see, like, RN. Continue reading “11 Best Films of the New Queer Cinema Movement”
Why does everyone keeps warning girls to stop speaking with vocal fry, or else you’ll “sound stupid.” But like, says who?! By Kristen Cochrane.
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Have you ever noticed that in pretty much every horror movie ever made, the “slut” is always the first to get stabbed or eaten by zombies? Why is that? Kristen Cochrane looks back at film history to find out.
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Over the past century, countless films have featured the character of the “hooker with a heart of gold.” How come? Kristen Cochrane looks back at film history—specifically at Pretty Woman—to show why this theme is actually degrading to sex workers. Continue reading “The Cliché of the “Hooker With a Heart of Gold””
Erotic thrillers are the ultimate cocktail of titillating and terrifying – just like Valentine’s Day. Our resident film slut, Kristen Cochrane, rounds up six of her fave films in the genre just in time for the year’s most contentious holiday.
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The lineup for this year’s Toronto International Film Festival (aka TIFF) is stacked with some truly excellent-looking films that subvert normative notions of gender and sexuality. Kristen Cochrane rounds up 6 films that focus on gender and sexual diversity – to see at this year’s fest (or after, at a theatre/laptop near you).
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The 2018 Venice Film Festival is upon us, and the lineup is pretty lacking in the way of gender and sexual diversity – both in terms of onscreen representation and filmmakers’ identities. Nevertheless, Kristen Cochrane dug up some real gems – 6 films that focus on gender and sexual diversity – to see at this year’s fest (or after, at a theatre/laptop near you).
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Blood, vampires, and resident evil. Goth is back in a big way – but this time it’s being reappropriated for sex positive and anti-racist ends by a digital community run by femmes of color. Kristen Cochrane talked to three women who run popular goth/alternative Twitter accounts about community-building, Satanism, and fighting misogynoir.
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The Cannes 2018 lineup features films that deal intelligently with themes like identity, unconventional parenting, and social crises. Kristen Cochrane is back with another brilliant list of women-led films to see at this year’s fest (or after, at a theatre/laptop near you).
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The Tribeca 2018 film lineup features stories of sluttiness, surveillance and queer sexuality. Kristen Cochrane is back with another brilliant list of women-led films to see at this year’s fest (or after, in a theatre/laptop near you).