There have always been people who transcend or reject the gender binary, but they haven’t always been visible onscreen. Kristen Cochrane looks at how representations of trans and gender nonconforming folks have shifted over the course of film history.
This year’s SXSW lineup features some excellent films by female filmmakers. Kristen Cochrane rounds up five you shouldn’t miss if you’re a person who likes nice things.
Kristen Cochrane discusses violence, survival, feminism and sexual autonomy in 2018’s most #triggering film (for white dudes, anyway), Assassination Nation. (Minor spoilers ahead!)
Resident film babe Kristen Cochrane hand-picked 5 particularly excellent women-led films to see at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival (or let’s be honest, afterward, at a theatre near you).
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Here’s a shortlist of films screening at TIFF 2017, that you should keep an eye out for, if you love art and women and being a human person with feelings. By Kristen Cochrane. Continue reading “6 Women-Led Films to See from the Toronto International Film Festival”
Newsflash: Love for BBWs far predated Kim K. Here, Kristen Cochrane discusses how Robert Crumb’s illustrations of voluptuous women changed they way she thinks about her own body, and the language that we use to talk about the curvy female form, which is both fetishized and criticized. Continue reading “Robert Crumb Loved Thick Women Way Before our Kardashian Era”
Gregg Araki’s films were repping queer, sexually fluid and non-monogamous characters way before it was trendy to be “woke.” But that’s not the only reason to watch his surreal sex epics. By Kristen Cochrane.
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Chris Kraus’s famous novel I Love Dick, about her psycho-sexual obsession with an unattainable man, has now been made into a TV series. Here’s how reading the book changed the way I thought about romantic vulnerability. By Kristen Cochrane. Continue reading “How Reading “I Love Dick” Made me feel less Tragic about Being Vulnerable”
In celebration of the release of a new book of photos by Dora Maar, here are four interesting things you should know about her life, and her complicated relationship with Picasso. By Kristen Cochrane. Main image: Dora Maar by Man Ray, 1936. Continue reading “Get to Know the Artist Dora Maar, Who Wasn’t Just Picasso’s Muse”
Here at Slutever, we die for unconventional relationship dynamics. The new photobook, Rick Owens: Furniture, gives us a look at the aspirational partnership between designers Rick Owens and Michele Lamy. By Kristen Cochrane. Continue reading “3 Things we can Learn from Rick Owens and Michele Lamy’s Outré Relationship”