Hello and welcome to TYF’s newest podcast series, Finding Her Voice. Joined by editor in chief Gabrielle Bondi and film and television writer AJ Caulfield, we’ve come together to highlight, celebrate and discuss films directed by women. From the very best and most significant in the cinematic canon to personal, under-seen favorites, our hope is to touch upon as many films and talents as we can that may be undervalued and/or hopefully provide listeners to more options to add to their “watch list” for the 52 Films by Women Challenge.
A monthly podcast, the three of us will pick one or two films that we (ideally) haven’t seen before, watch the films and then come together to discuss at length our general feelings of the films, how the female perspective possibly added to the overall atmosphere and our thoughts on the current (not so great) status and representation of women in film. To listen to old episodes, go here and make sure to check us out on SoundCloud and find us and rate/review us on iTunes! We also can be found on Twitter @FindingHerVoice.
Hello and welcome back! April kicked off the month with it’s release of Blockers, a female sex comedy that allowed its teenage protagonists to operate in the space typically only teenage boys are given access to. To celebrate, we talked about The Runnaways and Fish Tank, two films that in their own ways encapsulate what it means to be a teenage girl dealing with burgeoning desires, insecurities and the development of their sense of self.
We also once again talked about what we’re currently reading/watching/listening to. For Gaby and myself, it’s all about television with recommendations for One Day at a Time, Into the Badlands, Atlanta and Superstore . AJ branched off into other realms as she too has fallen head over heels for unabashed, angry feminist punk-rock band Came Cope and can’t get enough of The Astonishing Color of After written by Emily X.R. Pan.
Much love and happy listening. Find us on iTunes and give us a follow at Twitter. Make sure to watch along with us so you can join in the live chat. Next up: discussions on the discrepancy of who is and isn’t given keys to the mega blockbuster castle.