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 ShoutEngine and find us and rate/review us on iTunes! We also can be found on Twitter @FindingHerVoice.
Welcome back to our monthly podcast where AJ, Gaby and I rant, rave and ramble about films directed by women. For May we chose to focus on blockbusters directed by women and you might not be too surprised to find out just what slim pickings they were. So, we opted to re-watch Twilight (2008) directed by Catherine Hardwick and Kathryn Bigelow’s Point Break (1991). We covered topics such as the negative perception society has regarding things that teenage girls love, the similaries of Keanu Reeves and Kristen Stewart and the white feminism that has plagued Bigelows films leading up to the release of Detroit.
For June we’ll be talking about superheroes! Specifically, superhero films directed by women which currently is TWO GODDAMN films. The first, obviously, is Wonder Woman which I can’t wait to see for a second time and the second is Lexi Alexander’s Punisher: War Zone.
Make sure to watch along and join the discussion in late June!
Also, look below for some links/pictures to videos or items we were talking about in the podcast!