In our new podcast series, film critic Soma Ghosh is joined by today’s cleverest womxn thinkers to deep-dive the feminine on screen. From queer sci-fi to femme horror, Hollywood classics to Netflix & a coleslaw bucketful of non-English speaking films, it’s like a Cannes takeover by the cast of Pose and Audre Lorde.
In Episode 1, Desert Walls & Keyhole Knickers, hell-raising feminist icon Mona Eltahawy and Booker-shortlisted professor and author Maaza Mengiste join film critic Soma Ghosh to discuss SOUAD and You will Die At Twenty.
Listen to the team discuss contemporary Egyptian sex positivity, Islamic modesty and the role of pleasure in these new new Arab-African films.
Episode 2 is a bitesize 20 minute trip to Britney and The Bathroom Stall as Soma reviews Britney vs. Spears and thinks about what Britney’s conservatorship says about women’s unequal treatment under American law, and the perils of being ‘America’s Sweetheart’.
Episode 3, the Bond Girls Special looks at the surprising role of women of colour in unravelling the oily subconconscious of “the ultimate patriarchal panto” and to what extent Bond Girls and James Bond grow up in the suprisingly moving ‘No Time to Die’.
All episodes produced by Soma Ghosh. Audio Producer Caoimhe Lavelle, Music Penelope Trappes, Art Sarah-Jane Crowson