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Carol

Carol Borden has written for Mezzanotte, Teleport City, Die Danger Die Die Kill, Popshifter and was a writer for and editor of the Toronto International Film Festival’s official Midnight Madness and Vanguard program blogs. She’s written a bunch of short stories published by Fox Spirit Books, including Godzilla detective fiction, femme fatale mermaids, an adventurous translator/poet, and an x-ray tech having a bad day. Read and listen to her other shenanigans at Monstrous Industry. For her particular take on gutter culture, check out, “In the Sewer with the Alligators.”

Sometimes the Femme Fatale Wins

Bound (1996) starts with an excellent practical effect title shot, then the camera moves to a woman, tied up in another woman’s closet, as we hear voices talking about money, theft, time and a plan. You can tell it’s not her closet because she is very butch and […]

Rolling in the Deep with Moby-Dick

This month at The Cultural Gutter is Switcheroo Month. Traditionally the editors write something outside of their usual domains. This time, though, we are faced with a domainless Gutter. And so this Switcheroo Month, we write about reputable art. ~~~ “I shall ere long paint to you as […]

Carol goes to Hong Kong Filmart!

As with so many other events, the 2021 Hong Kong International Film and Television Market (Filmart) moved online and so I was able to attend this year. Along with Noir City International / the 18th Annual San Francisco Film Noir Festival, the New York Asian Film Festival and […]

The Cultural Gutter 2021

We’re making some changes at the Cultural Gutter. The Gutter’s own Keith Allison is moving on, but will remain SF/F Editor Emeritus here and in our hearts. And after almost 18 years of the same format, we are letting the Editors loose from their domains. We are still […]