Tag: superheroes

Saving the World with Doom Patrol

“I don’t know what I should have done. I never had to save the world before.” ~ Rita Farr Somewhere in west central Ohio, Black drag diva Maura Lee Karupt (Alan Mingo, Jr.) confronts a man, maybe the Man. He is there to enforce normalcy. He considers anyone […]

“Catsuits, Boilersuits, and Racing Suits”

At the Vintagent, Paul D’Orléans writes about the history of one-piece utility suits from boilersuits to Catwoman and Girl On A Motorcycle (1968). “The story of the ‘boilersuit’ and its (super)heroic descendants is a curious tale; a purely functional clothing item historically laden with a mix of Utopian […]

Forgotten Women of Genre

For Women’s History Month, SyFy Fangrrls has created a limited podcast series focusing on “Forgotten Women of Genre,” women who deserve more recognition for their contribution to genre, including: Pauline Hopkins, Lotte Reiniger, Leigh Brackett, Hannah Beachler, Shirley Walker, Marie Severin, Meiko Kaji, Marcia Lucas, Nicole Perlman, Delia […]