Director Cathy Yan breaks down the club scene in Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (2019). “According to the director, capturing the molly party that ensues required multiple camera handoffs, in a cinematic feat of coordination that begins at the 1:15 mark above. […]
Angelica Jade Bastién writes about Harley Quinn, Margot Robbie, Birds of Prey (2019) and “unruly women.” “Robbie has shirked the bombshell image by embracing the opposite: the unruly woman, a type exemplified by Harley Quinn, who has become one of the most popular characters in the DC Comics […]
Smithsonian Magazine interviews Julie Newmar about her role as Catwoman in the 1960s Batman tv series and the iconic costume she wore.
What if James Bond went to Bombay in the late 1970s and wasn’t so much a secret agent as a stylist and interior designer for a particularly aesthetics-oriented villain? The plot of Shaan has very little to do with any of the Bond films that I can remember. […]
At Women Write About Comics, Paige Allen considers Venom and desirability. “Yes, Tom Hardy is hot, but that doesn’t mean people are also attracted to his movie characters to the degree we’re seeing now. And while teratophilia is an incredibly valid sexual expression, it puts the onus of […]
Behold, “The Many Heists of Catwoman!” “Catwoman made her first appearance in 1940 in Batman #1, the same issue as the Joker. Over the years, she’s toned down her wanton criminal acts and taken to a more peaceful path, but we cannot forget that this is the woman […]
The Gutter’s own Beth has once again set up Filmi March Madness! This year vote for your favorite Vamps and Villainesses! Vote in the sweet sixteen round here!