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Aug 14 2014

Episode 27: Sexism, Screenwriting, and Scotch: Part 1

Photo by J. Garth Wilcox

Photo by J. Garth Wilcox

This week, we have a very special thing for our fine listeners: our first two-part episode! In Part 1, you will hear us with screenwriter, author, and film critic C. Robert Cargill, in a discussion we recorded in front of a real live studio audience at CONvergence 2014. In this episode, we tackle the issues surrounding writing good feminist media and tackle a very nice bottle of Yamazaki 12 year single-malt scotch.

We only had an hour to talk about a very big subject, which is why the three of us got together a couple days later to record for another hour. You’ll hear that part next week!

We apologize for the sound quality of this week’s episode, which contains a lot of ambient noise from the room.

Show notes behind the cut!

Movies mentioned:
Frozen (the horror film)
Iron Man 3
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Snow White and the Huntsman
Legend
Salt
Edge of Tomorrow
Sinister
Sinister 2
Baise-moi
You’re Next
My Little Pony (TV)
Alien series
The Professional
Kick-Ass
Silence of the Lambs
Frozen (the animated film)
Cinderella
Game of Thrones (TV)

People mentioned:
Charlize Theron
Kristen Stewart
Tom Cruise
Emily Blunt
Louis CK
Chuck Wendig
Chloe Grace Moretz

Books mentioned:
Dreams and Shadows by C. Robert Cargill
Queen of the Dark Things by C. Robert Cargill

Links:

The Hawkeye Initiative

“25 Things to Know About Sexism and Misogyny in Writing and Publishing” by Chuck Wendig

“We Are Losing All Our Strong Female Characters to Trinity Syndrome” by Tasha Robinson

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