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A Place For Film – Women On Film With @mysexprofessor

On this week's episode we invite student filmmaker Chelsey McKrill and Dr. Debby Herbenick (@mysexprofessor) to talk about women on film.

Joan Crawford as Mildred Pierce

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Joan Crawford as Mildred Pierce

Episode 78 – Women On Film With Dr. Debby Herbenick And Chelsey McKrill

On this week’s episode, we’re inviting Dr. Debby Herbenick and student filmmaker Chelsey McKrill back to the show to talk about how women are portrayed in film: the performances they liked, loved and hated, and what new kinds of roles women are filling on film.

We start out with What Have You Seen Lately and Jason is covering 21 Jump Street and introducing a new movie game he came up with: the 10 minute rule. He will watch any movie on Netflix for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes, he decides whether or not to complete the movie. It led to a lot of interesting choices this week. Andy took some recommendations from our past couple of guests and saw Mildred Pierce and Black Narcissus, a Michael Powell film.

We then get into our discussion of women on film. In addition to talking about our favorite female characters and actresses. Chelsey discusses the Bechdel Test, while Debby discusses female portrayals she has a hard time watching.

It was a fun and thought provoking discussion, and we hope you enjoy.

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Movies Mentioned In This Episode:

Alien
A League Of Their Own
21 Jump Street
A Separation
Battleship
Beaches
Black Narcissus
Blade Runner
Blue Valentine
Brazil
Bridesmaids
Bully
Chaos
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Damsels In Distress
Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind
Fried Green Tomatoes
Godzilla vs Monster Zero
Goon
I Love You, Man
Intruders
John Carter
Juno
Lars And The Real Girl
Last Days Of Disco
Mildred Pierce
Mirror Mirror
Runaway
Scott Pilgrim
Scream
Secrecy
Steel Magnolias
Superbad
Tank Girl
The Chaser
Thor
Top Gun
Transformers
Womb
Wrath Of The Titans
Year One
Young Frankenstein
Youth In Revolt

Andy Hunsucker

Andy Hunsucker is the creator and co-host of A Place for Film - The IU Cinema podcast. Along with his co-host Jason Thompson, he produces a weekly podcast focusing on events at the IU Cinema, and film at Indiana University. He also designs posters and video animations for the Cinema on a volunteer basis.

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