Into the Woods

Jove was raised to be charming, not sincere. Blythe just wants to go to the festival. One of us makes a promise not to sing during this episode and then totally breaks it. Join us while we analyze five female characters from the musical, the tropes they represent, and the ways they break down some stereotypes.

 

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Atomic Blonde

In this episode of Badass Women Save Themselves, Blythe and Jove discuss Atomic Blonde, specifically the things that surprised them, the things that they liked, and the things the could have done without.

Charlize Theron is a badass. She saves herself and a lot of other people. And she does it all to awesome 80s music. We have lots of opinions on Atomic Blonde, and not all of them are good, but we definitely come down on the side that it’s worth watching.


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Fried Green Tomatoes

“You’re just a bee charmer, Idgie Threadgood. That’s what you are.” And Fried Green Tomatoes is a woman charmer. The film offers complex portrayals of female empowerment across time periods, age, class, and race. The layered storytelling brings you in and the evocative music and sense of place keeps you there. Have a listen while Blythe and Jove share the many things they love about this movie.

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https://www.podbean.com/media/player/8bxzr-638102

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The Devil Wears Prada

Be honest, you’ve had that boss. You know the one, with the brilliance and attitude and success. The one who makes you feel about two inches tall with one look. The one whose approval sends you to the stratosphere. The one who makes you question everything you thought you knew about yourself.

This episode of Badass Women Save Themselves tackles The Devil Wears Prada. Miranda Priestly. Andrea Sachs. High fashion and lowly assistants and dirty dealings. And if that’s not enough, we have a very special guest podcaster joining us–LEE WINTER!
Have a listen, and ask yourself what you’d do for the woman you lov–er, serve.
“That’s all.”

 

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DEBS

D.E.B.S., the podcast, examines the correlation between length of skirt and personality, the importance of writing a thesis on a subject you care about, and the irreverence of Holland Taylor’s one liners.

Podcast Episode Six: Join us as we hang out with Amy, Lucy, Janet, Max, and Scud. We chat about camp, subterfuge, and earnestness. We debate whether this is the funniest lesbian movie, whether Lucy is the best lesbian character, and what line from the movie is the funniest. Jove reveals her college clubbing attire. Blythe reveals HER college clubbing attire. It’s all very revealing.

https://soundcloud.com/badass_women_save_themselves/debs-2

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Pitch Perfect

Our fifth podcast delights in the female camaraderie, talent, and pure joy of the Pitch Perfect franchise.

Podcast Episode Five: Pitch Perfect I and II brings together super talented female performers as the Barden Bellas, a collegiate a capella troupe whose songs will make you want to sing and dance right along with them. We chat about the way the series represents body confidence (and shaming), Elizabeth Banks’s comedic timing, and naked shower scenes with Cloe (who’s obviously the hot one). Click here to listen to our a ca-podcast! And, because we like to share the awesome things in life, we’ve included the finale of the second film at the end of this post. Watch and get your dance on!

 

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The Hunger Games

In our fourth installment, we discuss what makes Jennifer Lawrence so perfect, why The Hunger Games far surpasses the Divergent series (see first comment), and how the series makes a love triangle feminist (see first comment). If you’re sensing a theme, you might be on to something.

Podcast Episode Four: The children of Panem are forced into an arena where they fight to the death, and the public is forced to watch. Through this display of violence and power, called The Hunger Games, the Capitol rules its citizens. We discuss how the films represent spectacle, war, trauma, and power. Want to know which scenes were our favorites, or why it matters that the style of violence evolves across the three films? Come listen!


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Kill Bill

Our third podcast revels in the stylized violence, use of color and music, and overall baddassness of Kill Bill Volumes 1 and 2.

Podcast Episode Three: Uma Thurman takes on the role of Quentin Tarantino’s mostly-nameless anti-hero in Kill Bill Volumes 1 and 2. The movies chronicle her quest for revenge against a group of her assassin colleagues who put her in a four-year coma. We chat about which member of the Deadly Viper Assassination Squad we’d want to be, which one we’d want to sleep with, and which one wears the best clothes (hint, it’s Kiddo, and if you’d like to buy Blythe a yellow bodysuit for her birthday, she wouldn’t mind). Join us as we consider what makes these films feminist, what doesn’t, and why we do or don’t care.

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