[Anglo-Filles] Episode 36 – Potpourri-tangent-palooza 3: The Tangenting

Yet another year gone and Les Filles wrap up with a collection of topics: mourning Hannibal, a rundown of buzz-worthy films from TIFF, the faux-Boston accents (some more faux than others) of The Black Mass, and that other gangster movie from across the pond that stars Tom Hardy twice.

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[Editorial] Samus Aran and Representation

co-written by Dayna Abel and Alice Durnell

There’s a controversy online – and I’ll take a minute to let you recover from that shock – about a prominent video game character. Game developer Brianna Wu and writer Ellen McGrody recently wrote an article for The Mary Sue titled Metroid‘s Samus Aran is a Transgender Woman. Deal With It.” It was a thoughtful piece and celebratory and trans-positive, which of course meant that it was going to have the best and brightest of the gaming community having a well-spoken discourse about oh god I can’t even bring myself to finish this sentence.

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[Anglo-Filles] Episode 35 – Cupcakes & Comics (chatting with Mikki Kendall)

Les Filles are very excited to welcome Mikki Kendall, author of the comic Swords of Sorrow: Miss Fury / Lady Rawhide Special (on sale now from Dynamite), to chat about comics, writing, and sundry other topics (we love a good tangent, after all).

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In Memoriam – Wes Craven

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Wes Craven has died after a battle with brain cancer. He was 76.

I don’t know what to say right now. I’m crying and I’m heartbroken. Not only was Wes Craven a genius in his field, he was also, from all accounts, one of the kindest men in the film industry.

I first saw the original Nightmare On Elm Street in 1985, when I was five years old. I have had nightmares about Freddy Krueger ever since. For all my life I’ve dreamed weird, full senses active, that sort of thing. I’m capable of feeling pain in my dreams. It’s pretty fucked up.

I had always dreamed of sitting down with Wes Craven and discussing dream theory and nightmares with him. I’ve wanted to have my dreams studied. I owe a lifelong fascination with dreams and nightmares to the films of Wes Craven.

Scream, of course, was brilliant and completely rewrote the rules of the horror genre. Nearly every horror movie since has become self-aware, its protagonists having grown up with horror movies like Wes’.

Horror has lost a titan and a friend. And we’re all a little poorer for having lost a man who showed us how to be strong and fight the demons in our heads.

Rest in peace, Wes. Thank you for all the times you scared the holy living shit out of me.

Please donate to the American Cancer Society in his memory at http://www.cancer.org/

[Anglo-Filles] Episode 33 – Sexy Polish Butter Churning (The Piano Is On Fire)

Hannibal is seeking a new home at NBC refused to pick it up for its fourth seasons, so how do Les Filles distract themselves? Sequins! Capes! Fog Machines! Big hair blowing in the wind! It’s the Eurovision Song Contest? Sit down and let us educate you on the most fabulous party you should definitely be watching every year.

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