Television – Feminist Frequency

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FFR #64: Anita, Carolyn, and Ebony Are the Best Russian Dolls
The triple[doll] threat is back in the Keanu Reeves Memorial Studio & Herbarium this week for a dive into the mindbending world of Netflix’s new series, Russian Doll. The comedy-drama, created by Natasha Lyonne, Amy Poehler, and Leslye Headland, is hilarious, moving, thoughtful, surreal, brash, and unapologetic in its tough love for Natasha Lyonne’s game developer […]
Star Trek Discovery Recap FREQcast #3: Point of Light
The Star Trek Discovery Recap FREQcast brings you a gift from the Mirror Universe this week: a special guest! Ebony is joined by an old friend and fellow Trekkie as she attempts to navigate the treacherous currents of this week’s episode without Anita there to offer snarky comments from the brig. Join Ebony and Francine, a […]
Star Trek Discovery Recap FREQcast #2: “New Eden”
Anita and Ebony are back on bridge duty this week with the Feminist Frequency Star Trek Discovery Recap FREQcast, deciphering narrative arcs, giving hair reports, steering through the highly illogical, and generally questioning what keeps us watching… other than Tilly. In this week’s show, we share our reactions to the second episode of Discovery’s second season, […]
The Star Trek Discovery Recap FREQcast is Back!
It’s here! The long-awaited return of the not-at-all inconveniently named Feminist Frequency Star Trek Discovery Recap FREQcast! Anita and Ebony are back on bridge duty, deciphering narrative arcs, steering through plot[worm]holes, and generally questioning what lead them to start this podast in the first place. In this week’s show, we share our reactions to the first […]
The Message in the Medium Part II
In this, the second of two FREQ Show episodes devoted to media literacy, we delve deeper into some essential concepts after establishing the foundations in our first episode. Here, we dig into how elements like cinematography and sound design shape our experience of visual media, and how the centering of white people in movies and TV, […]
FFR #57: She-Ra and the Princesses of Power
This week, we journey to the world of Etheria for showrunner Noelle Stevenson’s bold reimagining of She-Ra, and we very much like what we see! From the surprisingly complex explorations of friendship dynamics (for what’s ostensibly a children’s cartoon) to the terrific assortment of body types to the wonderful way that some characters don’t conform to […]
FFR 56: Doctor Who
At long last, Anita and Ebony finally get around to talking about Doctor Who on the podcast! First, they both share their different relationships with the history of the show, and what they’re bringing with them to the new season, which stars Jodie Whittaker as the show’s first female Doctor. (Please note that this episode was […]
FFR #54: The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
This week, we’re off to Greendale to spend some time with the new Netflix series The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina! The latest incarnation of the teenage witch who originated in comics in the early 1960s and who famously had her own TV show in the 1990s, The Chilling Adventures takes a creepier approach, with plenty of […]
FFR #51: Maniac (Please Don’t Do Anything Horrible, Jonah)
This week’s episode comes to you from two new satellite studios in the Keanu Reeves Memorial Complex! Anita has moved to L.A. and reports in from Johnny Utah HQ; Caro has started phoning in from the Johnny Mnemonic Wing; and Ebony continues to keep it buck at the Johnny Wick Workshop. Our discussion this week centered […]
FFR #50: Gender Swapping in Media, Live at GeekGirlCon ’18!
On this week’s brand new FFR, we’re live at GeekGirlCon ’18 to talk about the ongoing trend of gender swaps in movies and television, whether it be specific characters who are reimagined as women (a la Starbuck in the Battlestar Galactica reboot) or a franchise that has historically centered men now centering female characters (as we […]
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