FFR #82: Booksmart – Feminist Frequency

FFR #82: Booksmart

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Ebony Adams

Operations Director and rogue snuffleupagus

This week, Anita plays hooky so Carolyn and Ebony are responsible for keeping the student body on track. Classic nerds! Our topic this week is Booksmart, Olivia Wilde’s feature debut about two young overachieving women on the cusp of graduation. Tune in for a discussion of the way the film empathizes with and delights in its multiplicity of characters, centers the teen girl experience, and is delightfully, unapologetically queer. Plus, we ask the question: how do we talk about films about teens versus films for teens?

Time Stamps:

  •  00:27 – Entertainment News: Gender breakdown in games at E3 2019; CD Projekt Red and transphobic game imagery; Find Me audiobook
  • 14:22 –  Booksmart
  • 50:37 – What’s Your FREQ Outs: Cadence of Hyrule: Crypt of the NecroDancer featuring The Legend of Zelda;  Donny Hathaway

Links Mentioned:

Gender Breakdown of Games Featured of E3 2019
CD Projekt Red explains controversial Cyberpunk in-game ad featuring trans model
Find Me audiobook narrated by Michael Stulbarg
Cadence of Hyrule: Crypt of the NecroDancer featuring The Legend of Zelda
FemFreq Donny Hathaway Spotify Playlist
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