Feminist Frequency Radio

Feminist Frequency Radio is coming for your media. Each week, Anita Sarkeesian, Carolyn Petit, and Ebony Aster bring you dispatches from the pop culture wars and invite you to listen in on their entertaining, stimulating, take-no-prisoners conversations about the latest films, games, and tv. They’ll be bringing their distinctly different feminist perspectives to the mix as they celebrate and critique it all. With special guests from all over the feminist media sphere, an assortment of great bonus segments, and your questions keeping them on their toes, Feminist Frequency Radio is there to help you dig deeper into the things you love. Warning: Feminist Frequency Radio may significantly enhance your media experience. Join our community at Patreon.com/femfreq Feminist Frequency Radio is powered by Simplecast



episode 100: FFR 100: Alien

On this week’s episode, Ebony and Carolyn revisit the sci-fi horror classic Alien, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. Our conversation attempts to examine some of the film’s many layers—its focus on working-class characters and their concerns, the ways in which H.R. Giger’s design for the alien taps into some of our most primal fears—while also acknowledging the filmmaking elements that help to make it such an enduring landmark of sci-fi cinema.


Time Stamps:

2:00 Alien

43:35 What’s Your FREQ-Out? (Carolyn on Joseph Arthur’s new album Come Back World, Ebony on the documentary Memory: The Origins of Alien)


Relevant Links:

Ebony on Vasquez from Aliens: https://feministfrequency.com/2017/03/28/absolutely-badasses-looking-back-on-vasquez-30-years-later/


 2019-10-23  52m