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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 124: FFR 124: The Half of It

On this episode of Feminist Frequency Radio we take a look at The Half of It, the second film from Saving Face director Alice Wu. Available for streaming on Netflix, the film is a take on the classic-literature-as-teen-movie genre, reimagining Cyrano de Bergerac as wry, bookish teenager Ellie Chu, who reluctantly agrees to help charming but dim-witted Paul woo the girl that Ellie herself has a crush on. Join us as we examine how this film subverts expectations of the genre, telling a surprisingly multi-faceted story of teen angst.

Time Stamps:

4:47 - Main Discussion on The Half of It

41:52 - What’s Your Freq Out?

  • Carolyn on Driveways (2019) directed by Andrew Ahn and starring Hong Chau, Lucas Jaye, and Brian Dennehy
  • Ebony on Tongan responses to Rutger Bregman’s telling of “real life” Lord of the Flies - https://twitter.com/endlessyarning/status/1259346151154708480?s=20 - https://www.theguardian.com/books/2020/may/09/the-real-lord-of-the-flies-what-happened-when-six-boys-were-shipwrecked-for-15-months
  • Anita on the novels The Relentless Moon: A Lady Astronaut Novel by Mary Robinette Kowal and The Last Emperox by John Scalzi
  • Guest freq out from listener Juno on Oceans 11 but it’s Gay - https://youtu.be/md2m_qi4Kjc

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