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


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episode 138: FFR 138: The Matrix

This week, by popular demand, we're talking about The Matrix, a film once co-opted by the online right that has in recent years seen a kind of reclamation as an explicitly queer, trans text. Carolyn kicks things off by telling us about a 20th anniversary screening of the landmark film that she attended last year which illuminated some aspects of the film that contribute to its reading as a queer work...



episode 137: FFR 137: I May Destroy You

We begin this week’s episode by acknowledging the passing of Chadwick Boseman, talking a bit about his impact, his legacy, and the grief so many of us have felt in response to the loss. Our main topic this week is the incendiary series I May Destroy You, written by and starring the staggeringly talented Michaela Cole...



episode 136: FFR 136: Lovecraft Country

On this week’s FFR we discuss the first two episodes of HBO's Lovecraft Country, a show that blends horror elements into a tale about racism in 1950s America, but first we talk about how the horrors of anti-Black racism remain so inescapable in America today, where police have once again exacted brutal violence on a Black man...



episode 135: FFR 135: Perry Mason

This week, we explore the seamy underbelly of 1932 Los Angeles with HBO’s exciting revisionist take on the character of Perry Mason. In HBO’s series, crucial supporting characters have been reimagined--Della Street is now a queer woman, Paul Drake is a Black man--in ways that inform the series’ systemic perspective and help it avoid some of the ideological pitfalls that much hard-boiled crime fiction of the past falls into...


 2020-08-19  55m

episode 134: FFR 134: Entertainment News--Mulan, Trump's Tiktok Crackdown, Ellen's Empire of Niceness, and More

This week, we dive back into all the wild ups and downs of entertainment news to bring you our reactions to some of the biggest and most politically resonant stories of recent weeks! We discuss Disney’s decision to release Mulan on Disney+ for beaucoup bucks and the larger matter of what it means that some films are going to VOD while others are holding out for theatrical release...


 2020-08-12  1h2m

episode 133: FFR 133: 9 to 5

This week, we revisit the classic 1980 comedy about sexism in the workplace, 9 to 5. We discuss all the ways in which the film still rings true, the insight with which it depicts women trying to navigate multiple manipulative sexist behaviors of men in positions of power, and how it doesn't lay the blame at the feet of one bad boss but acknowledges that these are systemic issues that necessitate structural change...


 2020-08-05  53m

episode 132: FFR 132: Palm Springs

This week we're off to Palm Springs via the new time-loop rom-com on Hulu starring Andy Samberg and Cristin Milotti. We discuss how Palm Springs tweaks the familiar structure of films like Groundhog Day in some significant ways to serve up something fresh, while also acknowledging that it can't entirely avoid some of the troubling matters of consent that often seem to come with the time-loop territory...


 2020-07-29  54m

episode 131: FFR 131: The Old Guard

After a brief detour into recent events in Portland, we get into Netflix's hugely successful new action flick, The Old Guard, featuring Charlize Theron as the de facto leader of a group of immortal mercenaries as they welcome a new member and face a new adversary...


 2020-07-22  57m

episode 130: FFR 130: Hollywood Scrambles

Cartoon voices have been recast, episodes of 30 Rock have been pulled, and Gone With the Wind has been recontextualized. In this week’s episode of FFR, we discuss the many ways that Hollywood has scrambled in recent weeks to respond to the current conversation about racial justice, and whether any of the actions being taken are actually meaningful, or are just meant to convey the appearance of meaningful action...


 2020-07-15  58m

episode 129: FFR 129: The Last of Us Part II

In this week’s episode, Anita and Carolyn embark on a grim and arduous journey through the discourse over The Last of Us Part II. We share our personal reactions to the game’s cast of characters, talk about its view of humanity and its use of violence, discuss the game’s narrative structure and themes, and ultimately answer the question of whether or not we found the grueling quest it takes us on to be worthwhile. Join us!


 2020-07-08  1h0m