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Girls, Guts, & Giallo

Sign up for Bonus Episodes: https://anchor.fm/girlsgutsgiallo/subscribeA monthly podcast about subversive and controversial cinema hosted by Lesbian Vampire, Annie Rose and featuring various guests. A celebration of trash and feminine perversion.

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Jennifer's Body (2009)

Burlesque performer Seraphina Wilder joins me to discuss cult feminist classic "Jennifer's Body." We talk about Megan Fox's fall from grace, rape revenge metaphors, and women's relationship to primalism and nature.  Follow me on Instagram and Twitter as @girlsgutsgiallo and subscribe to my Patreon for bonus content. 

1hr 37mins

23 Aug 2019

Rank #1

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Candyman (1992)

I'm so pleased to have Renée Bever from ATTACK OF THE QUEER WOLF back on the show to talk about "Candyman." This is a film rich in history in symbolism so this is an extra long episode. We talk about the heavy themes that this movie explores in depth.  Find me on Instagram and Twitter @girlsgutsgiallo and subscribe to my Patreon for bonus content!

1hr 56mins

11 Oct 2019

Rank #2

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Showgirls (1995)

Sarah is back to discuss Paul Verhoeven's infamous "Showgirls," a film that has been beloved, maligned, and relegated to cult film status. We talk about our relationship to the film as femmes and former sex workers. Please consider being part of the "Girls, Guts & Giallo" Patreon. You can find me on Instagram and twitter @girlsgutsgiallo or send me an email at girlsgutsgiallo@gmail.com. Find Sarah on Instagram @jerseytrashfemme! 

1hr 37mins

12 Jul 2019

Rank #3

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Leather Dyke Halloween Special!

Happy Halloween! I decided to do something a bit different to celebrate the podcast's first Halloween episode. My best femme Sarah Patterson and I talk about our kinky gay horror root films. We discuss BDSM favorites like Hellraiser and Bram Stoker's Dracula. You'll also get to hear the beautiful voice messages I received from fellow leather dyke listeners about their leather root! I feel honored to have edited them together, thank you for...submitting.  Support this podcast by subscribing to my Patreon! CORRECTION: Dee Snider's political views are unclear at this time. 

1hr 36mins

25 Oct 2019

Rank #4

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The Lost Boys (1987)

Lost Boys historian Julia Levine joins me this week to talk about her all time favorite film. I eat an edible and babble on about how gay this movie is while Julia drops knowledge on me. Also, Julia starts randomly bleeding from a puncture wound in her thigh mid episode, which feels like a sign.  As always, follow me on Instagram and Twitter @girlsgutsgiallo and subscribe to my Patreon for bonus content. 

1hr 16mins

16 Aug 2019

Rank #5

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The Brood (1979)

Perhaps the episode where I laugh the most because Liz Zito joins me to discuss this Cronenberg classic. We amble through this fleshy plot and birth some inspired discourse along the way. Delicious. 

1hr 31mins

13 Mar 2020

Rank #6

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She-Devil (1989)

Laura Marie Marciano, professor and founder of gemstone readings, joins me for this week's episode on "She-Devil" directed by Susan Seidelman and starring Roseanne Barr and Meryl Streep. This is the first comedy AND the first film directed by a woman to be discussed on this podcast. We talk about fatness, beauty privilege, and Roseanne's legacy. Because of situational factors, this episode was recorded outside so please excuse the sounds of birds chirping and Laura banging her acrylics on a glass table every so often.  Become a Patron of the podcast and receive bonus episodes and writings! Follow me on Instagram and Twitter @girlsgutsgiallo or send me an email at girlsgutsgiallo@gmail.com 

1hr 30mins

19 Jul 2019

Rank #7

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Pet Sematary (1989)

Salty New Englander Mercedes Lake joins me for a special on location episode in Maine to talk about Stephen King's "Pet Sematary!" We maintain this film podcast's reputation as the horniest out there by somehow managing to sexualize Jud Crandall.  I also did a bonus episode with Mercedes about "Midsommar" which will be available on my Patreon!

1hr 32mins

30 Aug 2019

Rank #8

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Boxing Helena (1993)

Queer horror filmmaker Sam Wineman joins me for a deep dive into Jennifer Lynch's much maligned  "Boxing Helena." There is a lot to unbox here so it's a long one. We pick this film clean. We discuss the film's controversial background and the emasculated male's misogynist imagination.  You can watch Sam's short horror film "The Quiet Room" on Shudder! As always, follow me on Instagram and Twitter @girlsgutsgiallo and consider subscribing to my Patreon for 

1hr 45mins

13 Sep 2019

Rank #9

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The Hunger (1983)

Fetish photographer Lanee Bird and I discuss the movie that's embedded in our goth DNA: Tony Scott's "The Hunger." We  gush over this lush, lesbian vampire classic starring Catherine Deneuve, David Bowie, and Susan Sarandon.  Lanee is one of my favorite photographers and you should absolutely follow her on Instagram. You can find me on Instagram and twitter @girlsgutsgiallo and subscribe to my Patreon!

1hr 25mins

4 Oct 2019

Rank #10

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Foxy Brown (1974)

Cat joins me this week to discuss the blaxploitation classic, "Foxy Brown." I've been dying to feature this movie on the podcast and I'm so thrilled Cat picked it. We talk about some of the history behind blaxploitation it's controversial black women heroines. We also discuss themes of sexuality and maternalism in this iconic movie.  Become a patron of the podcast and receive bonus episodes and writings! Follow me on Instagram and Twitter @girlsgutsgiallo or send me an email at girlsgutsgiallo@gmail.com 

1hr 27mins

26 Jul 2019

Rank #11

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Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! (1965)

Kelly Gredner of the Spinsters of Horror joins me to discuss Russ Meyer's iconic cult film. Listen to us dissect this classic (also I talk about boobs a lot).  Subscribe to my Patreon for bonus content! 

1hr 23mins

6 Mar 2020

Rank #12

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Bonus Content Teaser: Once Upon a Time In Hollywood (2019)

BJ Colangelo  hopped on a phone call with me to talk about the new Quentin Tarantino film. I started the conversation thinking we had very different opinions, and ended it realizing we actually shared a lot of the same concerns and enjoyed similar aspects of the film. I really love this episode and I'm excited to share it with you. For the full episode, head on over to my Patreon and become a subscriber to receive bonus content! And as always you can find me on Twitter and Instagram @girlsgutsgiallo. 

9mins

9 Aug 2019

Rank #13

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Bonus Content Teaser: Midsommar (2019)

Can you believe Mercedes Lake saw this movie three times? We talk about codependency, shitty men, and whiteness in Ari Aster's new film.  The full hour long episode on "Midsommar" is available exclusively on my Patreon!

14mins

6 Sep 2019

Rank #14

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Chasing Amy (1997)

I had a proper 2 hour catharsis with my friend and colleague Michael Carroll about this outrageously homophobic Kevin Smith film. The second hour of this episode is available exclusively on my Patreon at patreon.com/girlsgutsgiallo! 

51mins

20 Mar 2020

Rank #15

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Pink Flamingos (1972)

Renée Bever of Attack of the Queerwolf joins me this week to talk about "Pink Flamingos," the subversive classic directed and written by trash connoisseur John Waters. We talk about fatness as abject and celebratory, being filth mongers, and queer mourning before and after Stonewall.  Become a patron of the podcast and receive bonus episodes and writings! Follow me on Instagram and Twitter @girlsgutsgiallo or send me an email at girlsgutsgiallo@gmail.com 

1hr 29mins

2 Aug 2019

Rank #16

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Caligula (1979)

Queer video artist and all around media master Mason Buck joins me this week to talk about the notorious Penthouse production, "Caligula." Mason is a veritable  cinema historian and we revel in this trashy celluloid artifact. We talk about the controversial history behind the production of the film and dissect it scene by scene. Find me on Instagram and Twitter as @girlsgutsgiallo and subscribe to my Patreon for bonus content! Correction: In this episode I say that this is the first episode I've done on a film about a real person. That honor actually belongs to episode 2 on "Pretty Baby."

1hr 24mins

20 Sep 2019

Rank #17

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Bonus Content Teaser: Pieces (1982)

This full episode is available exclusively on my Patreon. In the Vampire Lover tier, patrons are able to choose films for me to talk about. For the first episode available to my Vampire Lover tier,  patron James-Michael has chosen the film "Pieces." Enjoy and see you next month with another patron selected bonus episode! 

3mins

27 Sep 2019

Rank #18

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Bonus Content Teaser: Fat Women in American Film and Television

This month's bonus episode is a bit different. I've recorded an audio version for you all of my lecture on fat women in American Film and Television. Fat women in American film and television are historically invisible. When they are present, they appear as villains, funny sidekicks that act as a foil to a pretty main character, or as objects of pity (often played by thin actresses in fat suits). Only recently have self-actualized representations of fatness graced our screens. Even still, they are few and far between. This lecture uses existing fat studies scholarship to categorize representations of fatness in American film and television and examines their sexist and racist messaging. The full audio of this lecture is available only on my Patreon!

8mins

8 Nov 2019

Rank #19