Finding Her Voice Episode Four: Girlhood & Breathe


Hello and welcome to TYF’s newest podcast series, Finding Her Voice. Joined by editor in chief Gabrielle Bondi and film and television writer Alana Jane Chase, we’ve come together to highlight, celebrate and discuss films directed by women. From the very best and most significant in the cinematic canon to personal, under-seen favorites, our hope is to touch upon as many films and talents as we can that may be undervalued and/or hopefully provide listeners to more options to add to their “watch list” for the 52 Films by Women Challenge.

A monthly podcast, the three of us will pick one film that we (ideally) haven’t seen before, watch the film and then come together to discuss at length our general feelings of the film, how the female perspective possibly added to the overall atmosphere and our thoughts on the current (not so great) status and representation of women in film. To listen to old episodes, go here and make sure to check us out on ShoutEngine and find us and rate/review us on Itunes!

In episode four we tackle the perilous age of being a teenage girl with films Girlhood and Breathe-both on Netflix so go race and watch them now! All three of us were moved by the two, with the latter proving to be the more difficult to watch. In this episode we talk about the parallels between the two, the individual traumas the lead characters face that inform who they are and why foreign films seem to be tackling the relationships between women with more gusto than Hollywood.

Gaby chose our pick for next month which will be subversive motherhood in film with Lynne Ramsay’s We Need to Talk About Kevin and we’ll likely add a second since it seemed to work out so well this month (we’ve been discussing the Carrie remake).

Listen to the link below and subscribe if you are interested in our ongoing process!

If you could pick a female director to direct your coming of age story, who would it be and why?

Finding Her Voice – Finding Her Voice: Episode Four – Girlhood & Breathe

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