Three-Patch Podcast: Lustful Cock Monster

I had the pleasure of participating in a roundtable discussion on the Three-Patch Podcast recently, with the author of FIC: Why Fanfiction Is Taking Over the World, Anne Jamison, and journalist with New Statesman, Elizabeth Minkel. The roundtable, comprising the bulk of the episode¬†Lustful Cock Monster, centers¬†on Benedict Cumberbatch’s recent interview with OUT Magazine; but […]

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Fangirls in the Crosshairs

In 1986, film scholar Miriam Hansen began her essay “Pleasure, Ambivalence, Identification: Valentino and Female Spectatorship” (Cinema Journal 25.4) with a short history lesson: In the context of discussions on cinematic spectatorship, the case of Rudolph Valentino demands attention, on historical as well as theoretical grounds. For the first time in film history, women spectators […]

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