We are THRILLED to be joined by the astute and prolific Valerie Complex to talk about all things Portrait of a Lady On — Er…Female Gaze. We definitely do not spend half of this episode talking about how much we love a certain sapphic film, and instead talk about why it makes a huge difference to treat women as subjects on screen, rather than objects. Valerie is a film critic and freelance writer, and also a member of Portrait nation. Oh no, we did it again. We swear that’s not all we talk about. There’s much discussion about negative experiences we’ve had in France, like when Valerie went to Cannes and saw – you guessed it – Portrait of a Lady On Fire. After nerding out about or favorite femme-heavy flicks, we answer an interesting question from a listener who is hung up on a past fling! 

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