Girls, Guts, & Giallo

is creating a podcast that explores the feminine in subversive cinema

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I've always had a fascination with representations of femininity and women in subversive films. Watching these movies at 1am on public access and other weirdo channels from the early 2000s was instrumental in forming my sexual and social identity. Over the years I've accumulated a wealth of specialized knowledge on subversive cinema. Thus, the "Girls, Guts, & Giallo" podcast was born. 

LISTEN HERE

I love girls, I love guts, and I do love giallo although the title really sprang from my love of alliteration. This podcast is an attempt to archive the feminine in "trash" or subversive cinema. Genres that fall into this category include horror, exploitation, and thriller films, though sometimes I will discuss more "elevated" genres such as drama (See Episode 2: "Pretty Baby"). Sometimes episodes feature only me discussing significant scenes and motifs, and sometimes I will have guests. I know plenty of fascinating people who don't work in film who can bring interesting perspectives I may never even have thought of. 

I write, record, edit, host, and promote this podcast completely on my own. I also have a teaching job, so working on this podcast in combination with teaching and commuting takes up a lot of my time. It is a labor of love, but of course generating some funds would enable me to make even better content more often. I plan on using the donations I receive here to purchase new microphones and a computer. Currently, I either record in the studio at my job, or with some very cheap microphones that only work in ideal conditions. 

I don’t have any sponsors and I'm not working for a big media company. I'm making this podcast because I believe that we truly learn more about our culture and ourselves when we examine how marginalized identities have historically been portrayed in film. As a survivor of sexual assault, a femme lesbian, and a former sex worker, I believe that I can contribute a unique and varied perspective. By focusing on "problematic" or "controversial" films, I hope to open up a dialogue for more complicated conversations. Please support if you agree, and if you want to see more seasons of this podcast.

About the Host

Annie Rose Malamet (@fatgawth) is a lesbian vampire, media educator and artist based in New York. Her podcast "Girls, Guts, & Giallo" examines the feminine image in controversial cinema through a queer feminist lens. Currently, Annie lectures on representations of fat women in film and television.  

Tiers
Killer Nun
$1 or more per month

Every little bit counts. With this tier, you'll get a shoutout on the podcast and if you leave me a review, I'll read it on the podcast!

Succubus
$5 or more per month

You'll get a shoutout on the podcast as well as a monthly newsletter with recommended companion readings to go along with the podcast episodes. 

Woman on the Warpath
$10 or more per month

You get all of the above plus bonus mini episodes on new releases. For example, "The Perfection" and "Ma" are the kind of films I would cover. 

Vampire Lover
$20 or more per month

All of the above plus your own bonus mini episode on a film of your choosing! This episode will be available to any Patrons in the Vampire Lover Tier. 

I've always had a fascination with representations of femininity and women in subversive films. Watching these movies at 1am on public access and other weirdo channels from the early 2000s was instrumental in forming my sexual and social identity. Over the years I've accumulated a wealth of specialized knowledge on subversive cinema. Thus, the "Girls, Guts, & Giallo" podcast was born. 

LISTEN HERE

I love girls, I love guts, and I do love giallo although the title really sprang from my love of alliteration. This podcast is an attempt to archive the feminine in "trash" or subversive cinema. Genres that fall into this category include horror, exploitation, and thriller films, though sometimes I will discuss more "elevated" genres such as drama (See Episode 2: "Pretty Baby"). Sometimes episodes feature only me discussing significant scenes and motifs, and sometimes I will have guests. I know plenty of fascinating people who don't work in film who can bring interesting perspectives I may never even have thought of. 

I write, record, edit, host, and promote this podcast completely on my own. I also have a teaching job, so working on this podcast in combination with teaching and commuting takes up a lot of my time. It is a labor of love, but of course generating some funds would enable me to make even better content more often. I plan on using the donations I receive here to purchase new microphones and a computer. Currently, I either record in the studio at my job, or with some very cheap microphones that only work in ideal conditions. 

I don’t have any sponsors and I'm not working for a big media company. I'm making this podcast because I believe that we truly learn more about our culture and ourselves when we examine how marginalized identities have historically been portrayed in film. As a survivor of sexual assault, a femme lesbian, and a former sex worker, I believe that I can contribute a unique and varied perspective. By focusing on "problematic" or "controversial" films, I hope to open up a dialogue for more complicated conversations. Please support if you agree, and if you want to see more seasons of this podcast.

About the Host

Annie Rose Malamet (@fatgawth) is a lesbian vampire, media educator and artist based in New York. Her podcast "Girls, Guts, & Giallo" examines the feminine image in controversial cinema through a queer feminist lens. Currently, Annie lectures on representations of fat women in film and television.  

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Tiers
Killer Nun
$1 or more per month

Every little bit counts. With this tier, you'll get a shoutout on the podcast and if you leave me a review, I'll read it on the podcast!

Succubus
$5 or more per month

You'll get a shoutout on the podcast as well as a monthly newsletter with recommended companion readings to go along with the podcast episodes. 

Woman on the Warpath
$10 or more per month

You get all of the above plus bonus mini episodes on new releases. For example, "The Perfection" and "Ma" are the kind of films I would cover. 

Vampire Lover
$20 or more per month

All of the above plus your own bonus mini episode on a film of your choosing! This episode will be available to any Patrons in the Vampire Lover Tier.