Let’s get spooky and a little sexy in episode 76, all about Carmilla! We’re talking about how online media impacts who gets to tell stories, the legacy of our childhood faves, and branded feminism. Did you think this was going to be a light and fluffy episode? We did too, honestly. We’re incorrigible.
To get right to the Carmilla talk, skip to 00:15:47.
Mistakes: Our discussion of gendered clothing and non-binary representation could be better—sometimes we discuss things that aren’t in the outline, and our wording isn’t as clear as we’d like it to be. What we mean in this discussion is that non-binary folks don’t have to look a certain way to be non-binary; pop culture and fashion imply that androgyny looks masculine, but not everybody’s identities align with that. A non-binary person is non-binary no matter what they wear. Both of us are cis, and we’re willing to admit that we screw up sometimes; if you want to correct us about anything we said in this conversation, please do! We want to do better, and we appreciate the feedback.
What Missy’s Been Up To:
What Merri’s Been Up To:
The Great British Bake-Off
Some Links You Might Find Interesting:
THE CARMILLA WEBSERIES: ON LESBIAN VAMPIRES AND CREAMPUFFS by Alex Cranz
The Lizzie Bennet Diaries: Adapting Jane Austen in the Internet Age by Silke Jandl (it’s on JSTOR)
Lesbian Vampires & Kotex: How ‘Carmilla’ Became a Branded Digital Series Sensation by Todd Longwell
“Branded feminism is a bloodletting of the movement and it can no longer continue” by Bertie Brandes
OFF BRAND: THE LIMITS OF CELEBRITY FEMINISM by Andi Zeisler
The use of transmedia storytelling and the representation of LGBT community in Carmilla by Thalita Carvalho (from academia.edu)
Carmilla Rising: Adapting Le Fanu’s Novella In the Age of Social Media by Matt Foley