Co-host and producer of Wild Pretty Things, a podcast about women on screen and behind the camera.
"He wanted a woman's eye on his film."
Before smartphones, we were already surrounded by screens: mirrors, windows, CRT TVs. Even before that, stories were part of our reality: stories where characters are introduced, encounter a problem, then resolve that problem for better or worse. These stories claim to teach us about the world: provide a vocabulary and frame of reference. They aspire to be mirrors or projectors.
But what if a piece of the vocabulary (your Narrative) were missing.…
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
On an island, the furthest point from the center is the ocean's edge. Whether it's a beach or cliff, anyone on the margins gets wet and is confronted with existence next to an endless horizon of white noise and death.
Many stories are told from the center: safe from the sea and settled in the dry comfort that things are as they should be. When confronted with marginal elements, we assume they are dangerous: something to bury.
We fetishize the…