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Our ninth issue is themed all around the film trend ‘Good For Her’. First given a name by @cinematogrxphy on Twitter, the ‘Good For Her’ are women’s stories that provoke a feeling of camaraderie and catharsis in the audience, even or maybe especially when the women on screen are violent and vengeful in their victories. They can be wrenching themselves free from trauma, or just finally getting theirs. From the machinations of Amazing Amy in Gone Girl, to the delicious emancipation of Thomasin in The Witch, or even more conventional protagonists like those of Knives Out, The Invisible Man or Ready or Not, something fun and fascinating happens to audiences when a movie irises out on the glint in a woman’s eye. This is something more than the femme fatale of noir, this is the femme vivant, getting one over on the world that got one over on her first, and you know what? …fair play to her.
Spanning through cinema history and featuring art, essays and ideas by Jess Dunne, Graham Scott, Katie Fleming, Luke Maxwell, Ygrainne Hackett-Cantabrana, James Hudson and Luke Dunne, the Good for Her issue of Pretty Deadly Films is a fun and fascinating read and you can order a digital download or print edition now from our ko-fi shop.
PDF #9 includes:
– An examination of the ‘rape revenge’ genre by Ygrainne Hackett-Cantabrana
– Artwork inspired by The Handmaiden by Katie Fleming
– A deep dive into the ‘Girl Boss’ film series of 1970s Japan by Luke Maxwell
– An ode to Happy Death Day by Graham Scott
– An essay on the dreams awakened in American Honey by Jess Dunne
– An essay on teenage girls surviving the internet by James Hudson
– and more!