Film Club

Welcome to the Chick Flix Film Club!

This is a monthly programme presented by Making It: Women in Film and She Sources, which takes on movies with women in the lead – behind and in front of the camera – and asks the question: Are they feminist? So join the conversation on filmmaking, storytelling, themes, and representation, out the first Monday of every month!

Hosted by Emma Stern, Lauren Piskothy, Malin Evita, and Lauren V. San Miguel.

Upcoming: October 4th | Midsommar (2019, dir. Ari Aster) and A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night (2014, dir. Ana Lily Amirpour)

The September Edition

Theme: Gender Flipping Franchises

The August Edition

Theme: Commercial ‘Flops’ and The Female Gaze

Jennifer’s Body (2009, dir. Karyn Kusama)

Horror/Comedy | Available on Disney+ | Watch Trailer

Disney: Megan Fox as Jennifer

A newly possessed high school cheerleader turns into a succubus who specializes in killing her male classmates. Can her best friend put an end to the horror?

Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey (2020, dir. Cathy Yan)

Superhero/Action | Available to Rent on Demand | Watch Trailer

Warner Bros.: Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn

After splitting with the Joker, Harley Quinn joins superheroes Black Canary, Huntress and Renee Montoya to save a young girl from an evil crime lord.

Addititonal Media

Relevant Making It: Women in Film Podcast Episodes

#16 | Horror Films and Feminism with Expert Alison Peirse

Dr Alison Peirse is a film professor and writer of “After Dracula”, “Korean Horror Cinema”, and “Women Make Horror: Filmmaking, Feminism, Genre”. In this episode, we talk all about the history of women in horror and women creating horror, as well as advice for new filmmakers and horror movie recommendations to watch on Halloween!

#18 | Empowering Outfits and Superhero(ine)s with Helen Huang

Helen Huang is a phenomenal (and Emmy-award-winning) costume designer whose work includes American Horror Story, Birds of Prey, and the new Emma Roberts rom-com, Holidate. In this episode, we get into her career, the most valuable lessons she’s learned along the way, and how integral it is to have diversity across departments behind the camera.

July Edition

Themes: Coming of Age and Self-Discovery

Moxie (2021, dir. Amy Poehler)

Coming of Age/Dramedy | Available on Netflix

Netflix: Hadley Robinson (L) as Vivian and Alycia Pascual-Peña (R) as Lucy in Moxie

Inspired by her mom’s rebellious past and a confident new friend, a shy 16-year-old publishes an anonymous zine calling out sexism at her school.

Yes, God, Yes (2020, dir. Karen Maine)

Coming of Age/Dramedy | Available on Netflix

Vertical Entertainment: Natalie Dyer as Alice in Yes, God, Yes

After an innocent AOL chat turns racy, a Catholic teenager in the early 00s discovers masturbating and struggles to suppress her new urges in the face of eternal damnation.

Relevant Making It: Women in Film Podcast Episode

Shania and Evita sit down with writer-director Karen Maine (“Obvious Child” and “Yes, God, Yes”) to talk about her journey into filmmaking as well as her experience with her just-released directorial debut of “Yes, God, Yes” a dramedy that follows the Catholic teenage girl Alice (played by Natalia Dyer from “Stranger Things”) as she discovers masturbation and struggles to suppress her new urges in the face of eternal damnation. We also get into how to direct semi-autobiographies, and how Covid-19 has affected indie filmmaking.