Time to get sad in episode 67, in which we discuss what we're calling the 'sad girl aesthetic,' or the intentional cultivation of a sad, feminine image. What's so appealing about this kind of aesthetic? What does its popularity represent in a deeper sense? Why sadness? Why? We're diving into The Virgin Suicides, The Love Witch, and the ouvre of Lana Del Rey to find out.
Warning: There's some discussion of suicide and brief mentions of sexual violence. We also don't censor our swearing.
What Missy's Been Up To:
Reading:My Brother's Husband by Gengoroh Tagame
Playing:Lost Memories Dot Net
What Merri's Been Up To:Reading: Motor Crush by Brenden Fletcher, Cameron Stewart, Babs Tarr, Heather Danforth, and Aditya BidikarSilk by Robbie Thompson, Stacey Lee, Ian Herring, and Travis Lanham
Some Links You Might Find Interesting:
Female Gaze: Lana Del Rey, I Love Dick, And The Love Witch by Meaghan Garvey
“I’m Actually Trying to Create a Film for Women”: Anna Biller on The Love Witch by St