Filmme Fatales

An Australian editor launches a smart zine focused on women and film

After moving back home to Australia last year and starting a career in social media marketing, Brodie Lancaster missed the writing and editing of her old job, as the managing editor of Portable.tv in New York. Armed with an address book of talented writers and filmmakers, Lancaster decided to take on a new project that would focus on her interest in women in film, so …

Polymorph

Feminist Katya Usvitsky explores "the malleability of the female body" through pervasive pantyhose

by Janine Stankus Pantyhose, nylons, stockings—whatever you call them, if you’re a woman you’ve worn them, and you may well scorn them. Artist Katya Usvitsky casts a long look on this classic undergarment for her upcoming exhibition, “Polymorph,” a tactile exploration of the female body. “Polymorph” began with the suggestive piece, “Daughter,” comprising a recessed bunch of stockinged bulbs, and has evolved to include a …

Bunny Yeager’s Darkroom

Reflecting on pin-up photography's hottest femme fatale

In a time of rampant racism and sexism, before the word feminism had entered the American lexicon, there was a culture of taboo surrounding scantily clad pin-up girls that was dominated by men with cameras. In a scenario where women were always on one side the lens, an industrious young lady made a name for herself on both. The stunning Bunny Yeager started as a …