This month, we discuss the duality of women — the battle between feminine good and evil as defined by societal standards and portrayed in genre cinema.
Episode 24: The Duality of Women – Black Sunday (1960) and The Long Hair of Death (1964) (1 hour, 29 minutes)
In this episode we discuss the duality of women shown in the films Black Sunday (1960) and The Long Hair of Death (1964), while paying tribute to the classic gothic horror actress, Barbara Steele! Last episode we discussed the struggles of the duality of the masculine in the image of the werewolf, and now we turn the tables towards the feminine.
We start the analysis with the stunning Mario Bava film Black Sunday and discuss the negative stigma of our “challenging” women — the “bad women”, the bitches and the Evil Witches. Then we head towards the light with a look at The Long Hair of Death and the “good women” — the submissive and the virginal.
Women sometimes have to fight against “masculine” described traits while trying to remain “feminine” and express their true selves. We also discuss our own challenges with the feminine duality and how we choose to conduct ourselves in our day to day lives.
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ABOUT THIS PODCAST
Jess and Kelly co-host the well produced, highly entertaining and insightful monthly podcast known as I SPIT ON YOUR PODCAST. Every month, they explore the world of horror entertainment, with each episode centering around a particular theme. This is a time once a month where Jess puts down her bloody knitting needles and Kelly steps away from the TV to discuss horror movies and other horror mediums with thoughtful analysis, research, and passion.