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We tackle a controversial subject, urge you to reconsider a sub genre you may have avoided, and discuss “Ms .45” and “Violation”.

THIS EPISODE: “Ms .45” (1981) AND “Violation” (2020) 

One big old content note right up top: This is an episode about rape-revenge!

Obviously, that means we’ll be talking frankly about sexual assault, as well as its context and ramifications. Some rough territory, but we had a great time talking about one of the more reviled and misunderstood subgenres of horror.

We’re digging into Abel Ferrara’s cult exploitation classic Ms .45 (1981), along with Dusty Mancinelli and Madeleine Sims-Fewer’s lush yet difficult Violation (2020).

This is a rare just-Candace-and-Ariel episode, so to the reviewer who said they don’t like it when we have guests: You’re welcome.

We are so unused to recording without guests, we totally forgot about time constraints and went for longer than average, but there was just so much to talk about with these two movies, we regret nothing. We hope that if you’ve been avoiding rape-revenge, you give these films a try.

Also, in the place of our usual first horror memories segment, we decided to simply vent about the terrifying and regressive state of the world, so please enjoy, and consider leaving us a review on iTunes. It helps us find new listeners to rant at about fucked up movies.

You can catch both Ms .45 and Violation on Shudder. You can also find Ms .45 on many streaming platforms, including Tubi for free. 

ABOUT THIS PODCAST

Not Your Final Girl is a podcast hosted by three women (Ariel Dyer and Candace Sluder) just trying to make it to the end of the movie. Join us bi-weekly for deep dives into horror with a fresh take on the genre we love! We’re @NYFGpod on Letterboxd if you want to check out all the movies we’ve talked about on the pod. You can also follow Candace at @crammpuss if you want to peek at what movies might be coming up next.

A proud part of the Morbidly Beautiful Podcast Network. Our drive for intersectionality aligns well with the Morbidly Beautiful ethos. We love that MB is a nonprofit that gives back to the horror community, and are thrilled to be a part of the network.

The original music/theme song for the show was done by Ariel Dyer, arieldyer.bandcamp.com. Our main show logo/artwork was created by Brian Demarest (@evilflynn on Instagram). 


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