A Religious Experience with Molly Hewitt’s “Holy Trinity”

I am ready to share with the world that I am a freaky queer femme sex worker domme and I am also a fucking filmmaker.  —Molly Hewitt/Glamhag June, 2019  Molly … Continue reading A Religious Experience with Molly Hewitt’s “Holy Trinity”

Emily Lape brings a rawness to filmmaking and the acting process with “Mercy’s Girl”

Emily Lape, where do I start? Our relationship seems to be serendipitous. I was introduced to Emily by a filmmaker friend, Michael Glover Smith, who told me that Emily would … Continue reading Emily Lape brings a rawness to filmmaking and the acting process with “Mercy’s Girl”

Comedy duo Alyse McGuigan and Kana Felix are bringing dynamic female characters to the stage and screen

Chicago-based comedians (and writers for Cinema Femme magazine) Alyse McGuigan and Kana Felix have been passionate about comedy since grade school. “I was very shy growing up. I was always … Continue reading Comedy duo Alyse McGuigan and Kana Felix are bringing dynamic female characters to the stage and screen

Kelly O’Sullivan’s debut script “Saint Frances” brings an authentic look into womanhood

I had the pleasure of interviewing Kelly O’Sullivan shortly after her film “Saint Frances” opened at the Chicago Critics Film Festival at the Music Box Theatre this May. O’Sullivan wrote … Continue reading Kelly O’Sullivan’s debut script “Saint Frances” brings an authentic look into womanhood

Patti Vasquez brings representation onstage and behind the mic

Patti Vasquez is a renaissance woman: She’s the host of “The Patti Vasquez Show” on Chicago’s WGN Radio, a stand-up comedian, and the founder of With Kind Words, a consulting … Continue reading Patti Vasquez brings representation onstage and behind the mic

Comedy Issue Cover Artist: Tavi Veraldi

Tavi Veraldi is talented Chicago-based illustrator, film buff, and overall stellar person. With her edgy, comic-book style, horror-inspired art, and pop art look, Tavi’s style is distinctive and reminds me … Continue reading Comedy Issue Cover Artist: Tavi Veraldi

A cult classic is in our midst with Jennifer Reeder’s teen noir “Knives and Skin”

In April, I spoke with director Jennifer Reeder about her film “Knives and Skin,” which had its world premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival and its US premiere at … Continue reading A cult classic is in our midst with Jennifer Reeder’s teen noir “Knives and Skin”

From Hollywood to Chicago, Katherine O’Brien is helping aspiring screenwriters

Katherine O’Brien is a brilliant, comedic, down-to-earth individual. For fifteen-plus years, she’s thrived in Hollywood and throughout the international marketplace as a screenwriter, filmmaker, and story consultant. As a faculty … Continue reading From Hollywood to Chicago, Katherine O’Brien is helping aspiring screenwriters

Cinema Femme’s Comedy Issue — Editor’s Letter

With our fifth issue, the Comedy issue, we wanted to honor and celebrate iconic films and TV shows that have changed the face of comedy. There has been so many … Continue reading Cinema Femme’s Comedy Issue — Editor’s Letter

Caitlin Parrish and Erica Weiss’s “The Red Line” explores a police shooting and its aftermath

I recently spoke with Chicago playwrights and filmmakers Erica Weiss and Caitlin Parrish about their new CBS drama “The Red Line,” which premieres this Sunday, April 28 (8:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) … Continue reading Caitlin Parrish and Erica Weiss’s “The Red Line” explores a police shooting and its aftermath

Dancing with the camera: an interview with cinematographer Valentina Caniglia

I first met cinematographer Valentina Caniglia at the 2019 Girl Power Film + Media Summit in Brooklyn, NY, where she was on a panel about the female gaze. Valentina’s story … Continue reading Dancing with the camera: an interview with cinematographer Valentina Caniglia

Pamela B. Green’s documentary honors filmmaking pioneer Alice Guy-Blaché

I met Pamela B. Green at a coffee shop/diner prior to her “Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché” (2018) film screening for the opening night of the Chicago … Continue reading Pamela B. Green’s documentary honors filmmaking pioneer Alice Guy-Blaché