Greetings, Bitch Flicks readers! I’m Carrie, and I am thrilled to be Bitch Flicks’ new monthly contributor.
I’ve been passionate about media for as long as I can remember. I studied film production as an undergraduate at Emerson College, and I am currently pursuing an MA in Media Studies at The New School. My ultimate goal is to build a career as a documentary filmmaker. For the time being, I work as a grant writer for an LGBT nonprofit organization, which allows me to cultivate my passion for queer rights and feminism.
My all-time favorite movie is Annie Hall. Other films I love include Paris Is Burning, Crimes and Misdemeanors, 12 Monkeys, Trembling Before G-d, Born on the Fourth of July, The Purple Rose of Cairo, and The Sound of Music. I don’t watch a lot of television, but my favorite shows of past and present include Parks and Recreation, Mad Men, Friday Night Lights, Battlestar Galactica, and Queer As Folk.
Previously, I’ve written about Precious: Based on the Novel “Push” by Sapphire, The Social Network, Mad Men, Sleepaway Camp, Martha Marcy May Marlene, Pariah, and Take Shelter for Bitch Flicks. You can find my writing elsewhere on the Internet as well. I am a Staff Writer for Gender Across Borders, an international feminist community and blog that I co-founded in 2009. For GAB, I’ve written about films such as Circumstance, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, Steam of Life, Kick-Ass, and Good Hair. I also had the opportunity to interview Eleanor Bergstein, the writer and producer of Dirty Dancing (another one of my favorite films). From now through the end of April, you can also find me writing a guest blog series about bisexuality and the media at Bitch Magazine. I’m so grateful to have the opportunity to write for Bitch Flicks, and I look forward to discussing films and feminism with all of you!