Episode 25: Abbey Bender

Bill speaks with film critic Abbey Bender. They discuss her experiences in film culture, from childhood repertory screenings to writing for publications like Film Comment, The Village Voice, Playboy and Rolling Stone. Other topics include: “women’s interest” writing assignments, fashion as it relates both to Rainer Werner Fassbinder and ‘The Brady Bunch”, New York film culture, politics and contrarian auteur favorites on Twitter, JOSIE AND THE PUSSYCATS and forging short-lived friendships in order to have someone to see Jean-Luc Godard movies with.

Visit Abbey Bender's official site:

Read Abbey Bender on Jayne Mansfield in THE GIRL CAN'T HELP IT

Read "Where Have All The Erotic Thrillers Gone?"

Read Abbey Bender's "Costume Party" series for Brooklyn:

Hear Abbey Bender discuss fashion in film on the Smug Film Podcast:

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