Roxanne Benjamin & Coralie Fargeat

This September, there are two new director pieces on Cut-Throat Women:

1. Geneveive Newman writes on Roxanne Benjamin, with emphasis on her new film Body at Brighton Rock (2019) and her collaborations on anthology horror projects from Southbound (2015) to XX (2017). For Newman, Benjamin’s horror is distinctive because it is “visceral, poignant, and completely rooted in common events and everyday life.” Read more here.

2. Dr. Lauren Stephenson writes on Coralie Fargeat’s two short films and first feature, Revenge (2017), a new take on the rape-revenge subgenre. Stephenson’s analysis of Revenge considers the subgenre’s problematic history and questions its progressive potential for feminism, even when such a film is helmed by a female director. Read Stephenson’s piece here.