Heather O. Petrocelli

On Finally Being Seen: Experiencing Portrait of a Lady on Fire

(Portrait of a Lady on Fire; photo: Pyramide Films)
Heather O. Petrocelli shares the cathartic and transformative power of the film Portrait of a Lady on Fire, directed by Céline Sciamma.   In Portrait of a Lady on Fire, Marianne (Noémie Merlant) tells Héloïse (Adèle Haenel) that it’s not easy to relate music. In fact, it is not easy to relate any of the arts, especially the enveloping ... Read the full article
Heather O. Petrocelli

Heather O. Petrocelli's expertise in film studies and oral history, combined with a lifelong horror obsession, underpins her PhD thesis: Drag Me to Hell: Horror Film Meets Queer Spectatorship, Fandom & Performance at the Manchester Centre for Gothic Studies. Connect with Heather via IG @queerforfear.

Lessons From “The Rapist Is You”: What I Learned at the 2020 Women’s March

Florencia Orlandoni writes about her recent experience at the 2020 Women’s March in San Francisco performing the Chilean anti-rape anthem “Un violador en tu camino.”

21 Savage Arrest—Three Facts About Undocumented Youth You Need to Know

When rapper 21 Savage was arrested, misinformation about migrant identity and U.S. immigration law spread through social media and other platforms. Florencia Orlandoni sheds light on both subjects.

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