30 thoughts on “Frock Flicks Is a Feminist Publication

  1. To sound 1960-1970s, ‘Right on, sister!’

    But seriously, if one reviews without socio-political context, I firmly believe that one is not giving a true review. We all love to snark, but snarking haha responsibility to be free of meanness. I mean we all know that Reign is a costume disaster, but it’s addictive and fun. Same with the Tudors.

  2. Snark-tastic! You guys do a brilliant job, always entertaining and informative. And now I can’t watch anything without looking for unfortunate bigginses…’Camelot’ anyone?

  3. I’d love to see you snark on Mysteries at the Museum‘s reenactments. Not only are there obvious zippers on period pants and dresses, but they dressed an Italian king in 16th-century garb to portray an event occurring in 1720.

    1. OMG SO BAD. Maybe someday we’ll take on the whole genre of ‘historical reenactments in history shows’ — bec. for every 2 decent ones, there are 73 shows filled with stretch velvet, face-eating wigs, & just the totally wrong costumes for the supposed period they’re talking about.

      1. Thank you! I can sometimes be heard screaming by those who are blocks away from my house.

  4. First time I’ve commented – just wanted to say I didn’t think I could love this blog more than I already did, then I read this! Thank you!

  5. There’s a show on either DIY or HGTV called the Masters of Flip, well you are the Masters of Snark.

  6. What a bold and proud statement (that unapologetically embracing the f-word should be considered bold in 2017 is frankly depressing, but this is where we are). Love you guys. Keep up the snark!!

  7. Longtime reader, first time commenter! I just had to say bravo, ladies, and please never change! You’ve been a bright spot and safe haven in my day more than once, I love visiting here and feeling like I (and my nerdy costume obsessions!) belong

  8. Thank you for this declaration, and for writing from a feminist perspective! I would love to read commentary on history from this point of view- too often I find people with a narrow mindset both regarding (fashion) history and feminism, and this makes for a very hard discussion about the things I love! I was prompted to comment by a conversation I had on-line recently, in a reenactment group- a set of people I would have thought were interested in the multifaceted topic of corsetry. However, the discussion rapidly devolved into “oh no, the organs, how unnatural”. When I tried pointing out that various factors were responsible for the continued wearing of corsets, and disagreeing with opinions like “those women were shallow, they wore corsets just for men”, “a XIX century doctor* said corsets were bad so they are”, and “nowadays we are thankfully free from oppressive social expectations” (hahaha), I got the answer “corsets are unnatural, and I consider beauty to be that which is natural, hence they are immoral”. I would love to read more on this topic and discuss! But alas, in that group, it is not meant to be.

    *-no way some XIX century dude might have been a raging misogynist! Never happens!

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