Episode 68. House Proud: Mother! (2017)

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Andrea and Alex break down the foundational elements of Darren Aronofsky’s divisive mother! From authorship to ecofeminism to sink instillation, few stones are left unturned or unexamined.

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mother! Dir. Darren Aronofsky, 2017.

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What is Ecofeminism? An overview of the term that rose to prominence in the 1970s.

The Death of the Author by Roland Barthes. Barthes’ influential piece on the declining importance of God-like authorship.

The Directors Cut Podcast, episode 90. Aronofsky interviewed by William Friedkin about mother!

IndieWire Filmmaker Toolkit podcast, episode 47. Aronofsky on the process and ideology behind mother!

“The Yellow Wall-Paper.” Charlotte Perkins Stetson’s scandalous novella from 1892.

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