SCREEN QUEENS – A swan drifts backwards on a hot pink lake. A car drives backwards through a tunnel. A yard floods with chocolate milk. Welcome to Sandi Tan’s Shirkers, or at least, to its after-life.

Pageantry, With a Vengeance: ‘Drop Dead Gorgeous’ at 20

FILM DAZE – The Midwestern pageant queens of the #MeToo era are speaking out against workplace harassment, but the teen beauty contestant competitors of 1999 were setting their rivals on fire in open corn fields — at least, according to the outlandish, utterly crass, and possibly diabolical film, Drop Dead Gorgeous.

Personal Velocity

DIRECTED BY WOMEN – Storytelling often uses the past as a tool to imagine otherwise: to create other communities or futures.