“You’re the first man I’ve ever seen”

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At Film School Rejects, Catherine Stratton’s video essay “Fandor presents: Lady Lands” discusses films like Catwomen of the Moon, Fire Maidens of Outer Space and The Queen of Outer Space, in which there are planets of space ladies who seem in charge but are really waiting for earth men to establish “the old order.”

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  1. Professor Mortis on

    I am somewhat ashamed how rarely it has occurred to me that these movies came out right after WWII and how they are clearly tapping into anxiety of women in the workplace, men not being “at home” during the war, and service men going into countries where the men are all dead, away in the service or POW camps, disabled, or displaced.

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