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Maggie Mae Fish

Maggie Mae Fish dives into the history of sex, sexuality, and gender in film, from the silent era to sexploitation to modern erotic movies.

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Episode 1

Before the Hays Code

In this first episode, Maggie Mae Fish dives into the world of early motion pictures to explore how filmmakers portrayed sex, sexuality, and gender in the years before Hollywood cracked down on censorship with its restrictive Hays Code.
Episode 2

Queer Subtext in the Films of David Lean

Although David Lean’s career spanned the most restrictive era of British and American film censorship, he still wove queer subtext throughout his entire filmography. But how do you depict a queer relationship without depicting it?
Episode 3

Feminist Sexploitation in the Films of Stephanie Rothman

Stephanie Rothman began her career at the height of the feminist revolution, and despite directing exploitation films, she managed to infuse her work with compelling, progressive themes.
Episode 4

Classic Cinema Meets Exploitation in the Films of Paul Verhoeven

After beginning his career making erotic films in the Netherlands, Paul Verhoeven moved to the States, where he turned the erotic thriller on its head, becoming one of the most controversial directors of our time.
Episode 5

Erotic Intimacy in the Films of Steven Soderbergh

We’ve looked at over-the-top erotic film, so let’s take some time to look at the more intimate side of sex with Steven Soderbergh.
Episode 6

Cheryl Dunye: Pushing Boundaries

Closing out this season, let’s look at the work of Cheryl Dunye, the pioneering director who challenges our ideas about film history and personal identity.
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Maggie Mae Fish (she/her) is an actor who has appeared in films, national TV commercials, and digital content, as well as a screenwriter currently developing various comedy and horror projects. You may have also seen her prolific video essays on Nebula and YouTube.

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