Wet Hot Lesbian Summers

Wet Hot Lesbian Summers

In 2015, girl camp finally had the coming-out party it had been waiting for. While touring her low-budget cult film fave, All About Evil (2010), Peaches Christ—drag queen, filmmaker and tour de force—turned her PR tour into an all-singing, all-dancing screening of But...
The Star-Crossed Stars of Showgirls, Crossroads, and Glitter

The Star-Crossed Stars of Showgirls, Crossroads, and Glitter

No film is born camp. Instead, the designation of camp is bestowed upon the film once it has tried and—likely—failed at being taken seriously as art or entertainment. There is pleasure to be found in the earnestness of camp’s floundering sincerity; purity in its lack...
Roundtable: Sex at Summer Camp!

Roundtable: Sex at Summer Camp!

Are you ready for the summer? Are you ready for the sunshine? Are you ready for the birds and bees, The apple trees, And a whole lot of fooling around? Sung by a chorus of young children, the theme song from juvenile comedy classic Meatballs promises summer camp as a...
Women to Watch: Ana Lily Amirpour

Women to Watch: Ana Lily Amirpour

Like the vampiric figure simply known as “The Girl” in her 2014 feature A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, Ana Lily Amirpour commands and complicates spaces often more comfortably occupied by men. Described by Amirpour as an “Iranian vampire spaghetti western,” her...
vol. 3, issue 2: camp

vol. 3, issue 2: camp

“Camp is a tender feeling.” “One can be serious about the frivolous, frivolous about the serious.” In 1964 Susan Sontag published her numbered “Notes on Camp” explaining the reasons why, up until that point, camp had not been a topic of conversation amongst her...