She Found It at the Movies: Women Writers on Sex, Desire and Cinema


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$16.99  $15.63
Red Press Ltd
Publish Date
March 31, 2020
5.2 X 7.4 X 0.6 inches | 0.4 pounds

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About the Author

Christina Newland is an award-winning journalist with bylines at Sight & Sound Magazine, Little White Lies, VICE, Hazlitt, The Ringer, and others. She has written on a variety of subjects, including culture, fashion, history, and sport, but is best known as a film critic and writer with specialist knowledge of American film history. In her writing, she has shown a consistent interest boxing and the boxing film. In addition, she writes longform biography on figures of cultural significance, from forgotten female movie producers to gypsy prizefighters during the Second World War. In 2015, Christina was awarded the Intellect Books (Masoud Yadzani) Award for Excellence in Film Scholarship. She also contributes a monthly print column on film & fashion to Little White Lies Magazine. She tweets at @christinalefou and you can find her work at


'At its best, a book of fiercely original writing and thinking, not only about cinema, but about ourselves.' --MARK COUSINS (Writer and filmmaker)
'She Found it at the Movies collapses the space between screen and body and foregrounds the reality of our very complex and always present bodies. While that space has long been dominated by so-called objectivity and clinical analysis, this collection dives into uncharted waters to explore, creating space for discussing desire instead of repressing it.' --KIVA REARDON (Editor in Chief of Cleo Film Journal and film programmer at the Toronto International Film Festival)
'She Found it at the Movies gives film criticism the vitamin-boost it needed, a female gaze bringing eroticism, sensuality and a new subversive intimacy to the critical act; the book celebrates not just desire but pleasure. Each of these essays is a seduction, leading you astray to the great seduction of the movies themselves.' --PETER BRADSHAW, Film Critic at The Guardian
"Dives into uncharted waters."--Kiva Reardon, Toronto International Film Festival
"Part confessional, part soapbox'" --Joanna Scutts, Literary critic and author
"For anyone who thinks "sexy feminism" is an oxymoron" --Molly Haskell, Film critic and author
"A seduction" --Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
"A lush, incisive collection" --Angelica Jade Bastién, Vulture
"Teeming with theory, wit and feeling'" --Guy Lodge, Variety