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Girls, Guts, & Giallo

Girls, Guts, & Giallo

By Annie Rose Malamet
A podcast about subversive and controversial cinema hosted by Lesbian Vampire, Annie Rose and featuring various guests. A celebration of trash and feminine perversion.
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Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom (1975)

Girls, Guts, & Giallo

Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom (1975)

Girls, Guts, & Giallo

Bonus Episode Teaser: The Duke of Burgundy (2014)
For this month's bonus episode, I discuss the film I've been asked to cover the most! To celebrate hedonism month, I gave Sarah Fonseca a ring to dive into the agonizingly beautiful, kinky film, 'The Duke of Burgundy' (2014)! Sign up at to access to full hour and 15 minute long episode. 
April 9, 2021
Spring Breakers (2012)
I'm back after a much needed break from main podcast episodes! For this new episode, I talked to music journalist Suzy Exposito about Harmony Korine's film, "Spring Breakers." We discuss themes related to whiteness and cultural tourism, culture at the beginning of the 2010s, and what Britney Spears represents to millennials. If you're missing more podcast episodes from me, be sure to subscribe to my Patreon at for bonus episodes and screenings. 
March 20, 2021
The Devils (1971)
Horror writer Gretchen Felker-Martin joins me to discuss her favorite film, Ken Russell's extremely controversial nasty, "The Devils." We talk about the ethics of the film's production, horny nuns, and why we love this outrageous movie so much. 
January 8, 2021
Crash (1996)
Comedienne and podcaster Lucé Tomlin-Brenner joins me for an extremely juice discussion on David Cronenberg's fetish fest, "Crash." Buckle up, because this is one is quite a ride. This episode was originally released as a bonus on my Patreon. 
December 18, 2020
Deep Red (1975)
Artist and writer Drusilla Adeline joins me for a discussion on Dario Argento's most famous film. This episode was originally a bonus episode on my Patreon that I've decided to release in honor of the late Daria Nicolodi. If you love giallo history and lots of gender analysis, give it a listen. 
November 27, 2020
Eve's Bayou (1997)
Black studies scholar and performance artist Zalika U. Ibaorimi joins me for an in depth discussion of Kasi Lemmon's masterpiece.  Sign up for my patreon at
October 30, 2020
Brazil (1985)
Tina Horn returns to dissect Terry Gilliam's cult classic about failed, dystopian bureaucracy. It's a long one, folks! Buckle up. 
September 4, 2020
Sugar Hill (1974)
Maria De Paula Vázquez, one of the programmers and volunteers at London Deptford Cinema, joins me to discuss the blaxploitation horror film Sugar Hill. We discuss hybrid horror/blaxploitation, the difference between voodoo zombies and contagion zombies, and revenge film cycles. 
August 14, 2020
In the Realm of the Senses (1976)
Video artist and filmmaker Danica Uskert joins me to discuss the controversial masterpiece directed by Nagisa ōshima. I give a brief history on erotic Japanese cinema, Danica enlightens us on the details of the real Abe Sada case, and we dive deep into the plot and symbolism of one of our favorite films. 
July 31, 2020
Laura (1944)
Recorded pre-quarantine, I join film critic Sarah Fonseca in her luxurious Brooklyn bedroom to dish about this film noir classic. We talk femme fatales and the specific way gay men objectify women as "muses." This episode pairs nicely with the June Patreon bonus episode Sarah and I recorded on the work of director Shirley Clarke. Sign up at to hear it! 
July 3, 2020
The Vampire Lovers (1970)
Happy Pride! What a delight. I'm joined by fellow lesbian vampire Miss Malice! Double your trouble, double your fun. We talk bout one of my favorite lesbian vampire films, a gothic Hammer production starring sex symbol Ingrid Pitt. Listen to us gush over this sexy cinema treat. 
June 19, 2020
The Cell (2000)
Illustrator Sakari Singh and I analyze this early 2000s, sci-fi horror anomaly directed by Tarsem Singh. We discuss surrealism, animation, the whitewashing of Jennifer Lopez, and fear-mongering in the crime thriller genre hits of the era.  Subscribe to my Patreon at for bonus content and livestreams! 
May 29, 2020
The Perfume of the Lady in Black (1974)
Associate editor of Diabolique Magazine and film writer Samm Deighan joins me for a wonderful deep dive into this giallo-esque horror film. We talk Alice in Wonderland tropes, trauma, and misogyny in what I've dubbed as "the Italian horror response to Rosemary's Baby."  Subscribe to my Patreon for bonus content and live screenings/discussions at
May 15, 2020
New Podcast Schedule!
In order to preserve the quality of the free episodes while dedicating more time to my growing Patreon, I'm shifting to a release schedule of every other Friday! The podcast returns next week. If you miss me, sign up for my Patreon at 
May 8, 2020
Femme4Femme Birthday Bonus!
It's Taurus season, the season of love and hedonism. In honor of my birthday,  I created a special roundup to celebrate. Sign up for my Patreon at to hear Sarah and I discuss our femme 4 femme film roots. I asked some close friends to send in a voice message about a film that reminds them of me, which you can listen to for free.  
May 1, 2020
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)
Artist and writer Aelita Parizek joins me to discuss one of the most iconic horror films of all time. We talk about the tropes and representations of transness and disability in Tobe Hooper's magnum opus. We love Leatherface.  CORRECTIONS CORNER: Writer Kim Henkel is, unfortunately, not a woman as I thought. Subscribe to my Patreon for bonus content and livestreamings of rare films at! 
April 17, 2020
The Haunting (1963)
Autostraddle writer Dani Janae joins me to discuss the queer themes in this classic horror flick. A great watch for going crazy in your house during quarantine! 
April 10, 2020
Mommy's Bedtime Story: "The Outsider" by H.P. Lovecraft (1926)
I've decided to give you something a bit different this week while I take a break to record more episodes. In the midst of a global pandemic and social isolation, I thought it would be appropriate to read H.P. Lovecraft's short story, The Outsider.  Complete with spooky sound design, this reading is partly an homage to the late Stuart Gordon, who's film Castle Freak is loosely based on this freaky tale.  If you like what I do,  I need your support now more than ever. Check out my Patreon at
March 27, 2020
Chasing Amy (1997)
I had a proper 2 hour catharsis with my friend and colleague Michael Carroll about this outrageously homophobic Kevin Smith film. The second hour of this episode is available exclusively on my Patreon at! 
March 20, 2020
The Brood (1979)
Perhaps the episode where I laugh the most because Liz Zito joins me to discuss this Cronenberg classic. We amble through this fleshy plot and birth some inspired discourse along the way. Delicious. 
March 13, 2020
Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! (1965)
Kelly Gredner of the Spinsters of Horror joins me to discuss Russ Meyer's iconic cult film. Listen to us dissect this classic (also I talk about boobs a lot).  Subscribe to my Patreon for bonus content! 
March 6, 2020
Rebecca (1940)
Laura Westengard, author of Gothic Queer Culture: Marginalized Communities and the Ghosts of Insidious Trauma, joins me to to discuss Rebecca. We talk about the gothic and how it relates to queerness in the film. Mrs. Danvers forever!  Subscribe to my Patreon for exclusive bonus content!
February 28, 2020
Vamp (1986)
Monika Estrella Negra, founder of Audre's Revenge Film Collective, joins me to discuss Vamp! We obsess over Grace Jones, vampire strippers, and the race and class dynamics at play in this campy '80s film.  Subscribe to my Patreon for exclusive bonus content! 
February 21, 2020
Girls, Guts, & Giallo Season 2 Trailer!
I'll be waiting for you...
February 18, 2020
Bonus Content Teaser: In Fabric (2019)
Guest Rachel Guma and I discuss consumerism and sexual repression in Peter Strickland's giallo-essque homage. This episode is available exclusively on my Patreon! 
February 17, 2020
Bonus Content Teaser: Cam (2018)
This is a very exciting bonus episode. Isa Mazzei joins me to discuss her film, "Cam." We talk about her process, stolen identity, the banality of sex work, and the horrors of authenticity. This episode is available exclusively on my Patreon. 
January 3, 2020
Season 2 Announcement!
Thank you for a great first season! I'll be back in 2020. Please listen to this episode for details, shoutouts, "Eyes Wide Shut" trivia, and a re-assessment of my goals for the show. 
December 27, 2019
Antichrist (2009)
"Chaos Reigns!" I'm joined by Oeuvre Busters co-host Liam Billingham to talk all things "Antichrist" and Lars Von Trier. We explore the themes of misogyny, control, and nature in this polarizing film.  Subscribe to my Patreon for bonus content!
December 20, 2019
Eyes Wide Shut (1999)
"This pot is making you aggressive." Welcome to anti-Christmas month on Girls, Guts, & Giallo! Archivist and librarian Cooper Moll and I discuss Stanley Kubrick's last film. We analyze themes of class, desire, and fidelity present in my favorite Christmas movie.  Follow me on Patreon for special bonus content! 
December 13, 2019
Bonus Content Teaser: The Lighthouse (2019)
My friend Jory Shareff joins me to talk about masculinity, ghost stories, and homoeroticism in Robert Egger's new film. This episode is available exclusively on my Patreon. 
December 6, 2019
Secretary (2002)
"I'm your SECRETARY!" My leather sister Kolby Brianne (who also makes beautiful leather wear, click the link) joins me to talk about the BDSM rom-com "Secretary." This might be the horniest episode of the podcast yet. We talk about the positives and negatives of this film, gushing over the hot kink scenes and critically analyzing the normalization of BDSM within a heterosexual paradigm.  Support this podcast by becoming a member of my Patreon and receive bonus content!
November 29, 2019
Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom (1975)
Illustrator and scholar JB Brager joins me to discuss one of the most controversial films of all time, Pier Paolo Pasolini's "Salò." Based on a book by the Marquis de Sade, this explores themes of capitalism, fascism, sadism, and the abject. We had a few internet issues while recording this so please ignore the slight technical issues.  As always, please subscribe to my Patreon for bonus content. 
November 22, 2019
The Cook, The Thief, His Wife & Her Lover (1989)
The incredible Tina Horn of the podcast "Why Are People Into That?" joins me for truly filling conversation. We talk about Peter Greenaway's baroque portrait of the abject, "The Cook, The Thief, His Wife & Her Lover."  Subscribe to my Patreon to support this podcast!
November 15, 2019
Bonus Content Teaser: Fat Women in American Film and Television
This month's bonus episode is a bit different. I've recorded an audio version for you all of my lecture on fat women in American Film and Television. Fat women in American film and television are historically invisible. When they are present, they appear as villains, funny sidekicks that act as a foil to a pretty main character, or as objects of pity (often played by thin actresses in fat suits). Only recently have self-actualized representations of fatness graced our screens. Even still, they are few and far between. This lecture uses existing fat studies scholarship to categorize representations of fatness in American film and television and examines their sexist and racist messaging. The full audio of this lecture is available only on my Patreon!
November 8, 2019
Bonus Content Teaser: The Perfection (2018)
Sarah Patterson joins me again for this month's Patreon bonus episode to talk about the genre blending Netflix thriller, "The Perfection." We discuss depictions of rape and what morality means in an immoral, patriarchal world. The full episode is available exclusively on my Patreon! 
November 1, 2019
Leather Dyke Halloween Special!
Happy Halloween! I decided to do something a bit different to celebrate the podcast's first Halloween episode. My best femme Sarah Patterson and I talk about our kinky gay horror root films. We discuss BDSM favorites like Hellraiser and Bram Stoker's Dracula. You'll also get to hear the beautiful voice messages I received from fellow leather dyke listeners about their leather root! I feel honored to have edited them together, thank you for...submitting.  Support this podcast by subscribing to my Patreon! CORRECTION: Dee Snider's political views are unclear at this time. 
October 25, 2019
Candyman (1992)
I'm so pleased to have Renée Bever from ATTACK OF THE QUEER WOLF back on the show to talk about "Candyman." This is a film rich in history in symbolism so this is an extra long episode. We talk about the heavy themes that this movie explores in depth.  Find me on Instagram and Twitter @girlsgutsgiallo and subscribe to my Patreon for bonus content!
October 11, 2019
The Hunger (1983)
Fetish photographer Lanee Bird and I discuss the movie that's embedded in our goth DNA: Tony Scott's "The Hunger." We  gush over this lush, lesbian vampire classic starring Catherine Deneuve, David Bowie, and Susan Sarandon.  Lanee is one of my favorite photographers and you should absolutely follow her on Instagram. You can find me on Instagram and twitter @girlsgutsgiallo and subscribe to my Patreon!
October 4, 2019
Bonus Content Teaser: Pieces (1982)
This full episode is available exclusively on my Patreon. In the Vampire Lover tier, patrons are able to choose films for me to talk about. For the first episode available to my Vampire Lover tier,  patron James-Michael has chosen the film "Pieces." Enjoy and see you next month with another patron selected bonus episode! 
September 27, 2019
Caligula (1979)
Queer video artist and all around media master Mason Buck joins me this week to talk about the notorious Penthouse production, "Caligula." Mason is a veritable  cinema historian and we revel in this trashy celluloid artifact. We talk about the controversial history behind the production of the film and dissect it scene by scene. Find me on Instagram and Twitter as @girlsgutsgiallo and subscribe to my Patreon for bonus content! Correction: In this episode I say that this is the first episode I've done on a film about a real person. That honor actually belongs to episode 2 on "Pretty Baby."
September 20, 2019
Boxing Helena (1993)
Queer horror filmmaker Sam Wineman joins me for a deep dive into Jennifer Lynch's much maligned  "Boxing Helena." There is a lot to unbox here so it's a long one. We pick this film clean. We discuss the film's controversial background and the emasculated male's misogynist imagination.  You can watch Sam's short horror film "The Quiet Room" on Shudder! As always, follow me on Instagram and Twitter @girlsgutsgiallo and consider subscribing to my Patreon for 
September 13, 2019
Bonus Content Teaser: Midsommar (2019)
Can you believe Mercedes Lake saw this movie three times? We talk about codependency, shitty men, and whiteness in Ari Aster's new film.  The full hour long episode on "Midsommar" is available exclusively on my Patreon!
September 6, 2019
Pet Sematary (1989)
Salty New Englander Mercedes Lake joins me for a special on location episode in Maine to talk about Stephen King's "Pet Sematary!" We maintain this film podcast's reputation as the horniest out there by somehow managing to sexualize Jud Crandall.  I also did a bonus episode with Mercedes about "Midsommar" which will be available on my Patreon!
August 30, 2019
Jennifer's Body (2009)
Burlesque performer Seraphina Wilder joins me to discuss cult feminist classic "Jennifer's Body." We talk about Megan Fox's fall from grace, rape revenge metaphors, and women's relationship to primalism and nature.  Follow me on Instagram and Twitter as @girlsgutsgiallo and subscribe to my Patreon for bonus content. 
August 23, 2019
The Lost Boys (1987)
Lost Boys historian Julia Levine joins me this week to talk about her all time favorite film. I eat an edible and babble on about how gay this movie is while Julia drops knowledge on me. Also, Julia starts randomly bleeding from a puncture wound in her thigh mid episode, which feels like a sign.  As always, follow me on Instagram and Twitter @girlsgutsgiallo and subscribe to my Patreon for bonus content. 
August 16, 2019
Bonus Content Teaser: Once Upon a Time In Hollywood (2019)
BJ Colangelo  hopped on a phone call with me to talk about the new Quentin Tarantino film. I started the conversation thinking we had very different opinions, and ended it realizing we actually shared a lot of the same concerns and enjoyed similar aspects of the film. I really love this episode and I'm excited to share it with you. For the full episode, head on over to my Patreon and become a subscriber to receive bonus content! And as always you can find me on Twitter and Instagram @girlsgutsgiallo. 
August 9, 2019
Pink Flamingos (1972)
Renée Bever of Attack of the Queerwolf joins me this week to talk about "Pink Flamingos," the subversive classic directed and written by trash connoisseur John Waters. We talk about fatness as abject and celebratory, being filth mongers, and queer mourning before and after Stonewall.  Become a patron of the podcast and receive bonus episodes and writings! Follow me on Instagram and Twitter @girlsgutsgiallo or send me an email at 
August 2, 2019
Foxy Brown (1974)
Cat joins me this week to discuss the blaxploitation classic, "Foxy Brown." I've been dying to feature this movie on the podcast and I'm so thrilled Cat picked it. We talk about some of the history behind blaxploitation it's controversial black women heroines. We also discuss themes of sexuality and maternalism in this iconic movie.  Become a patron of the podcast and receive bonus episodes and writings! Follow me on Instagram and Twitter @girlsgutsgiallo or send me an email at 
July 26, 2019
She-Devil (1989)
Laura Marie Marciano, professor and founder of gemstone readings, joins me for this week's episode on "She-Devil" directed by Susan Seidelman and starring Roseanne Barr and Meryl Streep. This is the first comedy AND the first film directed by a woman to be discussed on this podcast. We talk about fatness, beauty privilege, and Roseanne's legacy. Because of situational factors, this episode was recorded outside so please excuse the sounds of birds chirping and Laura banging her acrylics on a glass table every so often.  Become a Patron of the podcast and receive bonus episodes and writings! Follow me on Instagram and Twitter @girlsgutsgiallo or send me an email at 
July 19, 2019
Showgirls (1995)
Sarah is back to discuss Paul Verhoeven's infamous "Showgirls," a film that has been beloved, maligned, and relegated to cult film status. We talk about our relationship to the film as femmes and former sex workers. Please consider being part of the "Girls, Guts & Giallo" Patreon. You can find me on Instagram and twitter @girlsgutsgiallo or send me an email at Find Sarah on Instagram @jerseytrashfemme! 
July 12, 2019
Bonus Content Teaser: Ma (2019)
This week I've decided to release a teaser preview of the bonus content available exclusively on my Patreon. For $10 a month, you'll receive bonus episodes where I discuss new releases and provide companion readings. Each tier has it's own benefits, starting at only $1 a month. So please consider supporting independent queer creatives and become a patron!  Follow me on Twitter and Instagram @girlsgutsgiallo 
July 5, 2019
The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
It's officially Pride weekend and I'm joined by June (@anarcho_slut) for an in depth examination of "The Rocky Horror Picture Show." We gush about how this film helped us discover our queer freak selves and why we believe it is still an important and relevant piece of art.  Please consider donating to my Patreon. Give me a follow on Instagram and Twitter as @girlsgutsgiallo you can also send me an email at 
June 28, 2019
Cruising (1980)
This week I'm joined by my friend Pacifico Silano to discuss the trashy, leather sex classic "Cruising" directed by William Friedkin and starring Al Pacino. This is a very juicy episode! We dive deep into the controversy surrounding the film and what we can glean from it today.
June 21, 2019
Daughters of Darkness (1971)
Happy Pride! This week I'm talking about lesbian vampire classic, "Daughters of Darkness." I talk about why I love lesbian vampires so much and get turned on by Delphine Seyrig.
June 14, 2019
Blood and Black Lace (1964)
I'm alone in my closet again for this week's episode discussing Mario Bava's iconic giallo film "Blood and Black Lace." I talk about the history of giallo films some of the major themes in this sub-genre.
June 7, 2019
The Doom Generation (1995)
This week I'm joined by writer, actress, comedian, and better bottom than you, The Gay Chingy. We discuss Chingy's favorite director Gregg Araki and his shocking, highly tumblr-ed film "The Doom Generation." Topics include shock value, apocalyptic 90s aesthetics, and the gayness of MMF threesomes.
May 31, 2019
Basic Instinct (1992)
This week I'm joined by former sex worker and lesbian drama expert, Sarah Patterson to discuss one of our favorite films, "Basic Instinct." We talk about secret lesbian worlds, controversial female characters, and using sexuality to subvert the patriarchy.
May 17, 2019
Pretty Baby (1978)
I'm joined by my friend Jory Shareff to discuss Louis Malle's infamously controversial 1978 film, "Pretty Baby" starring a young Brooke Shields as a child sex worker. We explore our own feelings of discomfort with the plot, as well as the various themes of free will, autonomy, and complicity that are explored in the film.
May 10, 2019
Alice, Sweet Alice (1976)
Welcome to the first official episode of Girls, Guts, & Giallo! I discuss the 1976 slasher classic "Alice, Sweet Alice" directed by Alfred Sole and featuring a young Brooke Shields as the film's central victim. Through a recap of some scenes that I consider significant, we look at how the film explores themes of Catholicism, doppelgängers, and womanhood.
May 3, 2019
Welcome to the Girls, Guts, & Giallo podcast, an archive of the feminine image in horror, exploitation, thriller, and erotic films. We'll be discussing Murderesses, Vampires, Seductresses, Succubi, and more. New episodes every Friday. Hosted and created by Annie Rose Malamet.
April 29, 2019