Gender and agency review in Ridley Scott’s Alien

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Psychoanalysis is a weekly series on the Consequence Podcast Network that uses the lens of horror and entertainment films to take an in-depth look at various mental health topics.

Today, Jenn, Mike and Lara are joined in the air duct by special guest Ana Marie Cox for a heartwarming horror episode on Ridley Scott’s sci-fi horror classic Alien.

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They will discuss the many truths the film reveals about genre, agency and humanity; Scott’s bold story choices; and HR Giger’s obsession with phallic symbols. Ana discusses the film’s exploration of organized work and the experiences of women in the workplace. Lara likes the humid atmosphere and the practical effects. Jenn links the themes of the film to colonization and reproductive rights. Mike shares his franchise ranking and they would all come back to save Jonesy.

So hop aboard the Podstromo and remember, in space no one can hear you screaming.

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