17 episodes

Welcome to Bodice Rippers, a podcast in which we lightheartedly dissect the bad (and often horribly hilarious) themes and tropes found within your average romance novel.
Join us on this literary adventure as we unpack the romance genre’s problematic baggage and dissect it under an intersectional, feminist lens.

Bodice Rippers Danielle & Kim

    • Books
    • 5.0 • 3 Ratings

Welcome to Bodice Rippers, a podcast in which we lightheartedly dissect the bad (and often horribly hilarious) themes and tropes found within your average romance novel.
Join us on this literary adventure as we unpack the romance genre’s problematic baggage and dissect it under an intersectional, feminist lens.

    Bodice Rippers Episode 17

    Bodice Rippers Episode 17

    MORE WINTER FESTIVAL FESTIVITIES as we endure the BRAND NEW Happiest Season - available on Hulu. We are looking at each episode through an intersectional, feminist lens and will be evaluating them to see if they pass the Bechdel test, have heteronormative roles, have diversity in representation, feature an orphan, characterize villains a certain way and contain some of the most commonly seen tropes. 

    • 1 hr 43 min
    Bodice Rippers Episode 16

    Bodice Rippers Episode 16

    MORE WINTER FESTIVAL FESTIVITIES as we endure the semi-recent holiday hit - Love, Actually. We are looking at each episode through an intersectional, feminist lens and will be evaluating them to see if they pass the Bechdel test, have heteronormative roles, have diversity in representation, feature an orphan, characterize villains a certain way and contain some of the most commonly seen tropes.

    • 1 hr 32 min
    Bodice Rippers Episode 15

    Bodice Rippers Episode 15

    The holiday spirit continues as we journey on with our Christmas movie review episodes! This week we review Miracle on 34th Street, filmed in 1994. We are looking at each episode through an intersectional, feminist lens and will be evaluating them to see if they pass the Bechdel test, have heteronormative roles, have diversity in representation, feature an orphan, characterize villains a certain way and contain some of the most commonly seen tropes. 

    • 1 hr 24 min
    Bodice Rippers: Episode 14

    Bodice Rippers: Episode 14

    We are jumping into the spirit of the holidays with a few Christmas movie review episodes! Starting out with "The Christmas Prince" - available on Netflix. We are looking at each episode through an intersectional, feminist lens and will be evaluating them to see if they pass the Bechdel test, have heteronormative roles, have diversity in representation, feature an orphan, characterize villains a certain way and contain some of the most commonly seen tropes.

    • 1 hr 22 min
    Bodice Rippers: Episode 13

    Bodice Rippers: Episode 13

    The final chapter!
    https://www.patreon.com/bodiceripperspodcast
    Our first holiday movie to rate and review: A Christmas Prince https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7608418/

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Bodice Rippers: Episode 12

    Bodice Rippers: Episode 12

    This episode is recorded with Danielle and Kim together at the Canadian/U.S. Border.
    Links about the Bechdel Test & women vs. women in Hollywood
    https://feministfrequency.com/video/the-bechdel-test-for-women-in-movies/
    https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/women/constance-wu-jennifer-lopez-hustlers-women-patriarchy-female-characters-a9098886.html
    Patreon Link: https://www.patreon.com/bodiceripperspodcast

    • 1 hr 12 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
3 Ratings

3 Ratings

Cockoftehwalk ,

Finally, a podcast about the trashy romances I love!

Look, we all have our guilty pleasures, and for me, it’s romance novels, movies, and media. I know many of them are problematic; with outdated views on sex, race, class, and gender roles but the ritual of reading/watching them and sharing with friends is hard to give up.

In comes Bodice Rippers. Danielle and Kim are funny, smart, and seem to genuinely enjoy talking about romance fiction. It feels like I’m just hanging out with friends chatting about the stuff we find interesting. As a proud feminist myself I love the perspective and insight they bring, highlighting the shortcomings of romance media. They're funny and educational without it feeling preachy. That's hard to find in a podcast! Check 'em out.

There's My Chippy ,

Love this podcast!

Danielle and Kim are two of the most likable people you’ll ever listen to and their hilarious takes on these kind of romance novels are the perfect antidote to 2020. Plus, it’s fun to read along with them and share in the same frustrations they experience. Thank you for making enduring quarantine just a little bit easier!

Top Podcasts In Books