Episode 1: Midsommar with Writer Emily St. James

Episode 1

11th November 2021

Writer and podcaster Emily St. James (Vox, The A.V. Club, Arden Podcast) is on to discuss why she felt seen by the character of Dani in Ari Aster’s ‘Midsommar.’

Episode notes


It is the inaugural episode of the Feeling Seen podcast, and we’re starting things off with a BANG. We have writer and podcaster Emily St. James (Vox, The A.V. Club, Arden Podcast) on to talk about seeing herself in the character of Dani from Ari Aster’s ‘Midsommar.’ She discusses how Florence Pugh’s character finds community within a circle of women, and how that touched Emily as she was on her journey of coming out as trans. Plus, Emily writes a little fan fiction about Dani’s character after the events of ‘Midsommar.’ And in the final segment ‘One Quick Thing Before I Go,’ Jordan discusses what does and does not qualify as “Girl-Boss Action Cinema.”

Check out Emily’s work over at Vox

And if you haven’t seen Midsommar – get to it!

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  • Emily St. James

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On Feeling Seen, writer and general enthusiast Jordan Crucchiola invites filmmakers, writers, comedians, and artists to discuss the movie characters that made them “feel seen.” It’s about that instant when a person connects to a piece of art so deeply that they see themselves reflected in it. Every week Jordan gabs it up with a guest about those magical moments when they were watching a film and realized, “That’s me!” It’s an informative, funny, and comforting show about our intimate relationship with movies, the impact they have on our lives, and how they influence our art.

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