Episode 108: ‘Safe’ with ‘Knives and Skin’ Director Jennifer Reeder

Episode 108

28th November 2019

Host April Wolfe is joined by ‘Knives and Skin’ director Jennifer Reeder to discuss Todd Haynes’ ‘Safe’

Episode notes

A film still from 'Safe' (1995). Julianne Moore stares at herself in the mirror


April is joined by the magnificent filmmaker and artist Jennifer Reeder to discuss Todd Haynes’ 1995 classic, Safe. Jennifer discusses the making of her new film Knives and Skin and the necessity of shooting it at home in Chicago. She articulates the toxic way that motherhood is portrayed in films and how she tries to correct that in her own movie. Plus, she and April gush over the masterful filmmaking executed in Safe.

Knives and Skin is in theaters and streaming on December 6.

And if you haven’t seen Safe…get on it!

With April Wolfe and Jennifer Reeder.

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Produced by Casey O’Brien and Laura Swisher for MaximumFun.org.

In this episode...


  • Jennifer Reeder

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Switchblade Sisters is a podcast providing deep cuts on genre flicks from a female perspective. Every week, screenwriter and former film critic April Wolfe sits down with a phenomenal female film-maker to slice-and-dice a classic genre movie – horror, exploitation, sci-fi and many others! Along the way, they cover craft, the state of the industry, how films get made, and more. Mothers, lock up your sons, the Switchblade Sisters are coming!

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