About

A little about me:

My name is Lauren and I’m a trans woman, feminist, and cinephile in that order.  After a lifetime in the Midwest, I finally made it to a coast in Seattle, but my heart belongs in LA even if I haven’t made it there yet.  My day job as of yet does not involve my passion for film as a degree in mathematics pushed me elsewhere, but a girl can dream.

Mulligan, Lauren

About my love of film:

My love for good film didn’t start until later as it was never a large part of my life growing up.  However, in high school I became enamored with horror films, and after making my way through a lot of awful schlock stumbled upon Stanley Kubrick’s 1980 rendition of The Shining which is one of my favorites to this day.  Awoken to the idea of quality in film making, I consumed as many classics as I could, starting with English first then proceeding to Foreign.  College lead me to St. Louis where I, for the first time, had access to independent theaters and found that the artistic quality in these smaller films.  Supplemented by the Criterion Collection, these films became a staple in my life, and helped with my transplant across the country to Seattle.  In the past few years, I managed to stumble into the ever growing feminist movement in film, and it’s resonated with my soul.

About my goals for the blog:

As I mentioned in the about me section, even more than a cinephile, I identify as a trans woman and a feminist, and as such the way I view films will be through that lens.  Since that’s how I view them, that’s how I’ll talk about them.  This doesn’t mean that I’ll immediately dismiss any film that fails the Bechdel Test, but I may be less forgiving to your favorite action film that uses women as sexual objects and nothing else.  In terms of what, my goal is to capture a variety of films for discussion, both classic and new, with an emphasis on women directed and driven films when possible.

How to contact me:

If you think this blog has too much to do with film, and not enough feminist and trans rantings, you can follow me on my personal blog AnxiouslyComingOut.com.  Otherwise feel free to email me at anxiouslycomingout@gmail.com or follow me on twitter @LaurensMulligan where my thought on film and feminist theory will be occasionally interrupted with selfies and talk about my other hobby (Magic: the Gathering).