We’ve mentioned this before, but it bears repeating, especially in light of current events in America, where we are headquartered (and over half of our readership comes from). Frock Flicks is created by three proud feminists, and we have a vested interest in writing about and promoting women’s stories and women’s history and women’s rights.
While the mission of our website and social media is to look at how historical costume is used movies and TV, the lens through which we do this is feminist. It’s sometimes queer and multiracial as well. We’ve mentioned many times that we prefer historical costume productions that have strong female characters, and going back to our very first podcasts in 2007, we have discussed women’s agency and place in the world and how movies, with their costumes, reflect this.
Not only are women’s issues relevant to us, but they’re relevant to our audience, which is over 80% female and at least 56% is between the ages of 18 to 44 (meaning reproductive years), so topics of bodily choice and consent are on our minds. We write about what we know, and Frock Flicks is our hobby, our passion, so we will always support pro-choice themes and call out misogyny in the historical costume productions we review, right there along with bitching about poly baroque satin and face-eating wigs. It’s a part of the package you get with us.
Nothing is changing, nothing has changed. This is simply a reminder that we feel is important at this time. We’ll continue to write about the historical costume movies and TV shows that interest us and that we think might interest you — a mix of the new shows and classic productions, things we love and those we love to snark. We appreciate your feedback, here and on social media, and hope you will continue to support and engage with our mission to critique film costumes and look at women’s stories with an eye towards historical accuracy.