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Frock Flicks is like my vanity press where I get to write whatever the fuck I want, and I generally love the shit out of doing it. Otherwise, I wouldn’t still be doing it, publishing five times a week after five years straight! But sometimes … sometimes we get comments that really irritate me. Last Snark Week, I categorized a few of them, but I missed some gems that deserve a follow-up. To wit…
People Who Don’t Like Swearing
When I see a comment like “you should realize just HOW distracting all your cursing is in this article,” I know that Frock Flicks is CLEARLY not for that person. Please head over to the New York Times or somewhere tidy and safe like Disney.com! That’s not who we are. Bitchy is our brand for a reason.
How Dare You Have a Patreon, Part 2, Electric Bugaloo!
Yes, I run this site out of the goodness of my little black heart, so 98% of the content is FREE!!!!!!!!! Just search around, I’m not going to add up how many hundreds of articles are available to each and every one of you to read and discuss and comment on.
Because when someone says “It seems like everything is behind a patreon firewall after a teaser post that gets me to click over to the site,” they are dead fucking wrong! We post a Patreon article once a month, at most. I actually feel bad that our Patreon subscribers don’t get MORE content for their money!!!
Patreon subscribers are the best!!! Patreon subscribers keep me, Kendra, and Sarah from having to spend a shitton of money in addition to the shitton of time we already spend on this ridiculous hobby of Frock Flicks. We owe Patreon subscribers two or three articles a month, but it’s fucktards that whine about it, plus my own guilt about wanting to give Patreon subscribers only really really high-quality articles that stops me.
At some point, maybe I will just put random articles behind the Patreon paywall, so those fuckers will have something legit to bitch about.
The Super Random Off-Topic Comments
Say we have a post about a particular movie. Lots of comments come in about that movie — the costumes, the actors, the historical period. Cool. Then someone comments, “hey, what do you think about the costumes in this totally unrelated TV show?”
I get it, you want to talk about your thing. But try talking about it in the right venue. First, search the site and see if we have an article about your thing. Then post there.
Better yet, wait till the first Friday of the month. That’s when we have the Free-for-All open thread on the blog. Everyone is free to talk about whatever you want that’s tangentially related to history, costume, movies, or TV shows.
Related: Emails With No Context!
If you’re going to email us, please, for the love of natural fibers, please tell us what you’re talking about! We’ve actually received more than one email where the entire content was like this:
“What kind of clothing are these women wearing? What fabric is that and where can I buy such dresses. It’s very beautiful, you talk about the costume designer but fail to talk about the whole clothing.”
No picture included, no URL, no movie/TV name mentioned. Not only do we not enjoy doing your homework, we can’t read your mind to do it!
Where Can I Watch That Frock Flick?
Perhaps the most frequently asked question in comments and on social media is “where can I watch that movie or TV show?” Folks, we DO have this in our FAQ! In the top nav of the blog, click “About” then “Frock Flicks FAQ,” and it’s the third question. Let me recap:
There are online tools you can use to see if a movie/TV show is available for streaming. You can buy a DVD/Blu-ray, even VHS, and libraries also have them. You can watch movies in theaters or on live TV, cable TV, on-demand, or YouTube.
What we can’t do is identify exactly where a specific frock flick is available for you because we don’t know where you live and what services you have available! For example, I can watch something on Netflix one month and post the review the following month. But maybe the show isn’t available on Netflix where you reside in Australia for two more months or at all. Or you don’t have Netflix! How can I know any of this? You gotta figure these things out for yourself, folks.
What burning question do you have that will annoy me next?