Episode 12: "The Gift" That Keeps on Giving
Dawn and Jen are very disappointed in The Gift. Why? It's a prime example of their least favorite trope on parade: sexual assault as a plot device. Join the Women In Caskets as they give you a little cinematic cinematic history by looking at some of the biggest rape-centric films they've ever seen, and try to figure out why cinema just can't seem to move on from it.
Spoilers for The Gift (now in theaters) and trigger warnings for discussion of sexual assault and it's place in film. Short version: It shouldn't be.
NOTE: We incorrectly cited the lead actresses name, Rebecca Hall. We know, and we're sorry. We'll do better next time.
Thanks always to The Shape for the intro/outro music.