Introducing Read, Watch, Vent! - The Loresworn Order

Aug
03

Introducing Read, Watch, Vent!

We are revamping our movie reviews section, and this new format lets you guys participate!

The ladies of the Lorehouse – along with special guests (and the guys when they feel like it) – cordially invite you to our weekly movie/book club: Read, Watch, Vent! Each month we will pick a new series or theme for discussion. Our main focus will be books that have been turned into movies or TV shows and that have strong themes about women and women’s issues. Pretty broad, we know, but that’s how we plan to facilitate the most excellent discussion and nerd-out moments possible.

Join us Sunday afternoons for epic recaps, thrilling discussions, and the occasional mimosa.

Our rough schedule through the fall is below incase you want to read or watch ahead. Don’t feel obligated to read/watch everything. Pick what you like and feel free to send us suggestions about your favorite titles so that we can possibly include them.

August: Happy Birthday Harry!

This month we picked an easy one to get things rolling. We will be experimenting a little with formatting while we discuss everyone’s favorite Wizarding world and its creator – the most successful female writer of our generation!

Books: Any of the Harry Potter Books by J.K. Rowling

Movies: Any of the Harry Potter Movies

September: Game of Thrones/Queens

The short season will be drawing to a close and there WILL be spoilers, so be sure you’re up on the season before joining in. GoT book fans are welcome as well. We’ll be talking about the portrayal of Queens/powerful women and the pros and cons of book to TV adaptations.

Books: A Song of Ice and Fire series by George R.R. Martin

TV: HBO’s Game of Thrones

Optional Watching: The Queen (2006), The Crown (Netflix)

October: Halloween/Women in Horror

We will dive into all things scary. Women occupy an interesting position in horror – serving as both the victim and the key to defeating the evil.

Books: It by Stephen King, Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

Movies: It (2017), Psycho (1960), Hocus Pocus (1993)

TV: Bates Motel, Scream Queens

November: Otherworlds and Childlike Wonder

We’ll lighten the mood from scary to wonderful. This month will be all about kids’ stories and imagination.

Books: Peter Pan by J.M. Berry, A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket

TV: A Series of Unfortunate Events (Netflix)

Movie: Alice in Wonderland (2010)

December: Rom-Coms

Prepare for an epic debate about whether this is a genre that represents women well or not.

Book: The Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger

TV: The Mindy Project

Movie: BridesMaids, Love Actually

About Chloe Elizabeth

Chloe is The Order’s drama queen. Since todlerhood she’s been organizing others into various story-telling ventures from theater to film. In college she founded a small non-profit that used film production as a youth development platform. Post college, and in between productions, Chloe advocates for arts education programs. She is currently loving life as an administrative assistant at Pop Culture Classroom, a private tutor, a moonlighting screenwriter and a some-time actor.

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