On this episode of The Beauty of Horror, Chandler chats with English Literature scholar, essayist, and aesthetician, Dr. Chelsea Davis about the bewildering, colorful world of The Love Witch (2016). CW: discussions on rape, abuse, gender essentialism, and transphobia

In this episode we touch upon “poisonous colors”, witchcraft, obsession, abuse, love, gender essentialism, and, of course, aesthetics!

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Music by Karl Casey (White Bat Audio)

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DISCLAIMER: Both Dr. Davis and myself are aware of the controversial and hurtful views that have been expressed by the filmmaker behind the film discussed in this episode.

This episode is not an indication of us sharing or supporting such views. On the contrary, it is an attempt to view the work of art through a specific lens, as well as a critique of the views of the filmmaker. My hope is to encourage viewers to be able to unpack various aspects of a film, even if it is one that warrants necessary critique. We DO express this critique later in our discussion, albeit this was not the focus of the discussion.

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