the zine that is hopelessly devoted to 80's movies

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Girls, on Film is a quarterly fanzine about 80’s movies. For each issue, we select a theme and discuss a handful of 80’s movies related to that theme. We cover all kinds of topics, and all kinds of films.

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Cindy Mancini Wears White After Labor Day



Stephanie’s one big disappointment in life is that she wasn’t old enough to fully appreciate popular clothing styles in the 80s, as she was mostly attired in paisley sweatsuits. A full-time editor and occasional freelancer, Stephanie looks nostalgically back on 80s films such as Ernest Goes to Camp, Adventures in Babysitting, and Can’t Buy Me Love and wishes she could pull off the hairdos of Cindy Mancini and her friends.

Desperately Eating Susan



Janene has created a buttload of zines over the years and introduced Stephanie¬† to the craft. Janene spent much of her teen years combing musty local video stores for all the 80s movies her hometown had to offer. There were lists… She’s got plenty of favorites from the decade, but its stylish indie films like Desperately Seeking Susan, Repo Man, and Terminator that she loves best.

Wendy O's Gonna Need You to Repeat That



Rhonda, a teacher and freelance writer, raised adolescent hell in the 80’s and the horror films of that era were her BFFs! She loves all of 80’s pop culture, but nothing spoke to her quite like Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama, Nightmare Sisters, and Reform School Girls. She had her own pink laminated Video Time Video rental card at 9 years old and she never looked back. Or forward, really; she still loves her VHS and sweet, sweet VCR. And let it be known, the scrunchie never died for Rhonda: she STILL wears one proudly!

gIRLS, on "tour"

Girls, on Film will return in 2021 with radical new issues and new projects. Thank you very much to all the wonderful organizers, creatives, and supporters who helped make this year’s Quaranzinefest, Chicago Zine Fest, DC Zirtual Zummer Zine Zelebration, KC Zine Con, Northern Beaches Zine Festival, Twin Cities Zine Fest, CanZine, and Philly Zine Fest a huge success!

In the meantime, follow us on social media for occasional nonsense.

– Steph, Janene, & Rhonda.

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