the zine that is hopelessly devoted to 80's movies

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Girls, on Film is a quarterly fanzine that is hopelessly devoted to 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 themes and all kinds of movies.

You can read all of our zines online for free. Due to health concerns we are not currently shipping print issues.

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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 Eatnig 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 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, Blood Simple, and Terminator that she loves best.

gIRLS, on "tour"

Twin Cities Zine Fest

October 19 – 25, 2020

The Twin Cities Zine Fest has been going strong and support self-publishing since 2004. We are excited to be part of this year’s event! TCF2020 will be hosted online from Monday, October 19 – Saturday October 25. Check out the excellent zinesters and other small publishers participating in this year’s event, as well as virtual events happening throughout the week, including an interview with the girls of Girls, on Film! Visit the TCZF 2020 website for more information.

Twin Cities Zine Fest 2020 Logo


October 24-26, 2020

We’re on the vendor list for this year’s Canzine, hosted by Broken Pencil Magazine.

Canzine, the festival of zines and underground print, is going virtual this year! In an RPG-style platform, thousands of visitors can explore the 16 lands of Canzine World, in which visitors can unlock dope content. In each land, you’ll find vendors selling their wares just like they would in a regular. There will also be hosting a Zine Awards celebration, live panel, and other events, visitors can unlock special content October 24-26, 2020.

Canzine 2020 Vendor

Philly Zine Fest

November 7, 2020

We had a blast at the Philly Zine Fest last winter! The city’s oldest and largest small press festival returns this year as a virtual festival on November 7, 2020 and we’re excited to be joining them!

This event is similar to the Chicago Zine Festival and Quaranzine Fests that took place earlier this year. Those tabling at the event will be using the #PZF2020 hashtag on social media. Come find us, say hello, and give a shout out to your favorites!

The Philly Zine Fest will also host panels and workshops. Check out their website for more info.

Philly Zine Fest logo

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