WHAT's a zine?
Zines (pronounced zeens) are self-published, non-commercial labors of love. There are no rules; they come in all shapes, sizes, and are about everything under the sun. Most importantly, they give a voice where there may not have been one before.
There are a ton of great resources about zines, their history, and how to make them. We recommend The Bindery's introduction to zines, Eastern Michigan University's guide to making zines, and Rebecca Kunin's extensive historical overview of the craft.
WE GOT ISSUES.
Girls, on Film is a quarterly fanzine about '80s movies. Each issues features eight movies released between 1980 and 1989 related to a particular theme.
All digital issues are free (scroll down to browse) or purchase full-color prints from our Blurb store.
We also recommend purchasing prints through the excellent Avant Pop Books in Las Vegas, South Street Art Mart in Philadelphia, Quimby's Books in Chicago, and People's Books in Takoma Park, MD. Girls, on Film can also be found in the Sherwood Forrest Zine Library (digital issues), the Barnard College zine library in NYC, and the Library of Congress zine library in Washington, DC, and select zine festivals and art book fairs.
Contact email@example.com for info for info about trades, collaborations, and guest submissions.
BEHIND THE ZINES
Stephanie McDevitt, Co-Founder/Editor
Stephanie's one big disappointment in life is that she wasn’t old enough to fully appreciate popular clothing styles in the 1980s, 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.
Janene Scelza, Co-Founder/Editor
Janene has made plenty of the them over the years. She spent a hefty part of her teens combing musty video stores and public libraries for all the '80s movies she could find. There were lists! Janene's got plenty of favorites from the decade, but it’s stylish indie films like Desperately Seeking Susan, Repo Man, and The Terminator that she loves best.
Dr. Rhonda Baughman, Contributing Writer
Rhonda, a teacher and freelance writer, raised adolescent hell in the '80s and the horror films of that era were her BFFs! She loves all of '80s pop culture, but nothing spoke to her quite like Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama, Nightmare Sisters, and Reform School Girls. She got her Video Time Video rental card at 9 years old and never looked back. Or forward, really; she still loves her VHS and sweet, sweet VCR.
Matt Scelza, Contributing Writer
Matt loves to dissect and analyze everything. He is stoked to join his sister, Janene, as a co-writer. He logged a lot of hours at the same video stores and public library film collections with Janene in search of odd and unusual titles. However, he's got too many favorites to name.