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Girls, on Film is a quarterly fanzine about '80s movies. Digital issues are free. Print copies available for purchase.


Girls, on Film #20 - The Girls in Film Issue

We celebrate five years and twenty issues of Girls, on Film with essays about eight of our favorite "girls" in film: Joan Cusack, Annabeth Gish, Sally Field, Jami Gertz, Edie McClurg, Molly Ringwald, Winona Ryder, and Susan Seidelman.


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.

Girls, on Film is a fanzine about '80s movies. Each issues features eight movies released between 1980 and 1989 related to a particular theme. We cover all kinds of movies and all kinds of themes.


Girls, on Film is published quarterly. Digital issues are free. Full-color print copies are available online, at select bookstores, and at zine festivals. Contact for inquiries about buying prints, trades, collaborations, and guest submissions.



Click an issue below to view the digital issue. Print copies available for purchase at Avant Pop Books in Las Vegas, South Street Art Mart in Philadelphia, and Quimby's Books in Chicago, or contact



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.

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.


Girls, on Film welcomes guest writers! Send a resume and writing samples to

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.

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.



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