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


issue #16 get it now.


Girls, on Film #16 is now available! In this issue we discuss these musical 80s films:


  • The Great Rock and Roll Swindle (1980)

  • Popeye (1980)

  • Annie (1982)

  • Forbidden Zone (1982)

  • The Muppets Take Manhattan (1984)

  • Back to the Beach (1987)

  • School Daze (1988)

  • The Little Mermaid (1989)


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 checking out The Bindery's attempt to define zines, Eastern Michigan University's zine making guide, 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 (see below). Contact info@girlsonfilmzine.com to purchase prints, or for info about trades, collaborations, and guest writing for the zine.


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June 23 - 25 @ 2022 ALA Conference (Washington, DC)

Attention library stans: Girls, on Film will be exhibiting the weekend of June 23rd at one of our absolute favorite events. Look for the Zine Pavilion in the Exhibitor Hall at the 2022 Annual Libraries Association Conference in Washington, DC. Prints of all 16 issues will be available for purchase.



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 info@girlsonfilmzine.com.

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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