The Lady from the Black Lagoon: Hollywood Monsters and the Lost Legacy of Milicent Patrick by Mallory OMeara
The Creature from the Black Lagoon is a horror film that was released in 1954. It features a scaled and gilled monster which was created based on the design sketches of Milicent Patrick, an artist with Universal Studios. To date, the “gill-man” is considered one of the most iconic monsters of 1950s cinema and it continues to influence costume and design in and out of the horror genre. But Milicent Patricks name was quickly disconnected from her contribution after she started to receive public credit. Afterall, she was a woman. Heaven forbid.
Screenwriter, podcast host, film producer and author Mallory OMeara pays well-deserved tribute to her hero while spotlighting the persistent misogynistic culture that caused Milicent Patricks contributions to be dismissed in the first place. From past to present, OMeara explores the Hollywood film industry, the horror genre, and what it feels like to be “the only female in a male-dominated space.” She discusses womens anger, the sexualization of female characters in horror (monsters included), and why its important for women to also have creative control in this field. Women recognizing women. Im all about that. Check it out.
My favorite quote:
“Monster stories are powerful. They explore prejudice, rejection, anger and every imaginable negative aspect of living in society. However, only half of society is reflected in the ranks of the people who create these monsters. Almost every single iconic monster in film is male and was designed by a man: the Wolfman, Frankenstein, Dracula, King Kong. The emotions and problems that all of them represent are also experienced by women, but women are more likely to see themselves as merely the victims of these monsters. Women rarely get to explore on-screen what its like to be a giant pissed-off creature. ... Women dont get to stomp around like Godzilla. Someone will just ask if youre on your period.”
Audiobook narrated by the author, Mallory OMeara.
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The following is a list of characters from the Japanese manga and anime Black Lagoon. In the anime version, but not in the manga, he is also the narrator of the story. He was a year-old Japanese salaryman for Asahi Industries in Tokyo until he was taken hostage by the crew of the Black Lagoon during their raid on the ship he was on. He joined the Lagoon Company after his department chief Kageyama abandoned him Kageyama declared him dead in an attempt to cover up the smuggling operation in which Rock had been an unwitting participant. Rock is a caring and good-natured everyman despite being on the business end of guns from friend and foe alike, and often seems surprised at the dangers of the Southeast Asian crime world. He still wears his tie, dress shirt, and dress pants because although now a pirate, he still retains his business persona. He prefers to use words over weapons when interacting with others.