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Curtsies and Hand Grenades is the home website of film critic Willow Catelyn Maclay.

She is co-author of the upcoming book, “Corpses, Fools and Monsters: An Examination of Transgender Cinema”

She has contributed to the anthology series, “Cleo Reader” and “She Found It at the Movies” as well as being featured in “Laura’s Ghost: Women Speak About Twin Peaks”.

She has written for The Village Voice, Roger, Vulture, Little White Lies, Cleo Journal, Cinema Scope, Oscillioscope, BBC Culture, The Vulgar Cinema, BAM Film, Movie Mezzanine, MUBI Notebook, Flaming Classics, Cherry Picks, Hyperallergic, In Review Online, Vague Visages, The Art of the Title, Seventh Row, The Film Stage, Bechdel Test Fest, Pro Wrestling Feelings, Svllywood mag, Leste Magazine, Popeye Magazine, Nashville City Scene, Fanbyte Media, Fayetville Press and this website Curtsies and Hand Grenades.

She has done freelance work with the American Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and Netflix, appeared on CBC Q Radio, The Film Comment Podcast and The Cinephiliacs. She has introduced films for the BFI, the Metrograph and The Beacon Theater in Seattle and served as a jury member for the Indie Memphis Film Festival in 2020 and worked with the Ann Arbor Film Festival in 2021.

You can follow her @willow_catelyn on twitter

Contact her for hiring at willowcatelynmaclay@gmail