Site Name: StinkyLulu
What is the main focus of your site (reviews, editorials, news, lists, etc.)?
Detailed commentary on movies that catch my eye, mostly historical, with a thematic emphasis on what I call “actressing at the edges,” or actresses in supporting or featured roles. I do a regular feature called “Supporting Actress Sunday” in which I profile a particular performance nominated for the Best Supporting Actress Oscar.
What are your blogging goals, personally and/or professionally? In other words, what, if anything, are you trying to get out your blog?
I approach my blog as an experiment/strategy in cultivating my discipline as a writer, in which I immediately benefit from the generally kind interest and attention of a small but diverse readership. I am a historian by inclination and by training, so I find that I am invested in creating “archives” of my particular interests, but the project is essentially a platform to keep me honest as a writer.
Do you prefer an interactive ‘community’ for your blog or are you the teacher and your readers are the students?
A lot of both. I thrill at the interaction and find the collaborative effort of my monthly “Supporting Actress Smackdown” to be sustaining. I love having my readers vote to determine my screening schedule. At the same time, my long-term projects are motivated by personal investments which, while shaped and informed by my readers, are not dependent upon them.
How long have you been movie blogging for, and how frequent do you post updates to your site?
I’ve kept this blog for nearly four years and I average 4 or 5 posts per week.
Name up to three of your favorite movies (and no more).
Carrie (1976). West Side Story (1961). Female Trouble (1975).
How did you hear about the LAMB?
Links from blog friends who are currently part of the LAMB network.
Any additional comments, or give yourself an interview question that’s not listed above.