Anne Billson can be contacted on Twitter, where her username is @AnneBillson, or on Facebook, where she’s the Anne Billson with the Cyrillic letters. (Note to Russian speakers – she doesn’t really live in Petropavlovskkamchatskiy. This is just a ploy to throw potential stalkers off the scent. Unless, of course, you’re a potential stalker, in which case she totally does live there.)

Or you could leave your message here. Please note that if you write things she considers unkind or unnecessary, she will remove the message, and you will not only be blocked, but also cursed with the Curse of Billson for the rest of your life, which after the Curse of Billson will be a very unpleasant one. And you don’t want that.

98 thoughts on “Contact

  1. Hi Anne, we would like to have you as a guest for the 10th edition of the Lumiere Film Festival in Lyon, which will be awarding the top prize to Jane Fonda this year, with special guests including Javier Bardem and Golden Lion winner Alfonso Cuaron. I look forward to hearing back from you. All the best, Lise @ the festival press office.

  2. I just read your 1985 interview with George Miller. I did not realize that in 1985 he was talking about a female hero in a Mad Max setting, but he makes a good point about Aunty Entity as a female hero turned tyrant. I still have not seen Fury Road, but I recall most reading an article or ‘review’ of the movie online that complained that the woman was the hero of the movie and not Mad Max and that it was backdoor Hollywood feminism. That’s a polite summary of the review whose tone wasn’t polite at all. We had a laugh about it at work. I have, of course, seen all three of the original Mad Max movies several times. The post-apoc movie that I found most pleasantly surprising in recent years was The Book of Eli which I thought was very well done, restrained, and just added enough of something new to the formulaic genre (with an ode to the Spaghetti Westerns). Thanks for the article.

    • Thanks for your comments. I did quite like the Book of Eli, though thought the villains could have been better written. Must watch Fury Road again – it’s great fun, and no one directs multi-vehicle car chases quite like Miller.

      • Seems to have been in the air, as Raymond Birn might say, Tom Baker publicly suggested a female Dr. Who around 1980 when he departed the show. They finally got there in 2018. There have been many gender shifts since 2000; Starbuck became a female as did Cain in the re-imagined Battlestar Galactica in 2003. Star Trek finally had female starship captain in 1995. Enculturation of modernity.

  3. Hello – thanks for your column on muses — much needed. Absolutely a creepy term meant to erase the personhood and creative existence of the woman and assign all credit for her work to the man. As I think about it, the only way a woman could avoid that was to be an on-screen bitch, and then it was all about how she had to be managed, that wildcat! Again, not actually a person, but the director’s property. Feh.

  4. Hello Anne,
    I want to ask you if it is possible to publish a small article with a link to my website at I think the article would be interesting.
    My website provides translation services for subtitles from one language to another, the translation is done automatically via google translator with the ability to edit that subtitle after it is translated to get a clean translation of subtitles from one language to another . We have three types of subtitle translators on the website and one can even translate up to 20 subtitles at once. Please take a look at my website and if you decide to publish an article with my website I would be very grateful.

    Best regards,

    • Hello Slaven, I am not sure I understand. Are you asking me to write an article for you, or do you want to reproduce an article I have already written?

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