Fake Geek Girls
Episode 18

Film Noir

Melissa Brinks published on

We’re back, and this time we’re venturing into the dark and gritty world of film noir, the only type of dark and gritty world Missy can stand. We’re looking at the classic roots of film noir in 1944’s Double Indemnity and the evolution of neo-noir in 1982’s Blade Runner, discussing the tropes and characteristics that characterize one of the most parodied film genres.

What Missy’s Been Up To:


  • The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket
  • Sandman by Neil Gaiman
  • Archie #1 by Mark Waid and Fiona Staples
  • Constantine: The Hellblazer by Ming Doyle, James Tynion IV, and Riley Rossmo
  • The Wicked + The Divine by Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie


  • Her Story

What Merri’s Been Up To:


  • Dark Disciple by Christie Golden


  • Steven Universe
  • Orange is the New Black

Some Links You May Find Interesting:

Her Story: A Compelling Murder Mystery Game With a Tragic Flaw by Laura Hudson

James Naremore quoted from “More Than Night: Film Noir in its Contexts”

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