About Us

Since 2001, the online academic journal for Buffy studies, Slayage, has solicited and hosted articles and essays on the show; the site currently contains almost 200 pieces. Aren't you jealous? Wouldn't you like that for Bad Girls?

We would.

As hardcore media watchers, die-hard Bad Girls fans, and inveterate readers, we naturally sought out critical materials about the show after viewing it, in the hopes of further exploring and understanding it. We were astonished (and rather appalled) to find almost nothing existed. We still find this difficult to understand, when so many other acclaimed and beloved television shows seem to generate an endless sea of critical writings. Surely Bad Girls deserves similar attention? This website is an effort to begin to redress that omission.

Submissions

If you've ever considered writing your own essay, however brief, on a topic in Bad Girls that interests you, we'd encourage you to do so. Please send them to us with a brief summary of subject matter.  We began these pieces without any ultimate goal around sharing them with a larger internet audience: they were simply for our own interest. Many have been posted on our favorite Bad Girls forum in modified form. We created the website in hopes they'd spur others on to similar efforts.

Submissions needn't be from academics or especially formal in style or tone. We'd just like to hear your thoughts about the meaning of the show; themes explored in the scripts; character development; technical aspects of Bad Girls; or any topic which you think might give us a better understanding of the show. We can't post everything people send us, but we'll put up as much as we can which contributes to the mission of the site. We may send submissions back with suggestions for revisions and then post the revised version.  We also reserve the right to edit submissions in consultation with the author.

Updates

Sep. 26, 2010: Added another Close-Up: Cross-cutting in S1E7 and updated the links
June 26, 2009: Updated the Art Gallery with many more examples of background art and more accurate identification and in-depth analysis
April 12, 2009:
Updated the Timeline with some additional information about the timing of Helen's resignation in S2E2.
Oct. 21, 2008: Added a Helen & Nikki Relationship Chart
Oct. 12, 2008:
Updated links
Jul. 7, 2008:
Did you know Nikki's reading The Well of Loneliness just before she escapes to be with Helen? Well, neither did we! A huge thanks to JAMBF for her obsessive eye for detail and her general researching relentlessness.
May 17, 2008: Added an essay analyzing the legal issues behind Nikki's original trial and appeal, and an episode analysis for S2E5: "Mistaken Identity"
Mar. 26, 2008: Added another Closeup: Suit-Burning
Mar. 6, 2008:
Added an episode analysis for S2E1: "Tug of Love"
Feb. 3, 2008:
Updated the Art Gallery
Dec. 27, 2007:
Added the first essay in a new series, Closeup: Helen's Coming Out
Dec. 19, 2007: We gave the site a little design facelift. We hope you like it!
Dec. 12, 2007: Added two episode analyses, for S2E2: "Shit Happens" and S3E16: "Coming Out"
Dec. 5, 2007:
Added an episode analysis for S3E11: "Battle Lines"
Nov. 23, 2007:
Added two episode analyses, for S3E13: "Revolving Doors" and S3E14: "Standing Up"
Nov. 18, 2007: Added an episode analysis for S3E12: "Tough Love"
Nov. 12, 2007:
Added an episode analysis for S3E10: "Chapel of Love"
Nov. 11, 2007:
Updated the Links
Oct. 28, 2007:
Added an episode analysis for S3E9: "Common Criminal"
Oct. 22, 2007:
Added an episode analysis for S3E8: "Uninvited Guests"
Oct. 11, 2007:
Added an episode analysis for S3E7: "The Great Escape"
Oct. 3, 2007:
Added an episode analysis for S3E5: "Blood Ties"
Sep. 29, 2007:
Some small updates to the Timeline
Sep. 18, 2007: Added an episode analysis for S3E4: "False Identity"
Sep. 13, 2007: Added an episode analysis for S3E3: "The Chains of Freedom"
Sep. 7, 2007: Added an episode analysis for S3E2: "The Turn of the Screw"
Aug. 18, 2007:
Added an essay Prisons and the Crisis of Imprisonment and Legitimacy
Aug. 11, 2007:
Added a photo tour of HMP Larkhall (aka Oxford Prison)
Jul. 5, 2007:
Added an episode analysis for S2E13: "Oh What A Night!"
Jun. 26, 2007:
Added an episode analysis for S2E12: "Facing Up"
Jun. 21, 2007:
Added an episode analysis for S2E11: "Rough Justice"
Jun. 13, 2007:
Added an episode analysis for S2E10: "Family Plan"
Jun. 7, 2007:
Added Bad Girls Gematria, a fun, quantitative look at the show
Jun. 6, 2007:
Added an episode analysis for S3E6: "Do or Die" and added a few links
Jun. 3, 2007: Added an episode analysis for S2E9 "The Leaving" and an essay on wordplay and parallels in S1E8
May 23, 2007:
Added an episode analysis for S2E8 "Babes Behind Bars"
Apr. 26, 2007:
Added an episode analysis for S2E3 "Visiting Time"
Apr. 4, 2007:
Added an episode analysis for S1E10 "Love Hurts"
Mar. 29, 2007:
Added an episode analysis for S1E9 "Pay Back Time"
Mar. 18, 2007:
Added a new essay, Nikki Wade: Reflections on Heroic Traditions
Mar. 10, 2007:
Added an episode analysis for S1E8 "Falling Apart"
Feb. 25, 2007: Updated the Glossary
Feb. 20, 2007:
Added an episode analysis for S1E7 "Playing With Fire"
Feb. 11, 2007:
Added a new essay, Bad Girls Takes on Law and Order
Feb. 7, 2007:
Added a new essay on Camera Angles and some tidbits to the Art Gallery
Feb. 4, 2007: Expanded the ever-growing Glossary 
Jan. 21, 2007: Yay!  We launched!  Welcome!  Please let us know if you like the site, find any typos, dead links etc.

 

 

 

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