Lesley Finn’s work most recently appears in Longreads, Storm Cellar, and Heron Tree. Her stories and essays have been nominated for the Best Small Fictions anthology and the Pushcart Prize, and in 2022 she was awarded an Eccles Centre Visiting Fellowship at the British Library in London for her research-based visual art. Before earning her MFA from the University of British Columbia School of Creative Writing in Vancouver, Canada, she studied medieval manuscripts and early printed books at Cambridge and Columbia universities, taught English and gender studies, and worked in publishing. She currently is Benjamin Franklin College’s Residential Writing Tutor at Yale University.
Hinting at women’s complicity in a film plotted around men’s violent treatment of women is, well, ballsy. That Cregger’s script doesn’t delve into the larger cultural conditioning and structures that[…]