Lucy Talbot Allen

Lucy Talbot Allen writes about film, mostly. They graduated from USC in 2021 with a B.A. in Cinema & Media Studies, and currently attend NYU's Moving Image Archiving and Preservation M.A. program. They don't have a pronoun preference.


"Through Glass" in In The Mood Magazine, March 2024
"Something Wild" in Screen Slate, March 2024
"Love Letter to Toby Bluth" in Variable West, November 2023
"Frustrated: Wake in Fright" in In The Mood Magazine, October 2023
"Why I love the lesbian documentaries of the 1990s" in Little White Lies, September 2023
"Nitrate Kisses" in Screen Slate, June 2023
The Celluloid Sling, edited & published zine & contributed essay "Velvet Goldmine," March 2023
"Times Square" in Screen Slate, January 2023
"Northern California Plays Itself: A Guide to Marin and Sonoma Counties in Horror Cinema" in In The Mood Magazine, October 2022
"Picnic" in Screen Slate, June 2022
"Jim Shaw and The Apple Pan's egg salad sandwich" in Variable West, March 2022
"Drilreviews" in Memeforum, March 2022
"Sex, Lies, and Queerness" in In The Mood Magazine, February 2022
"Shortbus" in Screen Slate, January 2022
"Coming From the House: Watching Black Christmas in a Pandemic" in Are You Still Watching?, December 2021
"They Live By Night" in Screen Slate, November 2021
"Censor Fails to Face Moral Panics Head-on" in Screen Queens, July 2021
"Love Letter to Suzanne Shifflett" in Variable West, July 2021
"10 Essential Queer Crime Films" in The Gay Gaze, June 2021
Selected album and show reviews on the KXSC Radio blog:
- Perfume Genius - Set My Heart on Fire Immediately, May 2020
- Just Fern - Feminology, February 2020
- Sheer Mag - A Distant Call, October 2019
- Orville Peck - Pony, June 2019
- Neko Case at the Orpheum Theatre, December 2018

"Kerista," "Lavender Hill," and "The Oneida Community" illustrations in Polyamory Activity and Coloring Book, Stacked Deck Press, December 2023
"Los Angeles Gothic" in No Cinema Vol. 2, Iss. 1, June 2022
"219: The Furies Collective House" in Miracle Monocle, May 2022
So Death Will End: The Story of Forrest Bess, Outsider Artist and Gender Visionary 1911-1977, Microcosm Publishing, December 2021
"Pyrogenic Memories" in The Offing, June 2021

Portraits of Trans Lives c. 1970 at Maysles Documentary Center, March 22 2024
Taxi Zum Klo at Whammy! Analog, June 23 2023
Double Feature: By Hook or By Crook & The Living End at Whammy! Analog, February 24 2023
The People Under the Stairs at Whammy! Analog, October 7 2022
Curtains at Whammy! Analog, August 26 2022


See my art on instagram @tchotchkebutch
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