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The Silence of the Lambs, with Meg Elison

Failure to Adapt
September 2021

The Locus Award Winning, Perfect and Prolific Author & Essayist Meg Elison (Find Layla, Big Girl, The Book of The Unnamed Midwife, etc…) agreed to join Maggie Tokuda-Hall & Red Scott to discuss absolutely any adaptation, as long as it was the Thomas Harris novel The Silence of the Lambs (1988) and the Jonathan Demme film, The Silence of the Lambs (1991).

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Some resources related to the transphobia in film and in The Silence of The Lambs in particular:

The Jo Moses’s essay Should we still be protesting “The Silence of the Lambs?” Jos Truitt’s essay My Auntie Buffalo Bill: The Unavoidable Transmisogyny of Silence of the Lambs ContraPoints’s video J.K. Rowling Laverne Cox’s documentary Disclosure At one point, Meg & Maggie spontaneously burst into Marcia Belsky’s 100 Tampons

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Meg Elison is a San Francisco Bay Area author. Her debut novel, The Book of the Unnamed Midwife won the 2014 Philip K. Dick Award and was a Tiptree longlist mention that same year. It was reissued in 2016 and was on the Best of the Year lists from Publishers Weekly, Kirkus, PBS, and more. Her second novel was also a finalist for the Philip K. Dick Award. Elison was the spring 2019 Clayton B. Ofstad endowed distinguished writer-in-residence at Truman State University, and is a coproducer of the monthly reading series Cliterary Salon.

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