Elvira's drag origins and empowering message [Strong Female Characters #26]

Dec 18, 2018, 6:14 AM EST (Updated)

Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, the first feature film starring the woman who rose to fame for her macabre introductions of B-movie horror on late-night television, is celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2018, and on this week's Strong Female Characters we got the opportunity to ask her all about the film, the character, and the impact she's made on women for the last three decades.

In addition to speaking directly to Elvira herself, Cassandra Peterson, Cher and Preeti also take some time to celebrate Halloween the only way they know how, by talking about some of their favorite spooky female characters, and recapping some of the pop culture events of the last week.

Grab your favorite ghosts and ghouls and settle in for the latest episode of Strong Female Characters.

From rebellion leaders to scream queens and everything in between, women have shaped sci-fi and fantasy since its inception. Each week Fangrrls founder & managing editor Cher Martinetti and contributing editor and author Preeti Chhibber celebrate the countless badass women in geek culture through funny, witty, and unfiltered deep dives into the nerdverse.

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