Tori Potenza

Tori Potenza is a queer critic and academic based in Philadelphia. Tori is a writer with bylines in MovieJawn and Hear Us Scream. Much of their work focuses on sex and gender themes in films, with a particular focus on the horror genre.

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‘Wicked’ Slyly Confronts the ’90s Erotic Thriller

September 15th, 2023 • Tori Potenza

Tori Potezna explains how Michael Steinberg’s ‘Wicked’ confronts the problematic fantasies of ’90s erotic thrillers.

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‘Lisa’ Is a Bizarre Intersection of ’80s Thrillers and ’90s Kids Movies

February 15th, 2023 • Tori Potenza

Tori Potenza explains how Gary Sherman’s ‘Lisa’ bridges the 1980s and 1990s with its blend of horror, eroticism, and adolescence.