The Frida Cinema

Orange County's Year-Round Film Festival

The WRONG KIND of Woman + BITE ME: Meet Naomi McDougall Jones!

On Tuesday, March 10th, join us as we partner with our friends and neighbors at LibroMobile for a book reading, Q&A, and film screening!

At 6pm, swing by LibroMobile at 220 E. 4th St. #107 – right across the street from The Frida, adjacent to the Yost Theatre parking lot – where Naomi McDougall Jones, award-winning director, writer, and activist, will discuss her new book THE WRONG KIND OF WOMEN: Inside Our Revolution To Dismantle the Gods of Hollywood!  Admission to this book reading and Q&A is FREE!  Learn more about Downtown Santa Ana’s award-winning indie bookstore at!

Then at 7:30pm, join us at The Frida for a screening of Bite Me, a subversive and wholly original romantic comedy about the real-life subculture of people who believe that they’re vampires — and the IRS agent who audits them.  Tickets to Bite Me are at our standard $10.50 General Admission, and $8.50 for card-carrying Students, Military, Senior Citizens, and Children.

About THE WRONG KIND OF WOMEN: Inside Our Revolution To Dismantle the Gods of Hollywood

Since her TEDx talk in 2017, Naomi McDougall’s message about women in film has spread to millions of story lovers, igniting a revolution that will change the way we all see the world.  In her new book, which has been reviewed and praised by The Atlantic, Salon, Kirkus Reviews, Publishers Weekly, Booklist, and more, she writes, “I want to address the impact the absence of women in cinematic storytelling is having on our individual and collective psyches, because the stories we consume—in greater volume than ever now—are told almost exclusively from the monolith of the white, male perspective.” The book grew from her conversations with dozens of women and nonbinary filmmakers about their stories, their struggles, and how they persevered in the making of their art.