Leigh Monson

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Michigan State University College Of Law
Movies, TV, Queer Theory
  • Leigh has been writing professional film criticism for more than six years.
  • Leigh brings a unique and valuable perspective as a non-binary queer person.
  • Leigh has been an avid cinephile their entire life.


Leigh Monson has been a professional film critic and writer for six years, with bylines at What To Watch, Birth.Movies.Death., and Polygon. Attorney by day, cinephile by night, and delicious snack by mid-afternoon, Leigh loves queer cinema and deconstructing genre tropes. If you like insights into recent films and love stupid puns, you can follow Leigh on Twitter, @LeighMonsonPBF.


As a trained attorney, Leigh has valuable experience in crafting an argument and defending their position, which is very applicable to conversations about film and the trajectory of the film industry.
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