Erin Drake is originally from Greenwood, Indiana. In 2017, she graduated from Ball State University with two BA degrees in English and Telecommunications. Her love for film and film analysis first emerged during her junior year of high school. Around the same time, she started posting her film reviews on a personal blog. As a first year MA student in the Film Studies program at OU, her primary interests include 1970s cinema, responses to the sexual revolution on film, and representation of LGBTQ+ identities.