Classic Hollywood Films that are Surprisingly Feminist
If you’re talking early feminist icons and not talking Mae West, you’re doing it wrong. Sure, she was famous as a blonde bombshell – maybe the original platinum superstar – but she was also a playwright and comedian of considerable power, who controlled her own career and her own life like few before or since and even went to jail for her freedom of speech. In this tangled web of a love story, she ends up fighting an entire sexist justice system to be accepted as the woman she is and live her own life. Cary Grant (a man who knew the importance of a great leading lady) played her smitten beau; West’s burlesque star could take him or leave him. But, you know, she was feeling generous that day so she takes him.
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