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On alternating weeks, Amy will review individual films through a feminist lens.

As discussed in my previous post, THE STEPFORD WIVES is a significant film in cinema history, focusing on the conflict and struggles American women faced specifically due to their sex. But the film could have benefited in depicting the wives of Stepford in a more sympathetic light, thus allowing the viewer to see them as […]

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It seems appropriate, given the surreal state of current political events, to examine the classic horror film and novel THE STEPFORD WIVES. When the film was released in 1975, the Feminist movement was gaining momentum and the United States was in the throes of what we now refer to as “the cultural wars.” Roe v. […]

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There’s an early scene in the musician biopic RESPECT where the mother of a young Aretha Franklin, sensing her daughter’s difficult path ahead, warns that she must “never fear any man” and that “your daddy doesn’t own your voice.” Sadly, for much of her life, Aretha Franklin would be justified in having a great deal […]

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