Tag Archives: Film

The Needy Men and Liberated Women of 1970s “Radical” Rom-Coms

February 14th, 2023

Happy Valentines and welcome to a whole new era of romance! Last time, we delved into the ‘60s, examining a shift from the shared male/female points-of-view characteristic of previous rom-coms to a new, male-driven variation. In these, females were often demoted to secondary roles often portrayed as hapless victims or inconsequential playthings. But by the […]

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Pre-Election Day 2022 Viewing Roundup

November 1st, 2022

Halloween is supposed to be the scariest day of the year, but for many of us it’s Election Day, and next Tuesday will be no exception. So much is hanging in the balance. We do hope anybody and everybody reading this has already or plans to vote. In that spirit, here are a few viewing […]

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The Divinely Decadent Sally Bowles

September 27th, 2022

There’s a scene in the film CABARET where Sally Bowles visits the home of Natalia, a wealthy girlfriend seeking relationship advice. Natalia is distraught, confused, and desperately needs the expertise of her worldly and sexually adventurous friend. Natalia is dating a young man and feels shame over her desire for him and their sexual encounter: […]

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