Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Well said

Actress Keira Knightley comments that she doesn't like doing modern films because "the female characters nearly always get raped", and further comments that modern scripts are getting better--because "I'm suddenly being sent scripts with present-day women who aren't raped in the first five pages and aren't simply there to be the loving girlfriend or wife." 

We might infer that the age that gave us Mr. Darcy was better at feminism--real feminism that actually protects women--than the era after the sexual revolution for some odd reason.  The application is left as an exercise for the reader, of course.


Jim Peet said...

I have this sense that the "R" rated movie attendee has an expectation to see nudity. Like "I paid for it and now I want to see [some actress's] t*ts"

The great actresses don't need to take off their tops just like the great female singers (eg Shirley Bassey) sing with all their clothes on ... contrast w Madonna, Lady Gaga, et al.

Enjoy this: the fully clothed Shirley Bassey - Goldfinger

Bike Bubba said...

Probably right, and probably dates back to at least the 1970s.