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Be Pretty and Shut Up!
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In 1975 Delphine Seyrig recorded interviews with twenty-four actresses in France and the US, including Maria Schneider, Jane Fonda, and Shirley MacLaine, about their experience across the industry. Through their words, Seyrig reveals the frustrations of working within the patriarchal studio system.

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Combative and essential, Delphine Seyrig’s rarely-seen interviews with a dynamic group of actresses—including Jane Fonda and Maria Schneider—have an immediate, unpolished aesthetic that strips off the glamorous veneer of mainstream cinema, exposing the industry’s rampant sexism and discrimination.