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xuxuxush's rating of the film Dance, Girl, Dance

Delightful story of working women in patriarchy. Given the era's restrictive norms (Arzner was the only woman director in 30s Hlywd) the ending predictably reinforces conservative gender roles. Yet moments pierce through the patriarchal veneer: the peculiarly menacing wind on stage, the odd bipolarism of Judy's love interest, Judy confronting her male audience, the refusal to demonize Bubbles for her opportunism etc.