thank you wertmuller for my life.. a true jewel of feminist anti-fascist cinema. a baroque brothel brimming with sexual grotesquerie, clandestine anarchist organizing, assassination plots, friendship. love, and a radical representation of female subjectivity... the binarist criticism lina receives abt being anti-women truly confuses me as i can only see depth, humanity n dynamism in her women characters tbh
The first film I've seen by Lina Wertmuller and it is quite the pièce de résistance. An amazing film with phenomenal performances, evoking all kinds of emotions. Its anti-fascist message will prevail through the echo of time. I can't wait to see more films by her, she is clearly a master filmmaker and I must hunt down her work. One of the best films of the 70s. I have nothing but the utmost praise.
When will the laziness and incompetence of film writers stop surprising me...I get literally zero relevant results when googling this movie and Taxi Driver, I mean Scorsese was recently in a doc on Wertmüller so he Knows. This happens so often, glaring women shaped holes in the history of cinema/every field. Fun to always feel like you're going crazy! Anyway, movie is good, love Salome. Moral: DIY, don't rely on men.
"if you commence, make sure work--do not trifle, for they will not trifle with you--they want us for their slaves, and think nothing of murdering us in order to subject us to that wretched condition--therefore, if there is an attempt made by us, kill or be killed." -- David Walker's Appeal