Lil works for the Legendre Company and causes Bill to divorce Irene and marry her. She has an affair with businessman Gaerste and uses him to force society to pay attention to her. She has another affair with the chauffeur Albert.
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Nothing has really changed since the early 30's. I couldn't but think of these young girls who make the front page of people magazines or appear in reality shows nowadays. They're all "Red" Andrews sisters, climbing the stairs of fame by using the only thing they've got: their looks. Now, this is a mythical movie and if you want to understand why Jean Harlow was an icon then, try Red-Headed Woman. Masterpiece.
Jean Harlow in a hilarious, sexy, cunning, catty performance as a man-eater climbing her way through society, one married boss at a time. Also hilarious, Una Merkel as her perpetually shocked and appalled best friend.
A crucial film in both Jean Harlow career and Hollywood history: the sexiest and most crooked Harlow on screen, it's also famous for prompting the Hays Office to issue sterner rules against unpunished screen adultery.