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134 Ratings

Women in Revolt

Directed by Paul Morrissey
United States, 1971
Comedy, Drama


This film is a satire of the women’s liberation movement, starring a trio of transgender women.

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Women in Revolt Directed by Paul Morrissey

Critics reviews

For my money [it’s] a contender for Funniest Movie of All Time. Candy Darling, Jackie Curtis and Holly Woodlawn give career-defining performances, screeching and snarling their way through the wittiest dialogue this side of a screwball comedy. You’ll laugh! You’ll cry because you’ve been laughing so much! You’ll watch a man wearing panties almost have his penis catch on fire!
December 14, 2018
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Cukor, with his legacy as a queer outsider and studio insider, director of women’s material presented with a dissident edge, sets the tone, while the bizarro affectations of an iconoclast like Russell establishes the thrust. The satire is conducted scabrously, through a garishly unattractive style that eschews classic film grammar for static mid shots in untidy downtown apartments, offering an unvarnished look at real life while holding up sleek dream factory perfection for implicit mockery.
April 25, 2016
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It’s a comically clueless but clearly vindictive satire on the women’s movement in which each of the three principles (all played by men in drag) can be seen as mocking Solanas.
January 25, 2013
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