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8 classic feminist movies well ahead of their time

Jennifer Leigh Williamson Jun 13, 2017

As far back as the 1920s, cinema has brought us feminist heroes. Here's a bunch of films way ahead of their time...

“I never realised until lately that women were supposed to be the inferior sex.” - Katharine Hepburn

Feminism, equality of the sexes. Often when watching old movies, the sexism of the time can catch you off guard. Bums are pinched, bimbos bounce, old maids glower and you shake your head and sigh, glad that those times have (mostly) passed. So when we see classic films with strong, intelligent, impressive, witty, ambitious, feminist female characters, equals to their male counterparts, we sit up and take notice. There are many great classic films with impressive female characters, too many to list here. This article is about the characters that have inspired me personally. Classic feminist films way ahead of their time.

Spoilers ahead...

The Passion Of Joan Of Arc
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Bww Review: Audra McDonald, Leicester Square Theatre

Six-time Tony winner and reigning Queen of Broadway - plus 'Olivier Awardpresenter', jokes partner-in-crime Seth Rudetsky in his introduction though surely that's just a matter of time, with her Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill coming to Wyndham's this summer - lauded actress and singer Audra McDonald is the consummate pro. If further proof were needed, she's currently at Leicester Square Theatre offering a veritable master class in cabaret.
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Tony Cointreau's Ethel Merman, Mother Teresa... And Me Gets 2/15 Release

How many people can count among their closest friends Ethel Merman the Queen of Broadway, Mother Teresa beatified by the Vatican in October, 2003, Lee Lehman, wife of Robert Lehman, head of Lehman Brothers, Pierre Cardin legendary couturier and major show-business force in Europe, and many others Well, Tony Cointreau, a scion of the French liqueur family, can. His new memoir, Ethel Merman, Mother Teresa... and Me, will be released on February 15th the 30th anniversary of Ethel Merman's death. The book is currently available for pre-order at Amazon.com.
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Mill Creek 50 Movie Packs Discount Code And Giveaway

If you’ve hunted around for movie bargains, you’ve probably seen some of Mill Creek Entertainment’s 50-Movie Packs on DVD. Apart from other great releases by Mill Creek, these packs are phenomenal boons to cinephiles looking to collect older titles.

There are three new packs available, and I want to not only let you in on a discount code, but I have one of the packs available for you to win.

I know a lot of people may be quick to overlook these packs, and not every movie included stands out as a major value, but there are some great titles in each of them, and fans of the genres will be pleasantly surprised by what they get out of the deal. I have to admit that there is something about seeing a 50-movie pack, especially when it doesn’t cost a couple of hundred dollars, or more,
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