British Film Institute celebrates ‘unapologetically bad leading ladies’
Kitsch can be fun and the truly awful acting can be joyous. In a sarcastic, kitsch, manner. Take any pair of tits that is on screen just because tits for example, some gorgeously bad examples of acting there. There’ve been many a pair of youthful cheekbones featured because youth, beauty, and not much else – or perhaps plus skills on the casting couch. Anything with whatshername in it for example.
As Bette Davis once said: “When a man gives his opinion, he’s a man. When a woman gives her opinion, she’s a b****.”
Now that theory is to be put to the test in a season of films at the British Film Institute (BFI) that celebrates “unapologetically bad leading ladies”.
From Vivien Leigh in Gone With The Wind to Rosamund Pike in Gone Girl, the month-long series of films in June will look at screen anti-heroines and ask if their traits would be regarded in the same way if they were male characters.
Ah, don’t bother, it’s woke not realist.
The alternative would actually be much more interesting. Who got rich just because looks? And how does this map over the group whining about how older women don’t get good parts?