She’s beautiful when she’s angry

She’s beautiful when she’s angry is Mary Dore’s documentary about the rise of feminism of the 1960s and early 1970s. These days, “feminist” has become a dirty word for some young women who feel they don’t need to bother because they already have everything they need. With perfect timing this film shows us what life was like then, what the American women’s movement did about it and points towards what else has to be changed. Betty Friedan’s 1963 book The feminine mystique radicalized most women. You hear about “consciousness raising” where women would share their collective problems and together find ways to fight for equality. The abortion debate was a very hot and controversial topic at the time. Author Rita Mae Brown came out of the closet as did a lot of women. It was time for experimentation. Tired of the cat-calls they would get from men, young women took to the streets to give the men a taste of their own medicine. This is all shown through archival footage and interviews with women. This is a fun film that covers the beginning of this very important movement. But there is still a lot of work to be done.

Rémi-Serge Gratton

She’s beautiful when she’s angry

Directed by:
Mary Dore

92 min.

Rated Parental Guidance

 

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