The war of the Rosesi is a summary of a very stale, wilted hell. It depicts the very serious, real, burning problems women - rich, smart, accomplished women, women that actually matterii - encountered in a society that was poorly designed and sparsely populated (with men, with opportunities, with things to do in general). So she's a gymnast after which she can be... a lawyer's wife ? She'd rather chew gravel. Now what ?
Little do the mayogenderediii hikikomoriiv pretend-feminists/social activists/awareness raiserists of today know or understand of the actual meanings of terms like "glass ceiling" or "patriarchy". Turner's character in this movie runs quite flat against them, and in so doing exposes the exact mechanisms underpinning a simpler, quainter time. A time when insanity was pretty much the only solution for half of the population, or at least the fragment thereof not fortunate enough to have been born blind, spineless and dumb.
Definitely worth seeing, if nothing else then in order to understand why I both despise "conservative" perisexual stupidity even in people I otherwise like and respect and why I will never ever support a return to "an earlier, simpler, quainter" time. A fie upon it, me and my slaves aren't going back to the "post-war" or whatever you'd call the US version of the obsessive decade if it means the end of the world. Fuck it, it's due for an ending anwyay.———
- 1989, by Danny DeVito (who also produced, and financed, and released and basically I think he'd have done anything to be able to deliver that closing line), with Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner, and Danny DeVito. [↩]
- Understand : I support gay rights because Turing and for no other reason ; there's also Hey, stupid women ? We need to talk. Smart women don't want to be with you anymore.
The idea being that the struggle for rights is only meaningful if interpreted from a classist perspective : upper class members of society should have rights, and if they do not they should get them ; nobody else should, and if they somehow do they must be tortured horribly and then murdered painfully. [↩]
- There's three genders known to the human species : male , female and fat. Mayogendered denotes fat. [↩]
- Means "Redditard" in Pashtun. [↩]