Saturday, March 27, 2010

the women

"the women"

no wonder joan crawford was such a psycho. can you imagine sitting like that for hours!?

i don't know if anyone has ever seen the movie "the women" (1939), but it is aaa-mazing. seriously, if not for the HAIR alone. i nearly died through the whole movie wishing i could do those things to my hair! i've been debating for a while whether or not to cut some of it. i love doing vintage styles, but i also love my long hair. it's about down to the bottom of my shoulder blades right now. i have naturally super thick hair, and it's got a fair amount of wave to it... i like to call it schizophrenic, because parts of my hair will be straight and other parts will be super wavy, almost ringlets.

so the women is this movie (unlike the crappy movie the women that came out a few years ago) that doesn't have a single man actually in it, though it is basically all about relationships and marriage. it stars rosalind russell, joan crawford and norma shearer. we have this great video store in portland (maine, not the other one!) where i live that has an excellent classic movie section. they have specials where if you rent a new release, you can pick out another movie from the other sections (different sections for different days of the week). i got this on a whim and i was pleasantly surprised!

there are some great scenes that take place inside a chic salon in new york. lots of chatty women getting all sorts of good stuff done to their hair (marcel waving, pin curls, lots of fun hairstyles!) and a GREAT fashion show inexplicably in color... there are some amazingly ridiculous clothes).

i won't give away the plot, but let's just say that the women are catty, nasty bitches (most of them) and a lot of it reflects the way that women do really treat each other... some of the themes (like staying with your husband even if he fucks around on you) are a little... old fashioned? but most of the ideas about relationships and sex are still as true today as they were 70 years ago.

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