“This 1950s Movie Is More Feminist Than Most Movies Today”
“All About Eve, in a way, is all about mansplaining. In a year when Her is attempting to critique flimsy female characters with a female character whose sole function is to teach the male protagonist about himself, the fully realized women of All About Eve (1950!) and the vicious fights they have about misogyny are astonishing…
Later in the argument, he demeans her further, calling her “a body with a voice.” “It’s about time the piano realized it has not written the concerto,” he yells, graduating from “body with a voice” to an even more explicit object.You don’t know what you’re talking about, he is telling her, taking for granted his ability to grasp the situation…
Sometimes when a man is explaining to you how you’re being hysterical, you can say anything at all and he won’t listen to you, and there’s nothing you can do but eat a fucking chocolate.”
In one of the many fierce arguments within 1950's All About Eve, Lloyd Richards looks at his wife, Karen, and says…www.buzzfeed.com
Yo. The “taking for granted his ability to grasp the situation”. I am so tired of situations where people are confused by my perspective and, instead of recognizing that they don’t have all the information and asking me more, react on the implicit assumption that their perception is Truth and I am being irrational.
Sometimes, it’s like — why do I even open my mouth?
Also, pretty sure this is still on Netflix — it’s a great movie.