Post-holiday weirdness

We hope all of you had a great holiday weekend are making amazing plans for the upcoming New Year celebrations…
Just a quick thing:
Don’t know if anyone noticed this in the NY Times magazine yesterday, but it was too laughable not bring up:
Check out the headline for one of the articles (the whole mag was “The Lives They Lived,” focusing on different folks lives who died this year):

RUSS MEYER, B. 1922

The Man Who Really, Really Loved Women
By CHRIS GORE
He couldn’t take his eyes off his actresses’ breasts. But deep down, they say, he was a true feminist.
Um, ok. I’m game.
Russ Meyer was a filmmaker and Playboy photographer. And according to Tura Satana (a former star of his films) was also a feminist because:
He loved to make women look good. I have never seen any of the gals in his films look bad. And the men in his movies were always incapacitated in some way. They were either in a wheelchair or on crutches or short of a full deck. He liked to make women strong, make them feel that they were empowered.
Uhh…ok. Last time I checked, making women look good didn’t qualify you as a feminist. And of course it’s great to make women empowered in films, but no so much if you have to cripple men to do it. Creepy.

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One Comment

  1. Liberal AND Proud
    Posted December 29, 2004 at 1:59 pm | Permalink

    Why do I get the feeling that your having the same reaction as the woman that almost lost her dentures! LOL!
    Russ was about CAMP. Plain and simple. I saw “Beneath the Valley of the UltraVixens” when I was 17. It was an adolescent boy’s ultimate wet dream!
    I guess like Meyer I too have preferred, enjoyed, dated and married well endowed women (ok..only married ONE…and we still are!)
    What I’ve always found most intriguing about them is their comfort with their bodies and their down to earth attitudes about their chests.
    And they all seemed to use the same line when meeting my friends, who ALWAYS tried to conceal “often badly” their reaction to my date’s “size”. They would completely disarm them…AND ultimately endear themselves to them…by simply saying..”Relax…they’re just TITS”!

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