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Sandy Dwiggins <[log in to unmask]>
Wed, 1 Jun 1994 14:12:55 EDT
from "Bill Vasilion" at Jun 1, 94 11:01 am
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>          Hi.........All  I would love to hear about the foreign films,
>        though at times I hate the word foreign. IF you live in Scotland
>        and you see a film made in Scotland, do you call that foreign??
>        I would love to hear about films being made in other countries
>        and what subjects are being made.
>               I have seen something in 'films made in other countries
>        that show women as more physical and not afaird to mix it up in
>        fights more than the films in America. Is this true or is it just
>        the films from Mexico I watch on Spanish tv that is giving that
>        impression. ???
>               I like a strong female lead in films, so if there are some
>        titles out there that you can recommend let me know.
>                      bill        [log in to unmask]
I can't recall a film in which women actually are PHYSICAL, unless it's not
in the mainstream Hollywood popular releases.  There are films such as the
rollerderby one in which women are VERY physical, but it was so upsetting
to the average audience here that it quickly disappeared.  We apparently
want our women to act like ladies.  You should get a big response to this
post from the women on this list who I'm sure have lots to say about
images of women in American films.....
I can't recall the name of the rollerderby film....I think it starred
Racquel Welch....
Anyone out there remember it.
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