From Reverence to Rape
By Molly Haskell
I've always been interested in feminism, but in the early 1990s, I was probably a little more hungry for it because that's when I was forming my identity in the film business. I would read a script and think, Okay, I've got a problem with this. But I couldn't articulate what I didn't like. Haskell's analysis of women in film helped me see that I may have been responding to a certain stereotype or to a lack of exploration of the female character. We put a lot of ourselves as a society onto film, and what I took from Haskell was that the movies are a great way to gauge where we were and where we're at.