Re-Screwed: Pretty Woman’s Co-opted Feminism

Robert B. Ray argues that mainstream American cinema has often death with a serious social ill by reducing it to a personal matter. The impact of racism or anti-Semitism upon a few individuals is portrayed, then a tidy reconciliation is served up involved a convenient change of heart or show of good will. Unwary viewers may thus be lulled into conceiving that complex difficulties an be cured just as magically outside the Bijou.

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