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Thursday, January 28, 2010

Movie Review: Iron Jawed Angels

Tonight in my Gender Communications class we watched the movie "Iron Jawed Angels". This is a GREAT movie!!!

It's the true story of Alice Paul (played by Hilary Swank) and Lucy Burns (Frances O'Connor) and the suffrage movement in the 1920's, and the campaign to secure the 19th amendment. Ladies, don't take your right to vote for granted! What these women went through to guarantee YOU the right to cast your vote was something I was never aware of before. When the movie was done, I left class in awe of these women who suffered for what they believed in so you and I wouldn't have to.

This movie is not rated. Although the cover of this movie shows a woman's bare back, there is one small scene with nudity in it. Its a prison scene, and you see a group of women from behind who are lined up naked in front of the warden. All you see is bare backsides for a few seconds. There is one scene of implied sex. (really, they could have done without this scene in the movie.) It's pretty heavy for an IMPLIED scene. I don't think most 10 year olds would know what was going on and you could get away with it. But any older than that and you're either going to get questions, or your teenage boy might just disappear for awhile. LOL

But the rest of the movie is FANTASTIC! I immediately came home to see if it's on Netflix, and it is. I think everyone, particularly young ladies nearing voting age, should watch it!


Tamara said...

Oh - that sounds amazing. I did know that they paid a high price for our right to vote, but never knew the details. I'll be looking for it. Thanks, L.

NDMom said...

Wow, Thanks...Alice Paul is one of my 16 year old daughter's heroes. Off to Netflix...thanks for the recommendation!

Kimberly said...

Thanks for the recommendation. I just added the movie to the top of our Net Flix queue.