Classic Woman-centric Movie Review: “Jane Eyre” (1943)

Happy Friday, Persephoneers! In the bleak chill of winter, there are times when I like to watch a film based on a classic novel. This week’s pick, “Jane Eyre,” based on Charlotte Bronte’s work, was made in 1943 and stars Orson Welles as Mr. Rochester and Joan Fontaine as Jane Eyre. The film was directed by Robert Stevenson with a script written by John Houseman and Aldous Huxley. Other cast members include Agnes Moorehead as Aunt Reed, Elizabeth Taylor as Helen Burns, and Margaret O’Brien as Rochester’s ward Adele. Read More Classic Woman-centric Movie Review: “Jane Eyre” (1943)

Woman-Centric Classic Movie Review: The Lady from Shanghai

Happy Friday, Persephoneers! I hope you had a good week, regardless of whether or not it meant a vacation or just a normal old week for you. But regardless, here is this week’s classic movie pick to start your weekend off just right. We have some mystery, intrigue, and forbidden love in the 1947 film “The Lady from Shanghai,” which starts Rita Hayworth, Orson Welles, and Everett Sloane. Welles wrote and directed the film, and at the time, he and Hayworth were estranged and on the verge of divorce.

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Classic Woman-Centric Movie Review: “The Stranger”

Happy Friday, Persephoneers! And what a lovely Friday it is, too, with summer almost upon us! Before we get ready to go swimming or have that cookout, we have to start the weekend off with the perfect classic movie pick. Read More Classic Woman-Centric Movie Review: “The Stranger”

She’s My (Oil-Based, Artifically-Flavored) Cherry Pie

For this week’s column, we dug into our nightstand drawer in order to review all of the tasty (and not-so-tasty) sex accessories we’ve collected. Flavored condoms and dental dams can make practicing safer sex (or at least oral sex and rimming) a little more fun and fruity, and warming flavored massage oil can really hit the spot on an otherwise cold and snowy day. Read More She’s My (Oil-Based, Artifically-Flavored) Cherry Pie