Happy Friday, Persephoneers! This week’s movie pick will give you all the feelings as you watch it. It’s Now, Voyager, starring Bette Davis, Paul Henreid, and Claude Rains, and made in 1942. It’s based on the book of the same name by Olive Higgins Prouty.
There are few four-letter words as nasty as the word “slut.” Few other words elicit such intense disdain, self-righteousness, or indignation. But what it actually means to be a slut in our culture is rife with complexities.