[The Miriam Hopkins Blogathon] Design for Living: Part Four-Not Your Average Rom Com Heroine

The Miriam Hopkins Blogathon goes out with a free spirited bang! Thanks for hosting such a marvelous event Silver Screenings, Font & Frock and A Small Press Life…. Here’s to Miriam!

Font and Frock

Not Your Average Rom Com Heroine

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Gilda Farrell is the unicorn of women movie characters: she’s unconventional without being (the cliched Hollywood-version of) a free spirit. Sure, most of us have heard that such a thing exists, without ever believing it could be true.

Trust me, dears.Gilda is the real deal.

She’s whip-smart, witty, straightforward, and determined to make the choices that are best for her. Even, as it turns out, when they are considered brazen or unbecoming of a “nice” woman. She starts with the awareness that women suffer from an almost unrelenting series of double standards:

Gilda's SpeechGilda’s Speech in Design for Living (1933)

 From there, she decides to take action. This is why Gilda is so exceptional, why her decision to live romantically with two men is so fucking revolutionary. It is, also, why she is not a free-spirit:

To label her as such denies…

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5 thoughts on “[The Miriam Hopkins Blogathon] Design for Living: Part Four-Not Your Average Rom Com Heroine

  1. Fantastic blog! Do you have any hints for aspiring writers? I’m planning to start my own site soon but I’m a little lost on everything. Would you advise starting with a free platform like WordPress or go for a paid option? There are so many choices out there that I’m totally confused .. Any ideas? Thank you!

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