French director Francois Ozon has created some unusual and compelling films. This one is more pedestrian, but still interesting. Catherine Deneuve stars as the “trophy wife” of an umbrella factory owner. Things change when she “mans” the company’s leadership. This takes place in 1977, so there’s a zealous women’s lib message (in addition to some fun period clothes). The story and characters are mostly predictable and the performances are adequate. Nothing exceptional here. Just a little French trifle.
GAY ANGLE: Out director Ozon didn’t include any gay characters…or did he?
Jerry Williams reviewed movies for WTVR-TV for 14 years and for Style Weekly for 10 years. When he launched his own website in 1998 at TVJerry.com, he took his reviews to the Internet. Through those hundreds of reviews, Jerry kept his sexual orientation muted. So, he's excited to be adding "gay angles" to his postings for GayRVA.com.
Who was really responsible for the Stonewall riots, the 1969 event which is considered the start of the fight for LGBTQ equality? According to some, the trailer for an upcoming film about the riots, Stonewall, glosses over quite a few important people who happened to be at the Christopher Street bar that night. All folks really have [...]