The poise, the clothes, pale make up and all that elegance of the 1960’s is always fascinating. Breakfast at Tiffany’s is the epitome of it all, with Audrey Hepburn, making you sit up and take notice. There has been good and bad spoken of this movie, but then again every work has always has positives and negatives. It’s also the perspective. But coming back to the movie, I was really surprised to have liked it. No am not talking about the story at all. 🙂
Psst.. The movie being an adaptation of a classic novel, I am intrigued to read it. 🙂
A Must for a Feminist and everyone else 😉
Of late, a wave of classic movies and books, have washed over my mind, making it hard to get over them. Breakfast at Tiffany’s, renowned for many a things had to be on the list. Also curiosity about Audrey Hepburn of course. Am sure you are wondering, why I said every Feminist should watch this movie. Here is why,
- Audrey Hepburn’s character, Holly is broke and living alone in the New York City, but she is not scared. She is confident to make something off her life, not scared to face the world.
- Holly is unapologetic about who she is and how she is. Right or wrong, but she doesn’t worry about what people think or want her to be. She is who she is and will not change.
- The women in the movie are independent, free to think, say and do what they want. I wonder if it is the 1960’s timing. Yeah sure, they are not equal to men even then, but they sure had a voice. This was refreshing. The women then were out in the town late in the night, without a worry of their safety. Even if this is just in the movie and not really the reality, it feel good to have a world like this.
- Holly who was charming and at the same time commanding, knowing how to get things done. Also to get away from things, never afraid to voice her thoughts and saying NO when she didn’t want things.
This is empowering to watch a confident, out in the world girl, even though she might not know where she is going. Also feminism is more about equal rights, a legit voice and respect for women, which you’ll see in this movie.
You would also notice how the protagonists in love with eachother, don’t judge. But they believe that both of them can make things right and leave behind the bad things. This movie, in the past has been criticized much for the morals, of who holly was, her chase to marry someone rich. Come to think of it, each one of us have some beliefs that are wrong and need someone to tell you to break your trans. It is this acceptance the characters make is heartwarming in this movie.
Watch the Breakfast at Tiffany’s full movie on Netflix for great print or below for not so good print, but to watch it. 🙂