Tuesday, December 26, 2017

The Story Behind 'Frida'

Frida Kahlo

Thank you to Salma Hayek for her courageous telling of the story behind one of my favorite films, Frida, directed by Julie Taymor in 2002.

"Harvey Weinstein Is My Monster, Too" she explains in an opinion piece in the NY Times.  Monster is the operative word here.  

It's a wonder that Frida was ever made or shown in theaters rather than released as a video or received two Oscars.  He did his best to kill it.  He did his best to force her into sexual acts as the price for being allowed to make the film.

I have new respect for women who direct films after hearing Salma's story.  The barriers are just incredible.

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