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Review of Design for Living (1933)

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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0023940/ - IMDB
http://www.netflix.com/Movie/Design_for_Living_Peter_Ibbetson/70031810?trkid=222336&lnkctr=srchrd-sr&strkid=272568383_0_0 - Netflix
http://www.amazon.com/Cooper-Collection-Design-Ibbetson-General/dp/B0007RTB9M/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1222995732&sr=1-1 - Amazon

This was on a list of poly movies, and the Netflix description reads:

Packing double entendres and boudoir innuendos galore, director Ernst Lubitsch's racy comedy Design for Living stars Gary Cooper, Frederic March and Miriam Hopkins as an inseparable threesome living in a Parisian garret and immersed in a ménage à trois.

Made in 1933, I sat down to watch it thoroughly prepared to hate it.

I loved it.

This was a quirky little film that, for once, didn't feature people doing stupid things. zen_shooter decided about 4 movies ago that all poly movies should come with a lable that says "Warning! Stupid People Inside" because they all seem to feature people doing the most godawful, inane things to each other.

But not this one.

And it was made in 1933!

Y'know, the fundies want to re-write history and tell us that "traditional marriage" is the nuclear family and has been the standard family model since the Flintstones, and that teen pregnancy and sex outside of marriage never happened except in a few scattered scandals that we try to ignore.

That simply isn't true. Popular media and entertainment created in previous eras still exist and reflect the morality of their society.

Read more at http://joreth.livejournal.com/111231.html
Added by Joreth
7 years ago on 23 October 2010 02:14

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