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Offline Penthesilea

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Re: Strong, gorgeous women!
« Reply #440 on: January 02, 2010, 08:37:57 am »
Antonia













Antonia is a fictional character from the movie Antonia's Line. She's the stong, loving head of her (extented) family over several generations. She brings up her daughter on her own in the time after WWII. Antonia does her own thing, she withstands people talking bad about her, she stands up bravely against some felonious men, she protects her family.

IMDB describes the plot as follows: A Dutch matron establishes and, for several generations, oversees a close-knit, matriarchal community where feminism and liberalism thrive

This really hits the nail on the head. Feminism, liberalism and love can thrive in this wonderful movie. I highly recommend it.


For good measure, I throw in a photo of the actress, Willeke van Ammelrooy.






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Re: Strong, gorgeous women!
« Reply #441 on: January 02, 2010, 10:11:35 am »
Great choice Chrissi. I think when you look at the pics you can see that Antonia is a strong women.  
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Re: Strong, gorgeous women!
« Reply #442 on: January 02, 2010, 01:28:45 pm »
Thanks for the recommendation Chrissi!

It sounds like a really good movie!

I haven't heard about it before, but I'll certainly keep an eye out for it.

We aren't exactly flooded by feministic movies about strong matriachs!!

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Re: Strong, gorgeous women!
« Reply #443 on: January 02, 2010, 01:44:36 pm »
Thanks for the recommendation Chrissi!

It sounds like a really good movie!

I haven't heard about it before, but I'll certainly keep an eye out for it.


Yes, do that, you won't regret it. Above all, it's a very lovable movie. The audience doesn't get hit over the head with any political/feminist message. The latter is a 'byproduct' of a charming story full of wonderful characters.



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We aren't exactly flooded by feministic movies about strong matriachs!!

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Re: Strong, gorgeous women!
« Reply #444 on: January 05, 2010, 03:14:01 pm »

Yes, I agree that Antonia's Line is a really good movie!  I've only seen it once... but, now I have the urge to watch it again.  Maybe I'll add it to my DVD library soon.
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Re: Strong, gorgeous women!
« Reply #445 on: February 23, 2010, 07:52:52 pm »
Antonia's Line is actually on the list of movies I'd love to check out.    I haven't gotten around to it yet.
I think I'll just buy it instead of trying to rent it.
Cheers for the reminder, Chrissi.  :)



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Re: Strong, gorgeous women!
« Reply #446 on: August 08, 2010, 06:55:52 pm »
Hypatia of Alexandria, memorialized in the new movie Agora.


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Re: Strong, gorgeous women!
« Reply #447 on: February 08, 2011, 04:05:50 pm »
Monika and I were discussing some of the similarites between K.D. Lang's pose on her album cover, Drag, and Marlene Dietrich.  So, now I have the urge to post pictures.  These also make me want to watch Tipping the Velvet again.



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Re: Strong, gorgeous women!
« Reply #448 on: May 15, 2011, 06:54:33 pm »
She has been posted here previously, but she deserves a reentry: the one and only Anke Engelke! Epic german comidienne, gorgeous human being, multilingual, beautiful woman in her fourties and best host of the (otherwise shitty) Eurovision Song Contest ever!!! D A N K E   A N K E !!!  8)

It doesn't hurt that she is my namesake ...  



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Re: Strong, gorgeous women!
« Reply #449 on: May 16, 2011, 12:33:13 pm »
Hoorah for the two Ankes!!! And I'm so glad that I don't have to mention you in the "To Absent Friends" thread!! Nice to see you, friend!!  :D
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