On Monday, The Powder Room will be hosting a live blog rewatch of the 1939 classic, The Women, staring Joan Crawford, Norma Shearer, and Rosalind Russell. If your only exposure to the The Women is the off-the-mark remake, you are in for a freaking treat.
If you haven't seen it, the film centers around the life of Mary Haines (Shearer), a wealthy Manhattanite whose marriage crumbles when her husband begins an affair with perfume "girl", Crystal Allen (Crawford). Per IMBD:
If Mary Haines can pretend ignorance of her husband's affair with Crystal Allen, who sells perfume at a department store, she has a good chance of saving her marriage. But has she no pride? The women in her circle of friends soon have her packing for Reno. On the train, Mary meets the Countess DeLave, trading in her fourth husband and exclaiming "l'amour, l'amour." Everyone is staying at the same dude ranch outside Reno that is run by a no-nonsense woman. The woman who is about to marry the husband of Mary's cousin Sylvia, who first spread the gossip about Mary's husband's affair, tells Mary to forget her pride and the divorce.
Our live blog will be hosted by PR author Kirby and begin at 8:30 EST.
The classic movie rewatches will be a semi-regular event here on The Powder Room. Our next movie will be All About Eve, date to be determined. We're interested in screening movies with strong female characters and snappy one liners — if you have any suggestions of titles you'd like to see, leave them in the comments.