21 December 2020

THE IRRESISTIBLE LADY MAISEL

Please be aware that the translation of contents, although automatic, has a cost to Feminist Post but is provided to you without any charge. Please consider making a contribution via the "Support us" page if you intend to use our translation service intensively.
The contents of this site are translated using automatic translation systems without the intervention of professional translators.
Translations are provided for the sole purpose of facilitating reading by international visitors.
Share this article

Thinking, and thinking with joy in these complicated times, overwhelmed by two irresistible female protagonists: one, Miriam (Midge) Maisel (Rachel Brosnahan), a young, well-to-do Jewish woman from the Upper West Side who, after the trauma of her break-up with her husband, who was mistakenly convinced that he was a great comedian, turns out to be -yes, she is- an amazing and irreverent comedian, a great comedian. stand up comedianalmost the feminine of Lenny Bruce (to whom a poignant portrait is dedicated); and the other, Susie Myerson (Alex Borstein), her non-friend (not much subtlety) and agent, a tender butch with a poor reputation and a magnificent swearword, a kind of ante litteram Valerie Solanas who bets everything on Midge's talent, supports her tenaciously and pushes her towards success ('...).to the cliff'.), overcoming all obstacles.

The series "The Fantastic Mrs Maisel on air on Amazon Prime (three seasons and a fourth on the way, hopefully soon) is written, produced and directed by Amy Stewart Palladino in collaboration with her husband Daniel Palladino, has won everything, Golden Globes, Emmy Awards and various critics' prizes and is set in a New York of the 1950s and beyond, glittering and multicoloured, with the zoom focused on the Jewish upper and even lower class (the community holiday at the resort in the Catskill Mountains is unforgettable).

You must not miss this series, believe me. First of all because it will make you feel good, which is very important these days. Secondly, because the actresses are terrific, the dialogue is brilliant and fast-paced, the humour is biting and classically funny.... witz (Jewish), the set design a feast for the eyes, the soundtrack, period and otherwise, simply perfect. But above all because tells of an unthinkable friendship between two women who are as different as can be.because she tells it in a way that renounces all stereotypes and you and your friends will finally be able to recognise yourselves; because Midge is herself a living stereotype-breaker: wife and mother perfect to the point of nausea with her Audrey Hepburn wardrobe, she lets herself be overwhelmed by her double (doppelgänger) witty, irrepressible and unhinged suddenly appeared on the stage of the 'Gaslight Cafe', Midtown nightclub, in the course of a terrible hangover after leaving her husband (almost every character in the series has a doppelgänger and are constantly threatened by a possible other rather obscene life, very different from the one they are living).

Feminism is not there yet, but there are signs of it. in that wonderful friendship, in the car rides to New Jersey to go and perform in terrible comedy club (Susie driving, Midge not licensed), in that inalienable freedom that suddenly sweeps over the two women and everything around them like a cyclone. And, finally, not even the shadow of ideology.

I don't want to spoil it: enjoy it!

Marina Terragni

.


Much of the news published by Feminist Post you will not read elsewhere. That is why it is important to support us, even with a small contribution: Feminist Post is produced solely by the voluntary work of many people and has no funding.
If you think our work can be useful for your life, we will be grateful for even the smallest contribution.

You can give us your contribution by clicking here: Patreon - Feminist Post
   - or -
You can send to: ASSOCIAZIONE CULTURALE BLU BRAMANTE
Obligatory reason: FEMINIST POST
IBAN: IT80C0200812914000104838541
You might also be interested in
19 February 2022
Trans-athlete Petrillo wins it all. And - of course - thinks about politics
Fabrizio-Valentina Petrillo continues to rout opponents. Her last podium finish was at the 200m indoor masters championships in Ancona. She says that sport divided by gender is violence. And she proclaims her motto-manifesto: "Everyone must have the opportunity to determine for themselves who they are". Starting with gender
Between the Olympics and the DDL Zan last year, sports publications devoted a lot of space to 'inclusive sport' and to Valentina born Fabrizio Petrillo, presented as the 'first transgender athlete to wear the Italian national team jersey in an international competition'. Petrillo, who competes both in Paralympic competitions for the visually impaired and in the masters championships for female athletes over 35 (here is the entry of the athletes beaten by her male body), hoped until the very end to participate in the female category at the Paralympic Games in Tokyo. The qualification [...]
Read now
3 June 2021
A feminist named Lorena
The Canary Islands passed a law allowing self-certification of gender. And only two days later, a murderer on trial for abusing and killing his cousin, declares himself a woman in order to escape the aggravating circumstances of a sexual offence. And to be detained in a women's prison. A case that shakes Spain
Feminists have been warning for a long time. And it is happening. For months Spanish feminism has been doing a great job of informing the public about the so-called "Ley Trans", which introduces the self-determination of "gender" -instead of sex- without a path of transition and psychological accompaniment, a proposal by Irene Montero, Podemos' Ministra De Igualdad. Madrid has made it clear that the proposal is not supported by the central government and has distanced itself from it, as stated by Vice-Premier Carmen Calvo, PSOE. Just a fortnight ago, [...]
Read now
17 March 2021
Elliot Page, trans-hero celebrated by the world's media
Time dedicated its latest cover to Elliot Page (formerly Ellen). 'I am entirely what I am,' he says. Pale, emaciated, his features already hardened by the hormone treatment, his chest flattened by a double mastectomy, the air not exactly happy - let's hope that the rest of his life will go better - Elliot tells of the suffering of having had to undergo the hyper-feminisation imposed by Hollywood. He says that even at the age of 9 he felt like a boy and that it was hard having to accept the roles that [...]
Read now
15 March 2021
Sarah Everhard case: more and more women killed by men, but liberal feminism thinks of male and trans rights
Never as much as in these days Italian women should feel close to British women: the feminicide of Sarah Everard, 33 years old kidnapped and killed for whose death a policeman, Wayne Couzens, has already been arrested, has made the vase of oppression, abuse and male violence against women and girls of all ages overflow (the number of feminicides in the UK is similar to the Italian one: on average a woman killed because she is a woman every three days). The remains [...]
Read now
13 March 2021
Vancouver: violent trans-gender squadron against gender-critical pacifist VIDEO
For those who don't believe in the violence of queer transactivists: this video shows the brutal trans-square assault on Christophe Elston, a man from Vancouver (Canada) who has long been in the crosshairs of the ARF for his support of JK Rowling and his fight against puberty blockers for girls and boys. A poster made and put up by Elston, simply with the words "I love JK Rowlings", was vandalised and immediately covered up by Vancouver City Council billboard officers [...]
Read now
12 March 2021
Spain: left-wing women rebel -finally- against the Podemos transcult and break with the party and Ley Trans
While the Italian left, women included, silently suffers Cirinnismo and Boldrinismo and its transcult (just in these days the news of an appeal by the International House of Women in Rome in support of Monica Cirinnà as mayor, see here), the militants of the Spanish left, Podemos and Izquierda Unida, are revolting en masse against the Ley Trans (see here) proposed by the Minister of Igualdad of their own party, Irene Montero, the local Cirinnà (Psoe has always opposed the law), denouncing the "imposition" of [...]
Read now
1 2 3 ... 11