Happy Birthday: Linda Fiorentino

WILDsound Writing and Film Festival Review

Linda Fiorentino.jpgLinda Fiorentino

Born: March 9, 1958 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

The thing that’s always bothered me is that, even if you have a strong female character, invariably in the third act she has to say something like, “I’m sorry, I didn’t mean to hurt you,” or she has to become really vulnerable and wimpy and get her comeuppance. Even in something like Thelma & Louise (1991), where you have these two very strong characters, they have to die in the end. What’s so special about The Last Seduction (1994) is that none of that happens. Had a Hollywood studio made that film instead of an independent, it would have been very different. She definitely wouldn’t have gotten away with what she does get away with.

Marriage is a financial contract; I have enough contracts already.
I go to bed with men, not boys.

All I’m thinking about today is cleaning…

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