Why film doesn’t have to portray older women as cardigan wearing bridge players
The more I read about these types of movies the better I feel. There is a big audience for stories of "women of a certain age." Ha I always feel kind of weird saying that "Women of a ..." Because it makes that "certain age" has a trigger for me. That I'm no longer a young woman. Why does that bug me. Oh I have so much work to do personally. We can thank the poet Byron in 1822 for first coining that phrase. Love to hear what you think in comments below. : )
Imelda Staunton: Why film doesn’t have to portray older women as cardigan wearing bridge players
Yorkshire Post | Georgia Humphreys
Finding Your Feet is far from your average depiction of the “golden age”. A moving comedy about a diverse group of energetic baby boomers, it starts with Sandra, played by Imelda Staunton, discovering that her husband of 40 years is having an affair with her best friend.
After moving in with her laid-back older sister Bif (Celia Imrie), we see how the uptight character struggles to fit into her new world, but when Bif manages to persuade a reluctant Sandra to join in with her community dance class, she starts to give life a second chance.