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Jane Got a Gun is about as feminist as my cat Daphne, who barely moves

The difference is at least Daphne doesn't expect me to sit and watch her for 98 minutes

23 April 2016

9:00 AM

23 April 2016

9:00 AM

Jane Got a Gun

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Jane Got a Gun is being sold as a rousing feminist Western although the truth is that it’s about as rousing and feminist as my cat, Daphne, who is 17, and now barely moves but who, back in the day, made herself available to every passing Tom. So you don’t look at Daphne and think ‘rousing feminist’, just as you don’t come away from this film and think ‘rousing feminism’ — assuming you are minded to think anything at all, and haven’t just been bored to death.

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