Boys Club Member Susan Sarandon Tells Women Fighting For Equal Rights To 'Calm Down'


Boys Club Member Susan Sarandon Tells Women Fighting For Equal Rights To 'Calm Down'

I haven't even commented on Susan Sarandon's Guardian interview choice words on Hillary Clinton.Every day cannot be a day of rage. But none other than W Magazine does a short, brilliant summary of the SS/Guardian interview and reminds us why so many of us loathe this woman. If a guy was making these statements, he would be out of business.

Susan Sarandon, infamously, wasn't with her. She's also not joining the #MeToo movement, and she doesn't like to call herself a feminist (she's more of a humanist, thank you very much). Indeed, the ever outspoken Sarandon has a lot of contrarian opinions, as evidenced by her latest interview with The Guardian. She claims that things "wouldn’t be much smoother" if Hillary Clinton would have won the election, and that there were still a lot of women out there who must've been flattered to be sleeping with Harvey Weinstein and James Toback. Yet, oddly, she also admits to telling women fighting for the Equal Rights Movements to "calm down," and isn't afraid to tell her gay friends about which politicians really are pro-gay.

Thomas Whiteside Eyes Susan Sarandon, Ashley, Alek +Beth For Elle UK's November 2017 'Wonder Women' Issue

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Thomas Whiteside Eyes Susan Sarandon For Elle UK's November 2017 'Wonder Women' Issue

'Feud' star Susan Sarandon, who will return to FX in 2018 for a second season in her role of Bette Davis facing off against Hollywood legend Joan Crawford, played by Jessica Lange, covers the November cover of Elle UK's 'Wonder Women' issue. Sarandon joins Ashley Graham, Beth Ditto and Alek Wek as a group of women who span different generations and backgrounds. 

Solange Franklin styled Sarandon in selects from Celine, Saint Laurent, Balenciaga, Thom Browne and more for studio portraits by Thomas Whiteside.

'Feud: Bette and Joan' Debuts March 5 On FX With Jessica Lange & Susan Sarandon

Town & Country dives into one of Hollywood's long-simmering rivalries, brought to life in the FX series 'Feud: Bette and Joan', premiering March 5. (Find your channel here.) Susan Sarandon plays Bette Davis, with Jessica Lange in the role Joan Crawford. 

Neither Bette Davis or Joan Crawford ever publicly admitted to their hardly ladylike rivalry. 

Crawford dismissed gossip about their feud in a 1947 magazine article entitled "Can Women Trust Each Other?" by saying, "Why should there be a feud? I believe there is a place for every actress in this wonderful business. Certainly Bette and I don't fear each other."

It's tempting to dismiss the mind-boggling sexism of that magazine title— especially in today's Hollywood where women do seem to increasingly stand together. But when one Google's the title, it's unclear just how real the changes are. 

Why Don't Women Trust Each Other Anymore? Institute for Feminine Leadership

Should You Trust Other Women? Huffington Post

The Broken Link: Women Trusting Women Psychology Today

T&C writes that Crawford made a significant effort to build bridges with Davis on the set of 'Baby Jane', the only movie the two legends ever made together. Crawford brought her small gifts until Davis sent her a note to please desist -- "I do not have time to go out and shop." Robert Aldrich, director of 'Baby Jane' said about the duo: "They were like two Sherman tanks, despising each other."

In payback for the years of being snubbed and sneered at, Crawford, who discreetly laced her perpetual glasses of Pepsi with vodka, may have decided the time had come for payback. A scene called for Baby Jane to carry her sister Blanche, bound and gagged, out of her bed. After Davis carried the slender Crawford out of bed, she screamed, "My back! My back!" The story goes that Crawford had strapped a special weightlifter's belt lined with lead beneath her costume. As Davis sobbed, in agony, Crawford returned to her dressing room, a tiny smile on her face.

In the 90-second trailer spot, Catherine Zeta-Jones's Olivia de Havilland recounts the tale of Bette Davis and Joan Crawford's unrivaled rivalry, lamenting, "For over half a century they hated each other—and we loved them for it." The 90-second spot introduces 'Baby Jane' director Alfred Molina's Robert Aldrich, a jarringly dramatic Stanley Tucci as Warner Bros. president Jack L. Warner --"You want me to work with her again? Are you crazy?! Never!" -- and Judy Davis as the notorious actress and gossip columnist Hedda Hopper. Kathy Bates joins the cast as actress Joan Blondell

Setting Susan Sarandon Straight: Hillary Women Aren't Thinking With Our Vaginas

Clio writes:

You are not on my bad side for supporting Bernie. You can support whoever you please. I and all the women of my generation and before our generation fought for our right to make our own choices. Our choices about our lives, our bodies and our politics. You are on my bad side for reducing yourself and other women to vaginas.

Women are not “vaginas”, “cunts”, or any word medical, Latin, French, street talk, baby talk, word that sums us up by the type of our genitals. Misogyny is reducing yourself and other women to a set of organs.

It’s not edgy, it’s not cool, it’s not progressive. It is reactionary. It is vulgar.