Despite everyone claiming otherwise, there is still a distinct gap between the sexes, especially in Hollywood and the media. Whereas men are nearly always strong, silent and able to defend themselves and their families at the drop of a hat, women still often act meek and demure and need to be rescued by the virile hero. Though, admittedly, some of the more recent films (such as The Force Awakens and Gravity) have begun to help demolish that aspect of the filmic world.
It is within these newer, closer-to-enlightened times that we see the latest trailer for 20th Century Women enter the world. Set to a speech by President Jimmy Carter decrying the youth of the 1970’s, the trailer shows a fantastic cast, (Annette Benning, Greta Gerwig and Elle Fanning) as three women help a young boy learn various important life lessons such as freedom and love.
The trailer sets the film up to be a funny and endearing experience, with plenty of bright colours to help evoke the 70’s youth culture.
20th Century Women is out 20th January 2017.