Film transformations aren’t all about eyebrow-plucking and wearing a nice dress – they’re also about flying and prosthetics
Out with the old, in with the new: suburban housewife puts on groovy jacket and learns that life isn’t all picket fences and ironing. In Susan Seidelman’s 1985 comedy, bored Roberta (Rosanna Arquette) lives vicariously through enigmatic drifter Susan (Madonna), whose messages she reads in the personal ads. Her obsession leads to an appropriation of Susan’s lacy, trashy aesthetic – and liberation.
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