The Sexist Interview: Young Helen Mirren

Helen Mirren was extremely poised, intelligent and witty, even then. It’s a fascinating interview, although sexist in some bits. I agree that school can be oppressive with all it’s rules and lack of liberty. At least in Singapore and in primary school in the 70’s it was especially so.

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She makes an intelligence comment about nudity here.

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If you haven’t already watched her funny or die video with Billy Crystal, you just have to.

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4 Responses to The Sexist Interview: Young Helen Mirren

  1. Kaho says:

    Very interesting interview! She made a good point about nudity. I am too self-conscious to do it myself, but I am open to the idea. Schools in Japan can be very suppressive, too. In case of Japan, at least when I was in middle school, it seemed that the more liberty school gave, the more trust school had for the students.

    • bookjunkie says:

      Back in the 70’s school was an extremely oppressive place for kids in Singapore, tantamount to child abuse with corporal punishment etc. I think it’s more relaxed now with the opposite happening – like teacher abuse, where there are cases of teachers being assaulted.

  2. plumerainbow says:

    Ah Helen Mirren. The Queen was a marvellous piece. And recently I watched The Last Station in which she played Leo Tolstoy’s wife.
    Incidentally, many years ago she also had a role in The Mosquito Coast (the movie based on the book by Theroux).

    • bookjunkie says:

      I enjoyed both The Queen and the Last Station….she was electrifying. I have yet to read or catch the movie Mosquito Coast…been meaning to for so long…it’s on my list..thanks for the reminder.

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