“Audrey Rouget” as career woman

From The Last Days of Disco (1998): “Audrey Rouget” as unmarried career woman (publishing editor) at the disco on the right:

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Here she is in Metropolitan (1990):

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I am of the party that she should have become Mrs Charlie Black. He was the right boy for her.

Whit Stillman, the director, is one of the more socially conservative movie directors, but turning one of his best characters into a presumably childless career woman isn’t going to save his WASP community.

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4 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by fuzziewuzziebear on April 24, 2017 at 7:10 pm

    Her face in profile is, for lack of a better word, elegant.

    Reply

    • Posted by Julian O'Dea on April 24, 2017 at 7:37 pm

      Yes. Although I think she was more cute and pretty than beautiful. Strangely I was trying to show her changed appearance but she looks rather similar in the two pictures actually. I do think there is a youthful bloom that she had lost by the time of the 1998 movie.

      I still maintain that having “Audrey Rouget” turn into Ms Audrey Rouget, “the youngest editor ever”, rather than Mrs Charlie Black bearing Charlie Black Jr and the Misses Black, is an error of artistic judgment, especially given the director’s stated intention of trying to show young women how to live. And Stillman’s own WASP class basically wrecked themselves by succumbing to feminism and infertility.

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