Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Review of 'Bombshell'

A bit on the long side but an interesting fim about Hedy Lamarr, who was both beautiful and very clever, in a world where being both was not a permissible option for women. So the film is quite sad. Lamarr was celebrated for her beauty but her intelligence was deemed inadmissible. Her achievements - notably the invention of frequency hopping - were not given any recognition in her lifetime.

She was too beautiful to get really good parts and ended up doing sultry sexpot roles, until she was too old for those. Then she descended into a world of ghastly and increasingly ineffective plastic surgery in a doomed effort to stay beautiful and young.

Watched on Netflix.

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