S3 E2 Little Women: not all 'sweetness and light'


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Title:S3E2: Little Women: not all 'sweetness and light'

Today, your four hosts gather together to discuss a literary-turned-big-screen phenomenon that’s been sweeping the world and the awards ceremonies. We absolutely adore this modern-day adaptation by Greta Gerwig (who directed Lady Bird) and together, we explore the various themes within the movie. Many of us have read the novel at a younger age, so join us on this journey as we attempt to reconcile the world we knew back then, the world in which the story happens, and the world we live in today: many things have changed for the better, while others, not so much.

A snapshot of some of the things we discuss in this episode:

  • Louisa Alcott’s life and personality; broader socio-economic and historical background; and how these factors influenced the book
  • The role of the female storyteller (both Alcott and Gerwig) and the stories they tell (and society’s reception of it)
  • The coming of age story: women’s self actualization and its conflict with the construct of marriage
  • Greta Gerwig’s career progression from actress to director, and her own evolved film style


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