Madwoman Out of the Attic

a feminist trudging forward in a patriarchal world

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

The Politician's Wife

I just netflixed an outstanding Masterpiece Theater production called "The Politician's Wife."

It's the story of the proper, dutiful wife of a British Minister of the Family (like a Secretary of ____, I suppose.) She finds out he's been having an affair, but it's not the one night stand he tells her it is. It's been going on for a year. Then one night her husband rapes her, and her masterful plan to destroy him is set in motion.

It was like watching Shakespeare. Absolutely perfect.


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