The Notorious Bettie Page is a competent, tame, by-the-numbers, biopic. It is watchable, somewhat interesting, but not fully successful on any level.
It covers Page’s life from her teens to her 30s. 1,250 more words
I have been lucky enough to see Ayad Akhtar’s Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, Disgraced, at Broadway’s Lyceum Theater. But I have not been lucky enough to resolve it — or perhaps that should read “unlucky enough,” for Akhtar’s heady drama is one of tensions and ambiguities; its resolution would spoil a nuanced look at both contemporary issues of Islamic faith and jihadi terrorism, and more timeless issues of identity and tradition. 1,520 more words
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Man on Street: You don’t have to be ashamed.
Bettie Page: I’m not ashamed. Adam and Eve were naked in the Garden of Eden, weren’t they?