(And why they'd probably never call it that... 😂)
French Hollywood is the best-- Nikita and Call My Agent! You’re speaking my binge language. Looking forward to your compound pharmacy post!
I BLOODY LOVE Nikita, and also the US remake with Bridget Fonda, Point of No Return. Anne Bancroft is the older woman in that one, and while the action of the scene between the two of them is similar, it lacks the deep French reverence for older women you called out in Nikita. Can't wait till compounding pharmacies are more common in the US. I think that Everything All At Once as a peri-metaphor is awesome and I'm going to use that!
A great analysis. It is so much more than a society that accepts older women, it is the attitude of women themselves. Though French women do have a much narrower acceptance of what is suitable fashion. Of course, they use their limited palette to great effectiveness, and French (and Italian) women look very elegant. British women never look as good, but I love the freedom and acceptance of individual fashion choices in the UK. Vivienne Westwood would never have made it in France.