History Theatre / TheWomen

17th Sep '17 2:41:07 AM Kitchen90
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** [[spoiler:Miriam and the rest of Mary's friend rush into the dressing room excitedly, telling her about Stephen and Buck's big fight on the dance-floor. The Countess sobs on the couch throughout.]]

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** [[spoiler:Miriam and the rest of Mary's friend friends rush into the dressing room excitedly, telling her about Stephen and Buck's big fight on the dance-floor. The Countess sobs on the couch throughout.]]
15th Sep '17 3:56:32 PM Kitchen90
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The play was made into a 1939 film directed by Creator/GeorgeCukor, with an AllStarCast of actresses that included Creator/NormaShearer, Creator/JoanCrawford, Creator/RosalindRussell, Paulette Goddard, and a young Creator/JoanFontaine in one of her first big roles. (As a matter of fact, in the movie there are no males of ANY species. The dogs are all bitches and the horses are all mares.) One, titled ''The Opposite Sex,'' was released in 1956 and actually featured men; the other, also titled ''The Women'' and featuring an all-female cast[[note]]With the exception of a scene at the end where one character has a newborn baby boy.[[/note]], came out in 2008.

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The play was made into a 1939 film directed by Creator/GeorgeCukor, with an AllStarCast of actresses that included Creator/NormaShearer, Creator/JoanCrawford, Creator/RosalindRussell, Paulette Goddard, Creator/PauletteGoddard, and a young Creator/JoanFontaine in one of her first big roles. (As a matter of fact, in the movie there are no males of ANY species. The dogs are all bitches and the horses are all mares.) One, titled ''The Opposite Sex,'' was released in 1956 and actually featured men; the other, also titled ''The Women'' and featuring an all-female cast[[note]]With the exception of a scene at the end where one character has a newborn baby boy.[[/note]], came out in 2008.
1st Sep '17 10:33:21 AM Kitchen90
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* BabiesEverAfter: Peggy arrives in Reno with Mary, hoping to divorce her husband, but after she discovers that she's pregnant, she phones him and calls off the divorce.

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* BabiesEverAfter: BabiesMakeEverythingBetter: Peggy arrives in Reno with Mary, hoping to divorce her husband, but after she discovers that she's pregnant, she phones him and calls off the divorce.
29th Aug '17 1:04:27 PM Kitchen90
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* GoshDarnItToHeck: Miriam says "all heck's broken loose".



* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Crystal brags to Mary that she can keep Steven because she's got Buck Winston, the Countess's latest husband... until she finds out that the company that Buck is the spokesperson for is actually owned by the Countess. She bought it because no one else would hire him, which means he's likely to be fired before or after he leaves the Countess.

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* HoistByHisOwnPetard: HoistByHisOwnPetard:
** Sylvia's discovery of Mary's husband having an affair satisfies her because she's having marital issues as well, but then discovers the reason why ... ''her'' husband is having an affair with a working-class girl too!
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Crystal brags to Mary that she can keep Steven because she's got Buck Winston, the [[spoiler:the Countess's latest husband... until she finds out that the company that Buck is the spokesperson for is actually owned by the Countess. She bought it because no one else would hire him, which means he's likely to be fired before or after he leaves the Countess.]]



* PassThePopcorn: Invoked. When the Countess learns that Miriam is seeing Sylvia Fowler's husband, and then Sylvia herself arrives, the Countess makes Miriam stay as they get acquainted just knowing something's about to go down. Lucy has more fun watching the fight but departs to get smelling salts for the loser, but comes back to see Sylvia's breakdown and restrain her.

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* PassThePopcorn: PassThePopcorn:
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Invoked. When the Countess learns that Miriam is seeing Sylvia Fowler's husband, and then Sylvia herself arrives, the Countess makes Miriam stay as they get acquainted just knowing something's about to go down. that Sylvia will eventually connect the dots. Lucy has more fun watching the eventual fight but departs to get smelling salts for the loser, but comes back to see Sylvia's breakdown and restrain her.her.
** [[spoiler:Miriam and the rest of Mary's friend rush into the dressing room excitedly, telling her about Stephen and Buck's big fight on the dance-floor. The Countess sobs on the couch throughout.]]
29th Aug '17 12:53:22 PM Kitchen90
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* OneHundredPercentAdorationRating: Mary seems to be well-liked by everyone, especially her staff. Her maid is absolutely devastated when she divorces and has to move out of New York and rushes out of the room trying not to cry.



** There's also an early scene where, after Sylvia's just gone off on one of her cattier tangents, one of the characters (known for her sarcastic one-liners), seemingly apropos of nothing, offers a plate of nuts to her. Seems innocent enough until you consider that "nuts to you" is an early 20th century equivalent of "go f- yourself."

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** There's also an early scene where, after Sylvia's just gone off on one of her cattier tangents, one of the characters (known for her sarcastic one-liners), seemingly apropos of nothing, offers a plate of nuts to her. Seems innocent enough until you consider that "nuts to you" is an early 20th century equivalent of "go f- yourself."a PrecisionFStrike.



* TheGhost: All the men, but especially Stephen. To get across Stephen's confrontation with Mary, the maid describes the conversation to the cook.

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* TheGhost: All the men, but especially Stephen. Stephen.
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To get across Stephen's confrontation with Mary, Stephen and Mary's argument, the maid describes eavesdrops and tells the conversation to cook everything she hears. We do, however, hear part of Mary's shouting as the cook.maid sneaks through the house.
** All of the final scene (and Mary's eventual revenge scheme on Crystal and Sylvia) takes place in the extremely large women's dressing room. [[spoiler:A major (and violent) conflict between a drunken Buck and Stephen on the dance-floor is told to Mary excitedly by Miriam and a couple of other friends, as a tearful Countess sobs on the sofa.]]



* GoodAdulteryBadAdultery: It's bad if you're a manipulative GoldDigger, okay if you're a NiceGirl and the wife is a horrible person like Sylvia.

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* GoodAdulteryBadAdultery: It's bad if you're a manipulative GoldDigger, GoldDigger like Crystal, okay if you're a NiceGirl like Miriam, and the wife is a horrible person like Sylvia.



* NiceGirl: Mary, her daughter Mary, and Peggy. Doubles as SpoiledSweet.

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* NiceGirl: Mary, her daughter Mary, and Peggy. Doubles as SpoiledSweet. Miriam is too, if you take her adultery out of the equation.



* ThoseTwoGuys: Sylvia and Edith.

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* ThoseTwoGuys: ThoseTwoGirls: Sylvia and Edith.
29th Aug '17 12:30:00 PM Kitchen90
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* ComicalAngryFace: Sylvia gets a few exaggerated facial expressions, whether angry or not.



* VillanousBreakdown: Sylvia, after the fight with Miriam, throws cutlery around screeching "I hate you!" and "I hate everybody!" repeatedly as everyone cowers around her.

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* VillanousBreakdown: VillainousBreakdown: Sylvia, after the fight with Miriam, throws cutlery around screeching "I hate you!" and "I hate everybody!" repeatedly as everyone cowers around her.
29th Aug '17 12:19:59 PM Kitchen90
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* ArcWords: The "Jungle Red" shade of nail varnish is mentioned a lot. It even becomes a part of Mary's boast of vengeance.



* TheBabyOfTheBunch: Peggy is treated like this, especially by Mary, who is like the TeamMom.

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* TheBabyOfTheBunch: Peggy is treated like this, especially by Mary, who is like the TeamMom.her CoolBigSis.



* BreakTheHaughty: The whole point of the film; Mary basically is a wealthy socialite with a darling child who doesn't have a care in the world. But her cousin Sylvia, with a strained marriage of her own and semi-envious of Mary's happiness, decides to destroy Mary's life by revealing her husband's adultery and pressuring her to divorce her husband.

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* BreakTheHaughty: The whole point of the film; film.
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Mary basically is a wealthy socialite with a darling child who doesn't have a care in the world. But her cousin Sylvia, with a strained marriage of her own and semi-envious of Mary's happiness, decides to destroy Mary's life by revealing her husband's adultery and pressuring her to divorce her husband.



** When Mary confronts Crystal in the dressing rooms, this exchange happens:
--->'''Mary:''' May I suggest, if you're dressing to please Stephen, not that one. He doesn't like such obvious effects.
--->'''Crystal:''' ''[smugly]'' Thanks for the tip. But when anything I wear doesn't please Stephen, I take it off.



* NiceGirl: Mary, her daughter Mary, and Peggy.

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* NiceGirl: Mary, her daughter Mary, and Peggy. Doubles as SpoiledSweet.


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* TheObiWan: Miriam gives Mary advice on saving her marriage, telling her that Stephen is probably waiting for her to talk to him again and revoke the divorce. She tells Mary a story of how she dated someone who proposed to her, but she refused, later discovering that her ex-lover had married someone else by the time she wanted to reconcile. Mary takes the advice, just as Stephen phones her to let her know that he'd married Crystal [[GaveUpTooSoon the moment the divorce was finalized.]]


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* PreAssKickingOneLiner: "I've had two years to grow claws, Mother. Jungle Red!"


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* RichBitch: Notably, Sylvia and Edith. Mary's mother, however, seems to think it's the whole of her daughter's gang.


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* VillanousBreakdown: Sylvia, after the fight with Miriam, throws cutlery around screeching "I hate you!" and "I hate everybody!" repeatedly as everyone cowers around her.


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* WorldOfSnark: Everyone gets a chance to make a snide comment.
28th Aug '17 11:28:42 AM Kitchen90
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* TheBabyOfTheBunch: Peggy is treated like this, especially by Mary, who is like the TeamMom.



* BreakTheHaughty: The whole point of the film; Mary basically is a wealthy socialite with a darling child who doesn't have a care in the world. But her cousin Sylvia, with a strained marriage of her own and semi-envious of Mary's happiness, decides to destroy Mary's life by revealing her husband's adultery and egging her own to divorce her husband.

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* BreakTheHaughty: The whole point of the film; Mary basically is a wealthy socialite with a darling child who doesn't have a care in the world. But her cousin Sylvia, with a strained marriage of her own and semi-envious of Mary's happiness, decides to destroy Mary's life by revealing her husband's adultery and egging pressuring her own to divorce her husband.
28th Aug '17 11:10:33 AM Kitchen90
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* AnimalMotifs: The opening credits of the 1939 movie.
* BeAWhoreToGetYourMan: "You should have licked that girl where she licked you--in his arms."

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* AnimalMotifs: The opening credits of the 1939 movie.
movie. Notable ones are Crystal as a cheetah, Mary as a doe, Peggy as a lamb, and Edith as [[StealthInsult a cow]].
* BabiesEverAfter: Peggy arrives in Reno with Mary, hoping to divorce her husband, but after she discovers that she's pregnant, she phones him and calls off the divorce.
* BeAWhoreToGetYourMan: Mary is advised, "You should have licked that girl [Crystal] where she licked you--in his arms.""
* BitchInSheepsClothing: Sylvia. She relishes in Mary's marriage rocking after her husband's affair, claims to stand by her, and then is seen being friendly with the mistress Crystal.


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* NiceGirl: Mary, her daughter Mary, and Peggy.


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* ThoseTwoGuys: Sylvia and Edith.
27th Aug '17 3:37:44 PM jamespolk
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The play was made into a 1939 film directed by Creator/GeorgeCukor, with an AllStarCast of actresses that included Creator/NormaShearer, Creator/JoanCrawford, Rosalind Russell, Paulette Goddard, and a young Creator/JoanFontaine in one of her first big roles. (As a matter of fact, in the movie there are no males of ANY species. The dogs are all bitches and the horses are all mares.) One, titled ''The Opposite Sex,'' was released in 1956 and actually featured men; the other, also titled ''The Women'' and featuring an all-female cast[[note]]With the exception of a scene at the end where one character has a newborn baby boy.[[/note]], came out in 2008.

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The play was made into a 1939 film directed by Creator/GeorgeCukor, with an AllStarCast of actresses that included Creator/NormaShearer, Creator/JoanCrawford, Rosalind Russell, Creator/RosalindRussell, Paulette Goddard, and a young Creator/JoanFontaine in one of her first big roles. (As a matter of fact, in the movie there are no males of ANY species. The dogs are all bitches and the horses are all mares.) One, titled ''The Opposite Sex,'' was released in 1956 and actually featured men; the other, also titled ''The Women'' and featuring an all-female cast[[note]]With the exception of a scene at the end where one character has a newborn baby boy.[[/note]], came out in 2008.
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