Easy Virtue – Hitchcock Puts High Society on Trial

First Youtube video of 2022, in which Hitchcock goes courting! In the video, I’ll dive into why Easy Virtue as a whole doesn’t really hold up under scrutiny, but the first 18 minutes make for an excellent short film. The section of the story that takes place in a courtroom is exciting for a lot of reasons, but mostly because it visually represents how society’s idea of justice is skewed against women. For 1927, it’s a pretty bold idea (although the rest of the story undermines the feminist messaging in the courtroom).

So grab your stenographer and join me as we talk about Alfred Hitchcock’s Easy Virtue…

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