1987’s iconic Fatal Attraction is the latest Pop Feminist movie pick. I know. Duh. Fatal Attraction made major waves in the feminist community upon its release for the monstrosity of its villain, who also happened to be a single, successful, middle-aged woman. It’s hard to say in retrospect if the criticism of Fatal Attraction by feminists is merited, but its DVD release sheds some pretty interesting light on the issue.

The DVD includes (amazingly) the original alternate ending, which I think complicates the misogynistic implications of the film. Furthermore, we get to see the filmmakers discuss their view on the feminism of the film in a special menu section entitled “Social Attraction” (inspired). Last, the DVD quality makes Glenn Close’s brilliant, enduring portrayal of Alex just that much sharper to the eye– reason enough to add this classic thriller to your queue.

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