Part of WOFFF 2018
The Ageing Romcom Heroine in the Films of Nancy Meyers
Romcoms are widely held to be one of the most conservative of genres, yet Nancy Meyers's films illustrate how romantic comedy has become a crucial space in Hollywood for exploring the lives of older women typically erased on screen. With particular attention to Something's Gotta Give and It's Complicated, this session will examine how and why Meyers and her films have been widely undermined by popular criticism.
Free lecture by Dr Deborah Jermyn (University of Roehampton)