The other night I finally took the time to watch the French comedy I am Not an Easy Man on Netflix.
I am writing now in a few stolen moments between my nail appointment and my father stopping by to deliver some wood to my daughter. These are my reflections three days later without notes.
The basic premise is this: a single guy with a rich sexual history with women suddenly wakes up in a world where females are the dominant and stronger sex.
My almost-fourteen-year-old daughter watched bits of the film with me and I think it made her look at gender roles and gender expectations in a new light.
Women wore suits. Women initiated sex. Women went topless and didn’t shave.
Men waxed. Men stayed home with the children. Men carried purses.
Breasts became the power symbol.
The script was funny, but seriously thought provoking. I hope to watch it again and provide a more thorough analysis.