I just noticed that this is being aired in about an hour on TCM.
Every once in a while, a film comes along that knocks mister know-it-all film buff right on his ass, and this one of them for me.
IIRC, it's shot in 16mm. It looks kinda rough and it's a low budget film, but I think it's remarkable. At the time the film was made at the end of the 1960s, feminism was on the rise in this country, and this makes Wanda all the more remarkable, because the main character is in no way a feminist icon.
Actor/director Barbara Loden's life was cut short by cancer, but take a look at this rough gem and you'll get an idea of what we may have gotten from her had she lived.
"I am your retribution." - Donald Trump, speech at CPAC, March 4, 2023
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