'Suffragette': What Do Men Fear?
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Exploding buildings and passions define the fight for women's right to vote in Britain in the early 20th century. The new movie Suffragette tells that story in a thrilling, action-packed all-women production, starring Carey Mulligan as Maude Watts, a laundry worker, mother and wife. Radicalized by the rhetoric of activists including pharmacist Edith Ellyn (Helena Bonham Carter), fellow worker Violet Miller (Anne-Marie Duff), under the leadership of Emmeline Pankhurst (Meryl Streep), Maude Watts is compelled to violence in the streets, yes, but just watch her up close wielding a hot iron. While none of the actors showed up for a grand lunch at Locanda Verde in the movie's honor, the director Sarah Gavron, producer Alison Owen, scriptwriter Abi Morgan, and Pankhurst's great granddaughter Helen Pankhurst spoke on a panel moderated by Marie Brenner, about the filmmaking and why this film is relevant now. The image of a suffragette to most is Mrs. Banks in Disney's Mary Poppins, wearing a
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