Women on the Verge?

Random query to you, lovely reader.
Over the last several weeks, I've been contemplating hosting a blogathon about "Women on the Verge" movies, a sub-sub-genre of films I quite adore about women going a little bit mad as they're confined in institutions like prison, hospital, school, or marriage. This morning, I revised my fantasy to be more like Final Girl's Film Club or The Film Experience's Musical of the Month, where we'd pick one movie a month that I invite y'all to screen with me. Are you at all interested? (And, if so, what movies from 1969 might you suggest for our first "Women on the Verge" outing in November?)


Matt said...

"They Shoot Horses, Don't They?" is perfect for your theme--and Jane Fonda and Susannah York give great performances.

Alex in Movieland said...

Although I haven't seen it (and I don't think I'll have acces 2 it), "The Happy Ending" with Jean Simmons seems to fit the profile.
"A middle-aged woman walks out on her husband and family in an desperate attempt to find herself."

Are you looking for supporting actresses that fit the profile or leading too?

Beef said...

"The Happy Ending" is a great suggestion--it was available on VHS a few years ago. The movie itself is on the trite side, but Jean Simmons is amazing in it. Great work, too, from the (eclectic) supporting actress cast: Shirley Jones, Nanette Fabray, Teresa Wright, Tina Louise.

mrpeenee said...

Count me in, even though this reminds me that I'm still pouting that Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown isn't available from Netflix. Bastards.

StinkyLulu said...

Thanks for the tip on The Happy Ending. It's not readily available so it won't work for this but I'm really glad y'all have flagged it.

Teresa Wright & Tina Louise & Nanette Fabray? Oh my!


what a great idea!