Dec. 29, 2022

Quick Take: How to Please a Woman

Quick Take: How to Please a Woman

I am starting the year as I mean to go on, celebrating another mainstream movie, much like Good Luck to You, Leo Grande, that is focused on womens' capabilities, wishes, desires and pleasures. And not as a subplot, but central to the action. I think it's a very auspicious start to the new year. May this tiny trend continue!

It's their job to iron and mop and give orgasms—in whatever order the customer demands. Luckily none of this is illegal. They checked. The ensemble acting of How to Please a Woman is one of the best aspects of this sweet little ride of a movie.

I think this review gets it right—a solid three stars. This movie might not be about the most earth-shattering sex, the most titillating banter or Instagram-perfect moments, but it is about seeking out the sex life you deserve, in any form, starting right where are you are.

I was a bit unfair to The Full Monty in this episode —it's a similar enjoyment for sure, but there's something about a movie described as "crowd pleasing" that rubs me the wrong way—like knowing you're going to get smoothed sanitized stereotypes rather than some earthy authentic moments. I think How to Please a Woman balances it well. Not too shocking but not ready for Hallmark either.

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