Shania Twain Biopic Reminds Us Feminism Can Actually Be Sexy And Fun

Shania Twain Biopic Reminds Us Feminism Can Actually Be Sexy And Fun


The new Shania Twain biopic, “Not Just a Girl,” leaves a lot to be desired as a documentary about a remarkable person. But as a reminder of what it means to be a feminist in the traditional sense, it hits the nail on the head.

Twain’s take on “feminism” — she never identifies herself as a “feminist” that I remember — isn’t the aggressive, man-hating, rage-filled “gender identity” ideology of today. Her music and attitude are not about rejecting men, running them down, or trying to be a man herself, but proclaiming self-reliance with or without a man and celebrating characteristics that are distinctively feminine, even if, amusingly, they aren’t always particularly flattering.

The new Netflix production opens with Twain — from behind, a Sarah

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