The buried history of the outrageous, often brilliant women who founded the modern women’s movement from 1966 to 1971.
She’s Beautiful’ takes us from the founding of NOW, with ladies in hats and gloves, to the emergence of more radical factions of women’s liberation; from intellectuals like Kate Millett to the street theatrics of W.I.T.C.H. (Women’s International Conspiracy from Hell!).Artfully combining dramatisations, performance and archival imagery, the film recounts the stories of women who fought for their own equality, and in the process created a world-wide revolution.‘She’s Beautiful’ does not try to romanticise the early movement, but dramatises it in its exhilarating, quarrelsome, sometimes heart-wrenching glory.
The film does not shy away from the controversies over race, sexual preference and leadership that arose in the women’s movement. The documentary captures the spirit of the time; thrilling, scandalous, and often hilarious.
Stirring. Celebrates feminist history with gusto.Anita Katz, SF Examiner