94) Armond White Movie Review of the Jane Campion film The Piano -1993-
Jane Campion’s version of feminism sentimentalizes women’s…
predicaments and attempts to make fools of us all. The Piano–her third, again overrated, feature film–has the maudlin hysteria of a romance novel, except that New Zealander Jane Campion adds on the kind of weighty sexual politics she thinks are new but were fashionable in the Western pop literature of twenty years ago…The Piano sets back feminist thinking through Jane Campion’s simple-minded romanticism. Her lachrymose critique of patriarchy adds nothing to…”
To read more of Armond White’s take on Jane Campion’s The Piano film, purchase a new or used copy of The Resistance: Ten Years of Pop Culture That Shook The World.