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Oh My Man, I Depend On Him So,
This review is from: Funny Girl (VHS Tape)Funny Girl perpetuates the concept of second-class citizenship for females, dependence upon "my man" and a woman's subjugation of her own life to the weaknesses and insecurities of a ne'er-do-well husband. Notice how Barbra's character continually gave priority to her less-than-honorable husband's preferences, always deferring to his need to save face and be "masculine." Given contemporary thought toward the equality of women in society, Funny Girl has not aged well at all, and should not be shown to impressionable, insecure adolescent girls.
Funny Girl is a far cry from Barbra's other song/dance extravaganza, Hello Dolly. That film championed a woman's independence and self-direction, adducing a couple of take-charge entrepreneurs in the two main female roles, two strong and successful ladies who called their own shots. Hello Dolly sets a constructive example for young women.
Anyone who considers Funny Girl a great film has serious internal guidance deficiencies.