Rosemary's Baby

Rosemary's Baby ★★★★

"I dreamed someone was raping me."

last time i watched this, probably 15 years ago, it bugged me. Rosemary's lack of agency felt dated, kind of a variation on that thing where some old thriller could never work today because cellphones. by some probably very rigid reckoning of representation she seemed remarkably passive. i feel stupid about that now because that agency isn't missing, it's been taken, systematically stolen and then co-opted, which is of course entirely the point.

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