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The Iron Lady gets no liberal love in these defaced new posters

01.12.2012

THE IRON LADY opens tomorrow, and in some sort of weird last ditch effort to appeal to lefties, the Weinstein Co. has released a set of new, "defaced" one sheets for the Margaret Thatcher biopic.

The posters play on the idea of Thatcher if she were a political candidate today, referencing things such as the Occupy movement and the Tea Party. While that's all very good and clever, the problem I have with these is that they're suddenly now pandering to a group when, according to our own Chris Bumbray, the film itself is apparently too chicken shit to take any sort of stand for or against Thatcher the politician: "I suppose [director Phyllida Lloyd] can’t be blamed for playing it safe in regards to Thatcher’s life, as going either too positive or too negative would have invited a lot of criticism. However, the result is a “just-the-facts” style presentation that gets a little boring after awhile."

THE IRON LADY, starring Meryl Streep and Jim Broadbent, opens tomorrow.

Synopsis: THE IRON LADY tells the compelling story of Margaret Thatcher, a woman who smashed through the barriers of gender and class to be heard in a male-dominated world. The story concerns power and the price that is paid for power, and is a surprising and intimate portrait of an extraordinary and complex woman.









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