Poor Things

Yehudit Mam
6 min readJan 27, 2024

Mansplaining feminism

Yorgos Lanthimos first made a splash with Dogtooth, a sharp high concept movie that takes place in a house with four people. It’s about an authoritarian father who controls his children by keeping them at home and changing the names of things; a brilliant parable of fascism. This is somewhat reminiscent of Poor Things, a fairy tale fantasy set in Victorian times in which Godwin Baxter, a scientist (Willem Dafoe)…

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Yehudit Mam

Author of Serves You Right, a novel in NFT. Cocreator of dada.nyc. A Jewish Aztec Princess with a passion for film, food, and human foibles. yehuditmam.net