I have been looking forward to watching Marie Antoinette for quite some time. This movie was directed by Sofia Coppola, who also directed the heartbreaking Virgin Suicides. Both of these movies deal with females who become marginalized in a male-driven society. This truly is a shame, because God created women to be treasured and loved. Yet in this movie, Antoinette is only valued for her ability to bear an heir. Until she does, all she hears is criticism and how precarious her situation is. I still remember a moment in the Virgin Suicides. The character played by Josh Hartnett is finally able to deflower Kirsten Dunst as the "lead virgin." Up until that moment, he was totally obsessed with her. When she finally made love to him, he abandons her on a football field. She does the walk of shame alone into her house. I remember thinking how unfair this was. After she gave away the great treasure of her virginity, she lost all possibility of being interesting to his character.
I had this same sense of injustice in my mind as I watched Marie Antoinette.