Meryl, Are You In There Somewhere?

By now, most of you have probably already seen photos of Meryl Streep’s Oscar-bait performance as Margaret Thatcher in “Iron Lady.” (Release: late December). What you might not have considered: how the movie will be marketed. Jeffrey Wells suggests two ways: ‘One, as a tribute to a woman “who came from nowhere to smash through barriers of gender and class to be heard in a male-dominated world.” And two, as a respectful salute to a tough, steely conservative who doesn’t seem so bad compared to the Palin-Bachmann tea-bagger wackos.’

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