Note To Movie-Makers: Sex Doesn’t End At 35

Why are critics going so ga-ga over 50-something women showing a little skin in recent movies? “Though the American film industry has pretty much had a 35-and-out attitude toward women as sexual beings, the trend, if indeed it is a trend and not merely a confluence of goose-bumped flesh, is more reflective of real life than the way things have been. Women’s bodies don’t become decrepit when the first grey hair appears, and sexual desire doesn’t dissipate when a woman blows out the 36th candle on a birthday cake.”