For The New York Times Magazine, Lydia Kiesling examines the mothers of The Lost Daughter, C'mon C'mon, Scenes from a Marriage, Maid, and Moonlight. Read the brief excerpt below and the full piece on The New York Times' website.
Hollywood Loves a Monstruous Mommy. Can It Do Her Justice? by Lydia Kiesling
The mother occupies a bewildering place in American society, simultaneously omnipresent and irrelevant. Harried moms are enshrined in paper-towel commercials, while our political institutions show a Teflon-like resistance to addressing their material needs.
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