Stage Door Review: A Film Lead By Women That Feels Remarkably Before Its Time


Gregory La Cava’s Stage Door has an almost surreal atmosphere to it, as it comes across as a film that could come out today and be nearly exactly the same. A mix of young aspiring actresses all living together in a theatre-based hostel, showing their high points and their lows. The behaviours of these women strays from the norm (of what I’ve seen, at least,) for women at that time. Almost every one of them is snarky beyond belief, and it is a joy to watch. They are not quiet, and polite. They’re loud, vivacious, exceedingly sarcastic, and their jokes are told in rapid fire succession.

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