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A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
Hard work and dedication can lead to success. Women deserve freedom in what they do and wear. It's important to stay true to yourself and not be afraid to break the mold.
Positive Role Models
Mary Quant is shown as talented and hardworking. She is unafraid to stand up for what she believes in, take risks, and turn heads -- taking on an industry mostly dominated by men. Those around her are mostly supportive, and those she works with in the industry are mainly shown in a positive light.
Main subject is female and built an empire at a time when the industry was almost exclusively run by men. Mary Quant is shown to be smart, talented, hardworking, and able to hold her own in a predominantly male environment. Mostly White people seen in archive footage and talking heads, with a few exceptions on the runway and mention of Mary Quant using Black models at a time when the catwalks were less diverse. Word "schizophrenia" used flippantly to describe differing and changing roles of women.
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Violence & Scariness
Mention of World War II and the Blitz. Archive footage of bombs dropping on London, with fires and buildings in rubble, as well as reels of soldiers with guns. Rifles shot at clay pigeons. Passing mention of domestic abuse.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Occasional kissing in archive footage, as well as in photos. Sexual references including implication of sex in back of pubs. Mention of cutting pubic hair into heart shape. Photos of models topless, though seen from the side, as well as bare behinds in fashion shoot. Some provocative, sexualized fashion shots. Reference to the contraceptive pill.
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Language includes a use of the word "f--k," as well as numerous uses of "bloody."
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Products & Purchases
Focus on Mary Quant brand, which began in fashion but was licensed across the globe and expanded into make-up, interiors, and even wine. Repeated mention of shopping and selling, and numerous scenes in shops. Other fashion labels referenced, including Christian Dior, Vidal Sassoon, and JCPenney.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
People are seen drinking alcohol and smoking cigarettes at parties, during interviews, and in archive photos. Pipes also smoked. Passing mention of drugs.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Quant is a lively documentary about British fashion designer Mary Quant. It uses archive footage and photos alongside dramatic reconstructions and talking heads to portray her life from childhood to the present day. Quant's brand is mentioned throughout, as are other fashion companies. There is drinking and smoking in archive and interview footage, and partial nudity in fashion shots, along with some kissing. The word "f--k" is used on one occasion and "bloody" numerous times. A reference to World War II includes footage of bombings and reels of soldiers with guns. The emergence of Mary Quant is plotted alongside the women's liberation movement, including mention of the contraceptive pill. The documentary is a positive love letter to an influential designer that is compelling to watch and likely to interest fans of fashion and the '60s era in particular. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
Actress Sadie Frost takes her first step into feature-length movie-making with this lively and entertaining documentary about iconic British fashion designer Mary Quant. Quant has the standard mix of talking heads and archive footage, which is bolstered by fun fictional reconstructions, plenty of attitude, and touches of visual flair. However, it perhaps lacks the originality and innovation of the subject herself.
What it does well is capture the revolutionary feeling of the '60s, the women's liberation movement, Mod culture, and the British Invasion, all perfectly soundtracked by the likes of The Kinks and The Who. She became the "face" of the infamous miniskirt, and the film goes on to explore the ways the designer continued to tap into the spirit of the time and, with the help of her husband and business partner, expand her brand into every last corner of consumer culture. It's a fun portrait of a revolutionary figure and a fascinating glimpse into the rise of a hugely successful business empire.
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