In Hollywood in the 1930s, there were women who had been there: 16 years old, who wrote "God is dead"; who was arrested; divorced at a very young age; who was a mistress; women's organizations, capitalist societies, filmmakers, police, judiciary, psychiatrists, and women whose parents most wanted to fix them. Clearly weak can not help but wind, but everyone rejects.

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In Hollywood in the 1930s, there was such a woman there: a woman who was so skeptical of the world that he was so popular and criticized for writing an article about "God is dead" at the age of 16; A woman whose psychiatrists and parents most want to repair and control. Clearly weak can not help the wind, unarmed, but everyone rejected the woman. Frances Farmer, the woman's story, in the 1982 film "Francis," through Jessica Lange's performance, lets the audience see the violent and beautiful, rebellious behind the grief. Watching the film bring her life to the present, one can't help but wonder: Why are there girls who have opinions that are always seen as a threat?

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Newspapers and journalists

The Seattle girl denied God - the film began with her 16-year-old speech "God is dead" and the 1930s, when the U.S. economy was in recession, and frances' speeches and writings made her compare her to left-wing politicians, even though she was only 16. But it is seen as anti-Christ and anarchists who want to go to hell.

The real-life Frances, actually inspired by Nietzsche's writings, says: Sometimes I lose my hat and I ask God to find it. Every day many people die in war and suffering, and if God really sees everyone as equal, why do these things happen every day? However, because she won the championship, she was able to make a trip to Russia for free. The decision meant the newspaper would always be with her, but she just wanted to travel, leave Seattle and see the world. It was also the first time she had confronted her mother.

After returning from Russia, she began her career as an actress in Hollywood. At the time, Louella Parsons predicted: "It's better than Greta Garbo."

After she became an actress, her resistance to the filmmakers, her absence from the cast, her shift ingress to the left-wing theater, and her public satire of the acerbic journalists made her once again a newspaper and media favorite, saying that she was spoiled before she wanted to break up with Hollywood.

Until she began to be arrested, collapsed, out of control, suffering from emotional illness and needed to be admitted to hospital, she was still being chased by journalists. In prison, the reporter also reminded her to comb her hair, she said: "Take my most real look (Take me way i am).


I'm not a charming woman in Hollywood.
Frances Farmer, "Francis" (1982) by Jessica Lange

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She has opinions about almost everything and is not afraid to raise them. In the broken movie scene, her costume is spotless, she will say; she doesn't want to take pictures in her own swimwear, and she speaks directly, even though she was only a new actor on a six-month contract. Later, the filmmaker wanted to extend her contract to seven years, provided she did a good job as an actress, helped the company make money, didn't have an opinion, and didn't resist orders. Such a contract extension, as if to ring her death knell.

She's not happy at all, she's aiming for a Broadway theater, and she wants to do shows and performances that change social consciousness in a depressed economy. And Hollywood just wants to turn her into another blonde.

"Come and Get It" film, she returned to Seattle, she saw the former in the auditorium called her hell, this time said to be proud of themselves; And the Seattle premiere of the glittering hall couldn't stand her, opting for a solo walk by the sea, lonely, angry and sad.

Husband and lover

I can't breathe!

Frances Farmer, "Francis" (1982) by Jessica Lange

Faced with a husband who likes to reinvent himself, his low self-esteem and controlling personality, and the troubles and depressions of her own, which no one in the family understands, are her own, she feels for the first time the suffocation of adult life and real life. It turns out that she can't do whatever she wants, to make her own dissatisfied and politically cold Hollywood movies, and people like her because of it;

Take off her stockings, in front of the mirror, and see the husband behind her, she consciously can't breathe. And on this night, it was the night at the end of the marriage.

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I thought it would be different this time, but it wasn't.

Frances Farmer, "Francis" (1982) by Jessica Lange

The beginning of her troupe career was the beginning of another love for her. Her fame brought attention to the left-wing troupe, and Clifford Odets, who was in charge of the script, began to fall in love with her and became a mistress. This time it was thought it would be a dream come true and you could take to the theatre stage to perform shows such as "Golden Boy" (1937) and "Quiet City" (1939). She was eventually betrayed by the troupe and her lover, who had planned to go to London to perform, and was suddenly told that she had been replaced by a richer actress, meaning that the fame the troupe needed was taken from Frances, and the money was obtained next through another troupe, and she and Odets Love is also unilaterally interrupted, put the heart and love into the water.

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Looking at these people, I wonder if there is anyone else in the world who loves someone else.

Frances Farmer, "Francis" (1982) by Jessica Lange

Is it because values are different from religious and political attitudes that she needs to be targeted by newspapers at the age of 16? Is it because she's upset, or is Hollywood's demands on her, or even for any actress, unreasonable, so she won't stay? Faced with a variety of traditional frameworks, from the church to the government, from the judiciary to the mental hospital, from Hollywood to the reporter, she is not afraid to be the real self, a person challenges all kinds of machines.

At the end of the film, her conversation with a psychiatrist was thought-provoking: I didn't want you to turn me into a boring, mediocre and ordinary person. Later, was sent to the operating bed, undergoing brain leaf removal surgery, a now no longer used psychiatric treatment, so that she can return to normal, no longer violent, no longer protest, no longer have a opinion. We've all been Frances, or we've always been strong. In fact, to be a master of uncompromising girls, there is no problem. (Same Show: From Twilight to Neutral, Kristen Stewart Changes The Way You Stare at Her)