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Le sexe du rire
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The sex of laughter
For centuries, laughter was almost exclusively male. Kept under close watch, feminine laughter was only tolerated in the salons, hidden from prying eyes. A woman who laughed was considered insolent, mad, hysterical. Laughter deforms and disfigures, the very opposite of beauty, seduction and what is thought of as femininity ...
Directed by: Julie Peyrard, Lise Thomas-Richard (France, 2021)