Movie of older women dating younger man
The movie is based on Terry Mc Millan's book about her own marriage to Jonathan Plummer, a Jamaican, when she was in her late 40s and he in his early 20s.The two divorced after Plummer admitted he was gay.
Harold (Bud Cort) even plans on marrying his beloved Maude (Ruth Gordon) but doesn't get the chance.On her 80th birthday, the eccentric Maude commits suicide, leaving young Harold devastated.Ashby had wanted to film the unlikely couple making love, but the studio wouldn't let him.Stella (Angela Bassett) is a 40-year-old California stockbroker who heads to Jamaica for some much-needed R&R—and winds up having an affair with a man half her age.Joe moves into Norma's mansion to work on a script, but she ultimately requires more than he's willing to give. Montgomery Clift was signed to play Joe, but he quit the project, reportedly because—given his own affair with an older woman at the time—the part hit too close to home."Nuke" La Loosh (Tim Robbins) is a rookie minor league pitcher who needs to learn the ropes, and baseball groupie Annie Savoy (Susan Sarandon) is just the cougar to teach him.While catcher "Crash" Davis (Kevin Costner) works on the kid's baseball fundamentals, Annie seduces the young stud, introduces him to bondage and reads him poetry.
This is where Sarandon and Robbins, who have two sons together in real life but split in 2009, first met.
Hal Ashby's dark comedy about a death-obsessed young man's love affair with a 79-year-old woman he meets at a funeral may not be sexy, but it's about as charming and quirky as movies come.
We're not huge fans of the word "cougar" — used, for the most part, to try to humiliate women who date younger men (their "prey," known as cubs).
But for better or worse, it's in the lexicon, which means that the idea that older women can still be sexy — and sexual — is out there, too.
The following group of films shows that the cougar's been around in popular culture for a while, that cougar/cub desire is a two-way street, and that these couplings can be good, bad, or downright scary.
Norma Desmond (Gloria Swanson) is a forgotten (not to mention wacko) silent-movie star obsessed with a down-and-out young screenwriter named Joe Gillis (William Holden).