The modern world is an excellent place, but it has its disadvantages. As Sonia Gandhi points out, greed and graft are on the rise, and this puts the principles of independent India in danger1. There are less than one thousand five hundred tigers left in India. And of course our ancestors never had to deal with the news constantly talking about Dolly Bindra. Despite the excellent things we have today - low fare airlines, online radio, and Sushil Kumar - in many ways we are worse off than we were fifty years ago.
One of the ways in which we are worse off is that our movies no longer have vamps. Yes, they have item numbers, but the vamp in her own right has vanished. The situation isn't as bad in Hollywood, but the golden age of the femme fatale is over. Sure, femme fatales make an appearance every now and then, but by and large the manic pixie dream girls have taken over.
This is tragic because every time a movie comes out without a vamp, we lose theRead More »from Where Have All The Bad Girls Gone?