The Maids (1975)

Review

The maids Poster

The Maids (1975)

Glenda Jackson and Susanna York

The maids Susanna York

Susanna York

The Maids is a film based on the Gene Genet play of the same name. It is a film about a sad-masochistic relationship between the maids and their employer. It is about role playing, the nature of reality, and class distinctions. It is one of those things that to fully appreciate you had to be there. In other words, to see the live performance of the actors Glenda Jackson and Susanna York, which were electrifying. The whole thing seemed a bit dated and stultifying to me as time has eroded some of its shock value. Still a valuable contribution to the cinema.

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7 thoughts on “The Maids (1975)

  1. I’ve never seen the film let alone the play, nor had I even heard of it. I quite like the sound of the premise, however, and the depth given by looking at class divides. Good use of the word “stultifying” in your post, it’s very rare for that to be seen.
    Caz x

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