The Iron Lady Fights Her Toughest Foe

February 4, 2012 - Trish Vradenburg

Well, it’s a biopic so you have to expect that there will be quibbling over interpretation. You know, the usual stuff: was he the favorite; was she a mean witch; was he a private cross-dresser? Who really knows?

The new biopic The Iron Lady, currently showing in your favorite Cineplex, has sparked controversy – even outrage – due to the fact that the central figure, Margaret Thatcher, is still alive.

The crux of the objection is that the film depicts Thatcher as suffering from dementia. Friends and foes alike are “uncomfortable” with –or even incensed by – the scenes depicting the former Prime Minister as a delusional older woman beleaguered by the effects of a hideous disease.

Read the full blog post at Trish’s AARP blog.

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