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Leontine Sagan Fought Fascism in ‘Mädchen in Uniform’

Today marks the 77th anniversary of the release of Showtime, the third film by acclaimed director Leontine Sagan. To celebrate, FF2 is looking back at the life and career of this innovative woman director, remembered today for her crowning triumph, Mädchen in Uniform—still thought of today as a foundational work of lesbian and feminist more.


Lesbian Theme in ‘Mädchen in Uniform’ Was Boldly Feminist in 1931

Still from Madchen in Uniform
Today is the 90th anniversary of Leontine Sagan’s lesbian classic Mädchen in Uniform!

The effect of critics on director Leontine Sagan’s Mädchen in Uniform and its perception during Nazi Germany

When someone considers whether to watch a film at the theaters, it’s standard practice to Google search the movie name and look at reviews. Reading the film’s summary and the reviewer’s feelings are usually enough to tip the balance on whether or not to purchase a ticket. However, these reviews are often not gender-balanced.