Many people will remember the 1993 film "Indecent Proposal" for its steamy sex scenes and controversial plotline. A woman, played by Demi Moore, is offered 1 million dollars to sleep with a man played by Robert Redford.
The movie was talked about amongst feminists at the time as being a product of male fantasties, some even accusing the Robert Redford character of "raping the female with money." There have been numerous roles for women over the years that have been cited as immoral and disgusting, where women give into men for money or to satisfy a man's sexual need.
Yet, I bring up "Indecent Proposal" because of a comment laid upon by a female who viewed the film back in the 90s. This comment holds even more truth today than it did then, as women in film have been allowed to explore their sexuality to a greater freedom and cementing into us that the female sex drive does not need to only be linked to romance.
While the controversy over "Indecent Proposal" was at its peak, several women were debating whether or not they would sleep with a stranger for the same amount of money. When the subject became more specific and a woman was asked if she would sleep with Robert Redford for a million dollars, her simplistic answer turned the controversy and the feminists in a new direction.
After a pause, she replied "Yes. But you're going to have to give me some time to come up with the money."