A movie released in 1953, Mesa of Lost Women, subtly proposed that males are inferior to females. Another movie released in 1953, Cat-Women Of the Moon, hinted at the denigration and even the elimination of men. These are indications of incipient feminism back in the 1950s. Here, a thumbnail of Mesa of Lost Women is presented.
Thus reads the description for my latest video, “The Tarantula Women”, published to YouTube on September 6, 2016. The clip, which clocks in at 8 minutes and 8 seconds, can hopefully be viewed at the top of today’s blog entry.
In the previous Ersjdamoo’s Blog entry, Cat-Women From the Moon, it was discussed how a movie made in 1953 subtly proposed the denigration and elimination of the males.
Now another movie from 1953 has been found which again suggests the men are puny and of little worth. Mesa of Lost Women shows suggestions of the imminent feminism.
The spider men are all shown as dwarves, while the spider women are of normal height and clearly occupy a superior role. In the insect kingdom, the males are “puny, and of little worth,” we are told. Hinted at is that this is (or ought to be) the natural order of things.
The story takes place high atop a mesa in Mexico, overlooking the muerto desert – the desert of death. There, in an underground cavern, Dr. Araña (which name means spider in Spanish) mixes the genetics of humans and tarantulas. A strange guitar music in the background adds to the weird atmosphere.
Clips from the definitely spooky film are included in my latest video. The entire film, Mesa Of Lost Women, is currently available on YouTube.