This past year, female entertainers continued to challenge the once male-dominated club of sex symbols aged 50 and older. One of them was Madonna. Another was Kim Cattrall.
The 52-year-old B.C–bred Cattrall bounced back into the limelight—and even on to the cover of the Straight—with the release of the Superbowl for women, or the long-awaited Sex and the City feature film.
When staff reporter Pieta Woolley interviewed Cattrall in May, Cattrall spoke about how her role as the sexually voracious Samantha contributed to perceptions of mature female sexuality being reconsidered. (The actor is also the author of two books about female sexuality—Satisfaction: The Art of the Female Orgasm and Sexual Intelligence—as well as one called Being a Girl for young girls on how to cope with teen issues.)
The longevity of her career has also helped to challenge the lack of roles for older women in Hollywood.
Cattrall will talk about her career and issues such as women in the workforce, post-feminism, and self-image, at an appearance in Vancouver on January 7 (noon to 1 p.m.) at the Frederic Wood Theatre (6354 Crescent Road, UBC), where she’ll be interviewed by Jerry Wasserman, the acting head of the UBC Department of Theatre, Film, and Creative Writing.
Admission is free. To reserve a seat, call 604-822-2678 or visit the UBC Theatre Web site.