ICONIC MOVIE ACTRESSES AND HISTRIONIC PERSONALITY DISORDER: EXPLORING COMPLEXITY
21st-century film analysis reasons that most of the female characters of that era exhibited symptoms of histrionic personality disorder (HPD).
The Golden Age of Hollywood, from the 1920s to the 1960s, was essentially a male-dominated industry.
However, the era saw a dramatic departure from the previously passive and submissive female roles—resulting in well-fleshed, strong, and complex female characters who challenged traditional gender roles.
However, recent film analysis shows that most of these iconic characters were not created kindly.
They reflected a suppressed misogyny, with many displaying characteristics of histrionic personality disorder (HPD).
Histrionic personality disorder is a mental health condition marked by emotional dysfunction and instability, a distorted self-image, and compulsive attention-seeking.
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