PG-13 | | Drama
A free-thinking art professor teaches conservative 1950s Wellesley girls to question their traditional social roles.
Upon its release, the film was widely derided by critics and historians for its factual mistakes and historical inaccuracies. Modern Art had been taught at Wellesley since the 1920s. No "poise and elocution" classes were ever taught at the school. Wellesley had neither curfews nor "lights out" rules. Additionally, in contrast to its depiction as a politically conservative school, Wellesley was the first college in the United States to appoint an African-American sociology professor to its faculty in the early 1950s.
All her life, she had wanted to teach at Wellesley College. So, when a position opened in the Art History department, she pursued it single-mindedly until she was hired. It was whispered that Katherine Watson, a first-year teacher from Oakland State...
Katherine Watson says the Lascaux cave painting was discovered in 1879. It was actually discovered in 1940.
The end credits for the prominent cast and crew are set in front of vintage footage and advertisements showing women in the 1940s and 50s.
$11,528,498 21 December 2003