Jean-Luc Godard wanted to take a sociological look at French youth, wanted to take the youth themselves seriously. Yet he seems unable to himself take his female stars seriously as people. In the film teen boys are into philosophy and social sciences, while teen girls are into pop music and makeup. It's...not great. But it's also about the conflict of a left leaning movement among young people who are also brand conscious. Eventually Godard would team up with Jean-Pierre Gorin and make movies that tackle this a bit better, Tout va Bien among them.
We talk about consumerism, leftism, and bad anthropology as we discuss Godard's Masculin Feminin in this week's Lost in Criterion. Listen to it on LostInCriterion.com or iTunes! While you're at it, maybe like us on Facebook? Or consider supporting us through Patreon. We'd appreciate it.