Looking back now, would you call “Dynasty” diva Alexis Carrington a feminist?
First, I must say I adored her, and she was such a fabulous character. Blake Carrington was not a very nice man even though everybody thought he was the hero. He was actually a killer and incredibly jealous and overly ambitious. Alexis, on the other hand, did a lot of things that men do and got away with it. She was a woman of the 1980s and got slammed for her feminism. Yes, she was ambitious, brilliant in business and used her power. What’s wrong with that? We’d say “good on that” if she were a man.
You mentioned doing a major closet cleaning. I’m imaging rows of silk blouses and blazers with giant shoulder pads and pencil skirts.
There are no Alexis outfits, alas. Most of them have gone away over the years. Not a shoulder pad in sight!
Do you ever recite old Alexis lines? Such as when she said to Blake, “Take this junk and your blond tramp and get out of my house!”
I do not, but those times were so much fun! So delicious, darling!