Kisses For My President: Film Analysis

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Kisses for My President was released in 1964, the same decade where women finally saw change, the decade that changed the course of how Americans would view women in the near future, and finally the decade that was full of promises for American women. The historical significance of Kisses for My President is why such a comical film was chosen for discussion. The motion picture, Kisses for My President, is about Leslie McCloud (Polly Bergen) whom becomes the first female president of the United States and her husband Thad McCloud (Fred MacMurray) who tries to adjust to the duties that were once reserved for a First Lady. As expected, President McCloud’s family begins to fall apart and the McCloud children begin to become troublesome, all while Leslie is handling the duties of a President. Leslie handles her career as President well throughout the film, but the film concludes with Madame President resigning due to an unexpected pregnancy. Consequently, the film merely suggest that a women…show more content…
The last big change that any women had seen had been forty years before when women earned the right to vote. Birth control was going to lead the way for many more changes. Housewives finally got to see a change in their lifestyle and unmarried women were no longer considered to be the outcasts. Women were now able to enter the workforce but with limited job opportunities. However, in 1964, five months before Kisses for My President was released, the Civil Rights Act of 1964 allowed for more job opportunities and outlawed discrimination against race, color, sex, national origin, and religion. Despite the fact that the Civil Rights Act of 1964 had passed and the birth control pill was on the rise, producers and directors for Kisses for My President failed to depict the reality of how American families’ morals and values were drastically changing (Walsh
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