As a dancer myself, psychoanalyst and psychohistorian, I was completely mesmerized by this film. The confluence of art, dance, culture and politics all came together as a great surprise. I loved the part where she was asked if she ever taught school before and of course admitted she had not but when the time came to teach a bunch of unruly kids, this is where we saw her mastery as a professional dancer kick it. I loved it!
After seeing the film I went to see Davis perform a one act play where it starts with her being locked in the bathroom screaming let me out. This theme of the locked bathroom became the metaphor or her existence as a supermom performer married to a dysfunctional husband where she had to manage and do a balancing act between being \