In a corner of the Hotel Bel-Air, "Suffragette" star Carey Mulligan marveled with the film's director and screenwriter about feminism and the myriad ways it's been misunderstood. A life-sized portrait of 1970s-era Cher dominated the wall behind them, like an exclamation point.
"It sort of feels like this is the year," Mulligan said, when feminism is "getting a basic understanding, as opposed to [feeling] like something you have to make a big deal about to stand behind. It's a really basic idea. It isn't that complicated."