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Tommy Lee Jones, Hilary Swank admire the feminism in 'Homesman' western
Tommy Lee Jones, Hilary Swank admire the feminism in 'Homesman' western

To which part of calling "The Homesman" a "feminist western" would Tommy Lee Jones, its director, co-writer, co-producer and costar, be more likely to object? "It's not very meaningful," says Jones wearily. "I know what a western is; it's a movie that's got horses and big hats in it." "And usually just men," adds costar Hilary Swank. "The women are usually whores with Technicolor hair and hearts of gold," scoffs Jones, Swank nodding in assent. "There are also those who stand at the stove in their aprons and wring their hands and bring coffee." Jones prefers to look at the film, adapted from the novel...

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