Swigging and snarling Lesley Joseph as Miss Harridan
AMERICAN HUSTLE (15) IRVING ROSENFELD (Christian Bale) is a brilliant con man, trapped in a loveless marriage to a harridan
wife, Rosalyn (Jennifer Lawrence), who makes it clear she will demand sole custody of their son if Irving divorces her.
While the Paris runways are about androgyny and mixing up sex and gender markers for aesthetic value, Going, founder of the new lesbian-owned and-operated fashion label Saint Harridan
, is filling a longtime need among masculine women like herself.
I feel in myself and other people a craving for legitimization/validation," says Saint Harridan
founder Mary Going.
Clarkson''s defenders will claim that it was all "a joke" and the implication will be that anyone not sharing his particular Boys Own humour is a politically-correct, humourless, harridan
Coren was more of a Margot, the shrill harridan
whose only joy was slating her neighbours' labours.
LOWLY accountant Wesley Gibson (McAvoy) is trapped in a dead-end job and destined for heartbreak with a harridan
girlfriend (Hager) who is sleeping with his best friend (Pratt).
She was given the chance to revisit her role as the harridan
with the ice-cream cone hairdo last year when John Cleese gave permission for the character to be used in a skit for Children in Need, with Sybil trying to take over Hotel Babylon.
Sally Mathews portrayed Anne with grace, perhaps lacking the last ounce of confidence on the opening night, while patricia Bardon was more convincing in Baba's sympathetic moments than as a comic harridan
STARRING: Andy Serkis, Jennifer Ellison, Reece Shearsmith, Steve O'Donnell, Logan Wong, Jonathan Chan-Presley; DIRECTOR: Paul Andrew Williams; CERTIFICATE: 18; RUNNING TIME: 91mins; REVIEWER'S RATING: ** SHOWING: Cineworld, Showcase, VUE; VERDICT: Performances are lacklustre and the gag with Peter's harridan
wife runs its course well before the hen-pecked fool is strung up on a meat hook minus a few digits.
But it turns out that Margot is estranged for a very good reason, she is a horrible trouble-making harridan
who seems intent on splitting the couple up.
Over the years Vera has softened, transforming from a sharp-tongued hard-faced harridan
to a warm, sympathetic figure capable of touching our emotions.
The truth comes out that Pauline Fowler (Wendy Richard, above) lied about her brain tumour - but Walford's harridan
shows no shame.
The woman who spoke out against patriarchal restrictions could be dismissed as a harridan
or even a slut.
And supporting characters include a harridan
and her hen-pecked fiance.