Ghost World

52. Ghost World (2001) [Rated R for strong language and some sexual content.]

summary from

Enid and Rebecca are social outsiders who, after graduating from high school, play a mean prank on a middle-aged geek.

directed by: Terry Zwigoff

starring: Thora Birch, Scarlett Johansson, Steve Buscemi, Brad Renfro, Illeana Douglas, Bob Balaban, Brian George, David Cross, Teri Garr, Joel Michaely

A Trailer

Conservo-Libertarian Reviews: Christian reviews

Abortion/Life Content:

Illeana Douglas: I think that Phillip and Enid can help us to see that there are many different ways we can express ourselves. We can do things like these cartoons that are amusing as a sort of a light entertainment, or we can do work that is more serious… in scope, in feeling, and that deals with issues… emotional, spiritual, political… of great importance. Who is responsible for this?

Ashley Peldon: I am.

Illeana: Talk to us about it.

Ashley: It’s my response to the issue of a woman’s right to choose. It’s something I feel super strongly about.

Illeana: Isn’t this a wonderful piece, class? This definitely falls into that higher category of art.


from Barlow Farms:

Abortion is a theme too – her art teacher’s movie is about the dialation and cutterage method of abortion and is titled “Mirror, Father, Mirror”.

a clip of “Mirror, Father, Mirror” can be found right here


Those opposed to abortion might not like a piece of artwork one girl has fashioned that’s about a woman’s right to choose and is comprised of various coat hangers all bent together.

from Images Journal:

Other memorable performances include Illeana Douglas as Enid’s self-important art teacher, a politically correct feminist who praises coat-hanger collages.

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