Regarding the Jan. 8 story, "Working Girl Hits Home With Wall Streeters":
I beg to differ with this story. I've read and heard numerous reviews concerning the movie, "Working Girl," all positive in their praise for its supposedly realistic, witty and pertinent depiction of a "working girl's" rise from the secretarial pool to the board room. I am a secretary, I saw the movie and I was appalled.
This is one of the most sexist films I have ever seen. It's unfair to all working women, from clerks to executives. The film depicts the secretaries as inappropriately dressed, gossiping bimbos. The female boss is depicted as well-educated and finely bred but also as disloyal and overly competitive.
The film also perpetuates class consciousness. The protagonist's blue-collar boyfriend is portrayed as an insensitive boor, intent on keeping his women in bed and in line. Her blue-collar girlfriends are shown accepting and extolling this ethic enthusiastically.