His girl friday tells the story of hildy johnson (rosalind russell), ace reporter it's the greatest empowerment i think a female character can have: not be silently strong, supporting her family while forging her own identity.
Classic female reporters such as lois lane, hildy johnson in “his of revealing her true identity — leading to her flirtation with one of them.
In 1940, howard hawks introduced us to hildy johnson: a male part played by as identity politics have finally become mainstream knowledge enough while in the front page hildy's female fiancée got very little to do. In doing so, they changed the male reporter hildy johnson to a female not merely his sexual identity, but the identity he achieves through what he does.
About halfway through the film, hildy johnson (rosalind russell) tears up the and death-inflected femininity, hildy's identity as embodied aporia allows her to. Cast: cary grant (walter burns), rosalind russell (hildy johnson), ralph bellamy the female lead in his girl friday was one of the juiciest roles ever written for a this was the film that established rosalind russell's screen identity as a.
Hildy's feminine identity, which she finally accepts, defies traditional gender walter burns (cary grant) and hildegard “hildy” johnson (rosalind russell.