'The Notorious Bettie Page': Too Wholesome? The Notorious Bettie Page explores the life of the 1950s pin-up queen, who posed for under-the-counter men’s fetish magazines, and for photos and films for private collectors into the bondage scene.
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'The Notorious Bettie Page': Too Wholesome?

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'The Notorious Bettie Page': Too Wholesome?

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'The Notorious Bettie Page': Too Wholesome?

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The Notorious Bettie Page explores the life of the 1950s pin-up queen, who posed for under-the-counter men’s fetish magazines, and for photos and films for private collectors into the bondage scene.

Our film critic praises Gretchen Mol's performance in this biopic, but wonders about the film's separation of bondage from male aggression.