Gemini: 3 Women directed by Robert Altman
Geminis, you are blessed with a metamorphic sense, a mind that can accept more than one reality and enjoys to be intellectually challenged. You will love the strange, trance-like Robert Altman film on duality, identity, and the strangeness of female friendship, 3 Women. Not unlike Persona before it, or Mulholland Drive after it, 3 Women is a tale of two women, with slightly archetypical, slightly polarized personalities, that begin to shift and twine together until the characters are indecipherable from one another. This time, our two personalities are Millie (Shelley Duvall at her best), a walking Cosmopolitan magazine, who has matching Pyrex sets for her tuna salad casserole and specific lines to drop on men she fancies, and naive, timid Pinky Rose (Sissy Spacek, in a killer performance), a newcomer at the health spa where Millie also works. When the two become roommates, Pinky, enamoured with Millie’s confidence and purported worldliness, begins slowly adopting Millie mannerisms and speech. The zenith of the infatuation and the women’s bizarre friendship happens at a party the women show, and from there the perception of dream vs. reality is unclear. Gemini, you will appreciate the depths that this film allows your mind to go to, as well as examining what is essentially a study in opposites and/or complementary forces, depending on your interpretation. Also visually stimulating and a truly unforgettable film, you will have the chance to reflect upon your own notorious duality.