MINX – Review by Martha K Baker

Minx, a 1970s magazine, presents gents in the buff in the centerfold. To select the right bulked firefighter or buff athlete, menfolk have to audition. There’s nothing coy about these auditions, and that’s one of the most honest aspects of the 10 episodes. Minx jostles down memory lane, complete with polyester clothes, typewriters, and the rhetoric of the Seventies. However, one grating anachronism is generic use of “guy,” rarely heard in 1971. The music, including, of course, Helen Reddy’s “I Am Woman,” signifies throughout, and allusions to Gloria Steinem fit neatly. Minx works on so many levels.

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