Bette Davis Talks About Speaking Her Mind and Changing Gender Roles in 1963 Interview

The most recent episode of Blank on Blank features the legendary Bette Davis talking about her habit of speaking her mind and how she changing gender roles in 1963 was an ambitious title for anyone, let alone an actress.

I think men have got to change an awful lot. I think somehow they still prefer the little woman. They’re just staying way, way behind and so as a rule I think millions of women are very happy to be by themselves, they’re so bored with the whole business of trying to be the little woman, when no such thing really exists anymore. It just simply doesn’t. This world’s gone way beyond it. The real female should be partly male and the real male should be partly female anyway. So if you ever run into that in either sex you’ve run into something very, very fine, I think.