Ungrateful Little Bitches: Revisiting The Witches of Eastwick

Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned in George Miller’s wickedly enjoyable adaptation of John Updike’s The Witches of Eastwick. Preceding witchy comedy-horror favourites like The Craft, Practical Magic and The Love Witch, it’s a funny, sensuous romp about female friendship, power and desire.

Alex (Cher), Jane (Susan Sarandon), and Sukie (Michelle Pfeiffer) are three dissatisfied women living in the New England town of Eastwick who’ve each lost their husbands via one of “the three Ds”: death, desertion, divorce. Unaware that they’re witches, a get- together during which they light candles, drink margaritas and fantasise about their perfect man results in the arrival of Daryl Van Horne (Jack Nicholson), the man of their dreams but eventually their nightmares.

Read more on the UEA Feminist Book Club blog: Ungrateful Little Bitches: Revisiting The Witches of Eastwick

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