This film's subject is one of the world's most recognizable film artists, Mae West. Mae West was an iconoclast who challenged the sexual mores of her time -- long before Madonna was born and reinvented the idea. She made shrewd choices for her leading men -- such as her favorite, Cary Grant -- on whom she could play off her outrageous character. Her humorous, sexual suggestiveness is exemplified in her famous line, "Why don't you come up and see me sometime?" A major force of the silver screen, by 1935 she was the highest paid performer in America. With photographs, clips from radio and film, and interviews with friends and colleagues, this video presents a look at the woman considered by many to be the greatest sexual icon of the twentieth century.
~ Rose of Sharon Winter, Rovi