The Movie: I Don’t Want to Be a Man (1918)
What Is It?: Ernst Lubitch’s enchanting romantic comedy about a girl who dresses up as a man to escape patriarchal control is daring in its depictions of feminist defiance and romantic urges that disregard gender specifics. The boundlessly charming Ossi Oswalda will become your new favorite movie star.
Why Today?: On this day in 1892, Ernst Lubitsch is born.