Since I've been doing loads of housework lately, I thought it a good idea to watch a history lesson in second wave feminism: Diary of a Mad Housewife, the 1970 film starring the fantastic Carrie Snodgress. Even though it is a dated, Betty Friedan-style polemic, I love it and I'm glad I saved my crappy VHS copy of it. Where is the campaign to get this one out on DVD already? Carrie Snodgress is so great in her role, deftly handling her pompous husband (Richard Benjamin) and cad of a lover (Frank Langella). Ironically, she left films for a time to have a kid with Neil Young. A man needs a maid indeed.