In Cite della Donna (City of Women), it was women he viewed from afar, in the dream of a confused, aging middle-class male, still driven largely, but not solely, by lust. Hardly the source of an accurate view of feminism, but the film was interpreted as antifeminist. I don't think Fellini needs to be defended against this charge, but it is helpful to remember the film is actually a dream, and I would suggest that the dreamer is depicted as trapped by his own stereotypes. And it is satirical, after all. Snaporaz views the gallery of conquests

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