The Love Witch (2016) is a comedy, horror, thriller, sexploitation and romance all wrapped up into one, beautiful cinematic masterpiece. Written and directed by Anna Biller, The Love Witch is an essay on gender roles, mental health, love and women’s suffering hidden in a campy 35mm film.
In The Love Witch, Elaine Parks (Samantha Robinson) is a beautiful, young witch looking for a man to love her. She creates spells and potions to use on men to seduce them – but they work too well and she ends up with a string of dead victims. Throughout the film, Elaine’s desperation to be loved drives her to the brink of insanity and murder.
Witches are the new feminists – especially witches like Elaine Parks. Fall under Elaine’s spell with seven of our favorite powerful quotes from The Love Witch.
“According to the experts, men are very fragile. They can get crushed down if you assert yourself in any way.”
“Tampons aren’t gross. Women bleed and that’s a beautiful thing.”
“Men are like children. They’re very easy to please as long as we give them what they want.”
“All my life I’ve been tossed in the garbage except when men wanted to use my body. So, I decided to find my own power. And I found that power through witchcraft. That means that I take what I need from men and not the other way around!”
“The day he left me was the day that I died. But then I was reborn, as a witch.”
“I’ve been so depressed since my cat died. He was my best friend.”
“Do you think that being a witch makes me evil? Capable of murder, even? Do you know what it’s like to really suffer? To have to fight and fight until you’re too exhausted to go on? Witchcraft is my religion. And this religion, which is older than your Christianity, saved my life.”
The Love Witch is available to stream on Peacock, Vudu, Tubi and Amazon Prime.