This great video unravels the real story behind the often ridiculed “cat lady,” a turn of phrase that ridicules women of a certain age with too many furry companions. Through the intimate portrait of four unique “cat ladies,” it creates a sensitive and emotionally honest portrait of women whose lives and self-worth have become intractably linked to cats.
It’s not the number of cats that defines someone as a “cat lady”, but rather their attachment, or non-attachment, to human beings. They create a world with their cats in which they are accepted and in control. Foe them, it’s a world where they are ultimately valued.