Although it is not set in the present-day, it does at least take women back to what it was like to be a star on Broadway who is up and coming during a time where the country was on the verge of rebuilding after a war. It is compelling and interesting and shows a relationship between Eve and the woman who is starting to age and see her career start to flail, Margo Channing. Women like to see relationships of other women, especially in show business where only a few women are lucky enough to relate.
Since the 1950s were a time when women were starting to gain stronger roles in the household due to it being post-war, this movie is spot on. Eve, who stumbles upon Broadway, could easily be a strong and powerful woman. At this time, women were needed to be breadwinners in a household. Eve could be seen as one of those people as females were starting to finally take off as movie stars in the post-World War II