“Cat Ladies” is a documentary by Christie Callan-Jones that explores real story behind the “crazy cat lady” stereotype.
Cat Ladies is a one hour verité documentary that unravels the real story behind the oft-ridiculed ‘cat lady’ – a cultural stereotype and figure of ridicule for women of a certain age with too many furry companions. Through the intimate portrait of four unique ‘cat ladies’ we create 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 – a world where they ultimately have value.