The September Issue: Humanizing the Devil

Going into The September Issue, a documentary chronicling the production of a single, record-breakingly huge issue of Vogue in 2007, we already knew that Anna Wintour's weapon of choice is more frosty glare than flaming pitchfork.

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Anna Wintour in a scene from The September Issue.

Going into The September Issue, a documentary chronicling the production of a single, record-breakingly huge issue of Vogue in 2007, we already knew that the magazine's editor, Anna Wintour, wears Prada, drinks Starbucks and favors sunglasses indoors and that her weapon of choice is more frosty glare than flaming pitchfork. In the course of the documentary, she reveals her eyes (hazel), her teeth (not pointy, except the canines) and what she believes to be her greatest vulnerability: her children.

The last is hardly revelatory. It's like saying this...

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