To call the sexual politics of Ladette to Lady old-fashioned is an understatement. It's a horrifying revival of superannuated attitudes about women dressed up as an educational excursion into young womanhood that exploits its subjects by loading them up on alcohol when the cameras are rolling.
The 158 was a delicate and not especially sure-handling device, but by now its engine had been modified to produce 250 horsepower, which gave it a decisive speed advantage over the superannuated old clunkers that were predominately arranged against it.
Origin of superannuated
- From Medieval Latin superannuātus over one year old Latin super- super- Latin annus year at- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition