The whole film revolves around a rumor regarding a lesbian affair between the main characters.
Two characters passionately kiss in two different scenes.


Film review:Translated by www.rabudo-ru.com


Many people know Roman holiday, but they don’t know that Hepburn and William Wyler, the director of the film, have also cooperated in a film, which is double Shu resentment in 1961. This is the most serious gay film I have ever seen. The film does not have any erotic color, but looks very dignified.

The place where the story takes place is a pure women’s school. The film is also called the children’s hour. The key figure promoting the story is a girl named Martha. However, the film rarely shows the evil of children. The lying, vindictive and resourceful girl made up a rumor that her two female teachers, that is, the two heroines were lesbian lover, and spread it quickly.

The heaviness of the story is twofold. The first is the devastating impact of rumors on the lives of the two girls, the closure of schools, social isolation, and the indefinite shelving of the engagement. But there is another layer: Dobie (Shirley MacLaine) really loves Wright (Hepburn). The drama is that after she confided her true feelings, the rumors were clarified, but it was useless. Dobie’s feelings had no way out, and life could not start again. She committed suicide soon.

If you compare it with other gay films, the difference is quite obvious. In Contemporary Gay films, whether at home or abroad, lesbians or gay men – spring, Lan Yu, Brokeback Mountain, my personal Iowa and butterfly, the director’s perspective is mostly introverted, focusing on the feelings of two people, and often focusing on the emotional entanglement between the two protagonists. As we said, homosexual love is the same as heterosexual love, only changing the role of one party into the same sex. However, the perspective of Shuangshu resentment is extroverted. In addition to paving Dobie’s feelings for Wright, it is more about the relationship between homosexuals and society, which is also determined by the times. The director’s focus of thinking is not “human nature” and “love”, but “sociality”.

In the United States in the 1960s, although the media had discussed homosexuality, the legislation and society did not change until 1969. Therefore, in this film, you will see people’s fear and disgust for homosexuality, just like infectious diseases. The conservative old lady wouldn’t even let them into her house. Martha confided her feelings to Wright, not with warmth or romance, but full of despair and chaos. Even she was ashamed of herself. On the contrary, it is precisely because of this that William whler makes this film more avant-garde.

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