Much of the film deals with homosexual themes and there are many scenes in Gay bars and clubs and much cross-dressing. There are scantily clad women as well in one cabaret scene.
A few scenes of men and women in bed, but sexual contact is only implied, not shown.
A cabaret singer performs a racy song and dance with a tearaway dress, and earlier rips open her coat to reveal her underwear. No real nudity.


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


The film was filmed in 1982. Victoria played by Julie Andrews lived in Paris in the 1920s and was destitute except for her unappreciated talent. She came across toddy, a male singer who had just lost her job. Toddy was humorous, smart, smooth and loyal. I felt a little disappointed when I knew that he was gay and could not be paired with the beautiful Victoria.

Because Victoria’s clothes shrunk after washing, Toddy lent her ex boyfriend’s clothes to Victoria. Unexpectedly, she found that Victoria was handsome after wearing men’s clothes. So she made a plan to let Victoria pseudonym victor and pretend to be a man to perform at the nightclub. Her stage name is Victoria. In addition to the slight discomfort caused by the corset, Vitoria was not embarrassed by singing or dancing. Her performance was very popular and became a big star in a short time. It’s crazy, isn’t it? Vitoria was only a soprano in a small theater before she pretended to be a man. She had talent and was not appreciated. The night boss said her performance was not wild enough and asked her to play Carmen as a bitch, which made Vitoria feel very insulted; She was so hungry that she fainted in the street that she had to put down her dignity for a meal. She almost seduced the hotel owner. She was really desperate and had to risk eating overlord meal in the restaurant. However, when she pretended to be a man, some people began to appreciate her talent. Some people customized songs and dances for her. She didn’t have to sell her hue. Her performances could be shared between elegance and vulgarity, and money and fame came one after another. She stayed in a high-end hotel and was transported by car. There was a driver to pick her up. She had a special dressing room. After the successful performance, the enthusiastic audience crowded her small dressing room. However, people can’t imagine that this female imitation artist is actually a real daughter. People would rather listen to a man singing a soprano than a real soprano. It’s ridiculous! Men seem to take it for granted that women are either bitches or family housewives. They think that women who are willing to appear in public should dress sexy and know how to please men. Like King’s mistress, they don’t have a good voice and sing songs that don’t know what to say, but they can still win the applause. No wonder Victoria is unwilling to give up Victor’s identity even in the face of love, because only men can get everyone’s respect and appreciation. What a crazy world!

Vitoria met King, an American night party tycoon, after her debut in Paris. In the 1920s, most American nightclubs were controlled by the underworld, so the French took it for granted that king with bodyguards was the boss of the underworld. However, in fact, king was a legitimate businessman. At that time, in the United States, if you didn’t pretend to be the boss of the underworld, it would be difficult to gain an advantage in the business field, so king who did legitimate business could only pretend to be the boss of the underworld who pretended to do legitimate business. It seems that king and Vitoria are in a similar situation to some extent.

The emergence of King leads to another theme of the film, which is also the most talked about theme: homosexuality. Paris in the film not only shows its crazy side, but also shows another lovely side. The performing arts industry in Paris is simply a gay paradise. Paris has a dance hall dedicated to gay; Toddy is singing straight and pun that gepari is gay in the nightclub. The camera is aimed at several female audiences in the nightclub. They are obviously lesbian; Toddy made up a story in front of the boss of the brokerage company and said that he and Victor were a pair of lovers. They went out in pairs, ate and lived together. Moreover, most people in the film have a surprisingly ordinary heart for homosexuality: Vitoria and toddy talk all night, and they open their hearts. Vitoria is not sensitive to toddy’s sexual orientation; When King’s mistress knew that toddy was gay, she just regretted that she couldn’t make further development with toddy… The only person who felt uncomfortable with gay in the whole play was the hero king. He was a homophobic and chauvinist at all. He refused to believe that Vitoria, who was radiant on the stage, was a man, He said in front of vittor that if Vitoria was a man, he would beat him up. He thought homosexuality was unnatural. So the great director made him suffer: his sweetheart was unwilling to give up his cross dressing career and acting career. He had to sacrifice himself and Vitoria to dress up as a couple for love. He could only dance in a gay ballroom, which made him very uncomfortable; The close bodyguard Kong Wu was powerful and masculine, but it was gay. What’s more, when he was making out with Vitoria, he was found by the bodyguard and then came out; It’s good to go out with your sweetheart, but he really can’t connect the tall and handsome cream boy with his beloved Vitoria. King was very depressed. He had nothing to do but find trouble and fight everywhere to relieve the pressure. He was beaten black and blue. It was really gratifying.

Of course, this is a comedy, and happy ending is a must. Although king may not have finally put down his homophobia, he really loves Vitoria. He respects Vitoria, so he would rather separate from Vitoria and lose money. He also hopes to preserve Vitoria’s painstaking business and sign Vitoria to another brokerage company; Vitoria also loved him. This man let her and respected her everywhere. He was really reluctant, so he would rather give up his cross dressing career and save this love. In a sense, the story adopts an open ending. Toddy performs on stage instead of Vitoria and says he wants to bid farewell to the stage, but in fact Vitoria is going to the United States. Is the stubborn Vitoria willing to give up the stage? Do you just change your name in the United States to continue your cross dressing career? This is no longer the story in the film.

The film was shot in 1982. At that time, Julie Andrews, dear teacher Maria, was 47 years old. She was really growing up against the trend. She looked like she was in her early thirties at most. Her voice was still clean and clear, and her singing was still as gentle and beautiful as a yellow warbler out of the valley. The length of the songs in the whole play is very heavy, but in fact, the film is not a traditional musical. Songs and dance do not play a role in promoting the plot and shaping characters in the film. It is just adding a large number of musical elements to the film. Without these wonderful music, the film will be greatly inferior. Julie Andrews performed most of the songs in the film. The singing is really wonderful, beautiful and pleasant. HMM… I’m Julie’s fan. In fact, Julie is not a very productive actor. She has spent a long period of silence since the sound of music. In fact, a large part of her silence is due to the increasing silence of Hollywood song and dance films and the fact that she still focuses a large part of her energy on stage performance.

The director of the film is the husband who has spent most of her life with Julie. He is the famous director and screenwriter Blake Edwards. He directs Tiffany’s breakfast and the pink leopard series. Under his guidance, the style of the whole film is relaxed and warm, the rhythm is relaxed and moderate, and its skill can be seen.

Julia is the absolute protagonist. The whole film is tailor-made for her from role to music. Coupled with her outstanding acting skills, it is of course brilliant. However, Robert Preston, who plays toddy, is also very brilliant. The toddy he plays is humorous and romantic, which is very different from the sissy gay commonly seen in previous or future film and television works..

After the film, Julia Andrews threw herself into her favorite stage performance again. In 1995, she and her husband adapted the film into a musical and brought it to the Broadway stage. Of course, Julia is still the absolute heroine. This year, it has been 30 years since Julia last appeared on the Broadway stage. Although Julia has made two landmark films in Hollywood, I still think Julia always belongs to music and stage. She belongs to Broadway theater more than Hollywood big screen.

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