The film was released on the 50th anniversary of Calamity Jane's death. She only drank sarsparilla and hung around saloons. In a few other scenes with a Sapphic subtext, she sang the Oscar-winning song about "Secret Love," and expressed her physical attraction and tomboyish, lesbian leanings toward a bustier-wearing actress' maid named Katie Brown Allyn Ann McLerie. Calamity Jane looked Katie up and down and suddenly realized that women had different bodies than men: I've never known a woman could look like that.
Say, how do you hold that dress up there? Meanwhile, Calamity entered into competition with Katie for the love of Army Lieutenant Danny Gilmartin Philip Carey - and soon switched her love after becoming a well-behaved, real and true marriageable woman by dressing in Katie's finery to Wild Bill Hickok. By the s, the song "Secret Love" was something of an anthem for closeted gays, and Calamity Jane became a heroine for gay liberation. Calamity Jane Allyn Ann McLerie From Here to Eternity Director Fred Zinnemann's Best Picture-winning military drama From Here to Eternity was based on James Jones' hefty, page smoldering novel about a number of civilian and military-related individuals and their relationships and circumstances just before the attack on Pearl Harbor.
Although altered to some degree, it still retained ground-breaking subjects including: It has always been most famous for its bathing-suited, entwined Hawaiian beach embrace and forbidden kissing between two of the central characters.
The couple in the nighttime surf scene were: Sergeant Milton Warden Burt Lancaster , tough, rugged and cynical military man Karen Holmes Deborah Kerr , an adulterous Army Captain's wife The churning Hawaiian waves covered them on a summer night on a deserted sandy beach. After their clinch, she rose, pranced up the sand, and collapsed onto their blanket.
Warden followed and stood above her, dropped to his knees, and found her lips in his, and then Karen breathlessly spoke: Nobody ever kissed me the way you do. Out of all the men you've been kissed by? She responded with a question: How many men do you think there've been? Can't you give me a rough estimate? Do you have your adding machine with you? His knowledge of her loose promiscuity and numerable other previous affairs at other outposts nagged at him and produced feelings of ambivalence about her free sexuality.
Subplots in the film involved a 'social club' with hostesses employee Alma Burke, or "Lorene" played by 'against-type' wholesome actress Donna Reed frequented by young enlisted man Robert Prewitt Montgomery Clift. The Beach Kiss Between Sgt. One of the film's lines: I've never trained in a gym. Show me a man who can nestle, and I'll pin a medal on him. Need some chappie to make me happy, and he don't have to be Hercules. Don't anyone know about birds and bees? Ain't there anyone here for love?
Two out of three, anyone? Doesn't anyone wanna play? I like big muscles and red corpuscles. I like a beautiful hunk of man. But I'm no physical coach or fan.
Is there anyone here for love? Ain't there anyone, ain't there anyone, ain't there anyone, anyone, anyone, anyone - for love. Lorelei Marilyn Monroe and Dorothy Jane Russell Dorothy Glen or Glenda aka I Changed My Sex, I Led Two Lives, The Transvestite, or He or She Oft-maligned auteur Ed Wood's best 'worst' cult film of all time his directorial debut film was this low-budget, semi-autobiographical, docu-drama production about cross-dressing transvestism and transexuality identifying with one's opposite birth gender.
This exploitation film was designed to capitalize on the recent headlines about the late male-to-female sex reassignment surgery of Christine Jorgensen.
The film's tagline proclaimed: Alton Timothy Farrell in voice-over responded about how nature can make mistakes. Nature makes mistakes, it's proven everyday. This person is a transvestite. A man who is more comfortable wearing girl's clothes. The term transvestite is the name given by medical science to those persons who wear the clothing of the opposite sex.
Many a transvestite actually wishes to be the opposite sex. The title of this can only be labeled 'Behind Locked Doors'. Give this man satin undies, a dress, a sweater and a skirt, or even the lounging outfit he has on, and he's the happiest individual in the world.
He can work better, think better, he can play better, and he can be more of a credit to his community and his government because he is happy. These things are his comfort. But why the wig and makeup? He dares to enter the street dressed in the clothes he so much desires to wear.
But only if he really appears female. The long hair, the makeup, the clothing, the actual contours of a girl. Most transvestites do not want to change their life, their bodies, many of them simply want to change the clothing they wear to that as worn by the opposite sex. Glen is engaged to be married to Barbara, a lovely intelligent girl. The PCA's Joseph Breen complained about the film's unacceptable, comedic "light and gay treatment of the subject of illicit sex and seduction.
Three states, Maryland, Ohio, and Kansas had banned the film. The state's censorship board had used current state censorship laws to ban the film and release it without a seal of approval.
In the case of Holmby Productions v. Vaughn brought up in a Maryland court in , the blocking of the film's release by the Maryland and Kansas state censor boards was contested. In , the US Supreme Court unanimously overturned the ruling of the Kansas Supreme Court to uphold the film's banning, declaring it unconstitutional.
The film's court victory was one more indication that the influence of the Production Code was weakening. The film's philosophical theme was about the prospect of remaining a virgin, in order to remain respectable, and the efforts of two aging playboys attempting to score in a love triangle with an attractive young virgin - wholesome and chatty 22 year-old heroine and struggling beer-commercial actress Patty O'Neill Maggie McNamara in her film debut.
The two lotharios were: Donald Gresham William Holden , a successful 30 year-old architect and wolfish bachelor David Slater David Niven , Donald's upstairs neighbor, a 41 year-old, divorced, martini-drinking, and charming, the father of Cynthia Slater Dawn Addams , Donald's ex-fiancee In her initial conversation with Donald after meeting on the top of the Empire State Building, she admitted she was anxious to get married but was very choosy: I'd much rather have a man appreciate me than drool over me.
During their taxi ride, she asked: I have no objection to that. Going to a man's apartment almost always ends in one of two ways. Either a girl is willing to lose her virtue or she fights for it. Well, I don't want to lose mine, and I think it's vulgar to fight for it, so I always put my cards on the table. Don't you think that's sensible? Men are usually so bored with virgins.
I'm so glad you're not. She had also called Patty a "professional virgin. Is she or isn't she? Does she or doesn't she?
Will she or won't she? Suspicion, the most powerful aphrodisiac in the world. She held out and kept her virginity, and eventually Donald fell in love with her and proposed - again at the top of the Empire State Building. The two most electrifying sights in the world! Rose and Ted had together arranged to murder George and make his death look like a suicide.
The most memorable scenes featured Marilyn's naked appearance in bed, and two views of her sexy walking filmed from the rear in a form-fitting dress. Her most flaunting appearance was in a pinkish-red dress at an outdoor teenaged dance party. She asked that the DJ play the record, "Kiss" and then sat closeby and listened, telling other guests: I know what that means. Just anybody handy as long as he's a man Anybody suits me, take your pick.