Lions, Towers & Shields #53 June 16, 2022

The Ambiguously Gay Duo

Put the blame on mame, boys. And also on George McCreedy and Glenn Ford. It’s a love triangle and an erotic noir. But many people just focus on Rita Hayworth’s song and the dress she sang it in. Gilda also features plenty of gay subtext, which we’ll discuss at length, as well as why some films of this era “got away” with gay themes, while others did not. I also believe we’re setting a record for references to past LTS episodes. I’m not mad at that.

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Show Notes

The Movie: review/commentary on a single classic film

Next time, we’ll watch

Spellbound (1945)

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