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Lee Shane <[log in to unmask]>
Tue, 20 Jun 1995 18:19:39 -0400
John Aber <[log in to unmask]> "films about TV/films about women and their friendships" (Jun 20, 10:05am)
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Actually this film dealt specifically with an explicitly "lesbian"
relationship between two women, which showed lesbians as predatory and
abusive, wanting to be men (Beryl Reid), or little girls (Suzannah York), and
extraordinarily unhappy because they are lesbians. One of the most
lesbo/homophobic films I have ever seen.
Lee Shane
On Jun 20, 10:05am, John Aber wrote:
> Subject: films about TV/films about women and their friendships
> Robert Aldrich did a film back in 1968 called THE KILLING OF
> SISTER GEORGE.  It deals with the way TV soap operas are made,
> and it also deals with an intense emotional relationship between
> two women, one much older than the other.  I haven't seen it since
> it was first released.  But I recall that it had quite an impact on
> me at the time.  It certainly qualifies as both an interesting film
> about television and an intersting look at a friendship between
> women.
> John Aber
> College of Mount St. Joseph
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