A look back at the days when homosexuality was still criminal and socially stigmatized, but Hollywood was at least trying to open the closet door with mainstream films like The Children’s Hour (1961), based upon Lillian Hellman’s 1934 play. However, it’s hard not to notice that the limited consideration here is watered down by ambiguity about the lesbian love involved. Still, it had to start somewhere.
The rest of the movie after the jump.
It’s Gay Pride Week and Canada Day’s coming up, so what better time to draw your attention to the website, Lesbians Who Look Like Justin Bieber — which, the site itself explains, “is EXACTLY what it sounds like.” Lesbians who look like Justin Bieber, by the way, are called “biebians.”
On this date in 1870 Christmas was declared a federal holiday in the U.S.
A good time to look at Russell Perkin’s paper, “Northrop Frye on the Meaning of Christmas” in our journal, here.
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