A Streetcar Named Desire (by gay playwright)

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    Jan 09, 2012 1:26 PM GMT
    The 1947 landmark play by gay playwright Tennessee Williams tackled social conditions like domestic violence and homosexuality. The Motion Picture Production Code (aka Hays Code) censored the reference to the gay character Allan Grey in the 1951 classic film adaptation starring Marlon Brando.



    The most famous scene of the classic:



    Marlon Brando as Stanley takes it off.
    http://time.com/time/specials/packages/article/0,28804,2089429_2089432_2089452,00.html
    http://youtube.com/watch?v=UqhXBSW0Zns

    Williams had a sad life involving depression and alcoholism, among other ordeals.



    Other LGBT-related plays:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:LGBT-related_plays
  • tegga8

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    Jan 09, 2012 5:11 PM GMT
    Just been watching Brando in some clips of this again and thinking 'actually, he was quite hot'
    oh yeah
    of course...
  • jboy84

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    Jan 09, 2012 5:18 PM GMT
    I've studied this play inside and out -- it's one of my all time favourite pieces of literature.

    The death of Blanche's gay husband is by no means an integral part of the play. To say that homosexuality was a major theme in the play is totally inaccurate. The main themes are sex, desire, insanity, masculinity and the role of women.

    The fact that Blanche's husband was gay or at least caught in bed with another man is just another cause of Blanche's insanity. It is an anaphoric reference and doesn't actually occur within the context of the play..

    Whether or not the omission of this tiny detail was a deliberate attack on gay rights I don't know. But it wasn't a major part of the play anyway.
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    Jan 09, 2012 7:00 PM GMT
    jboy84 saidI've studied this play inside and out -- it's one of my all time favourite pieces of literature.

    The death of Blanche's gay husband is by no means an integral part of the play. To say that homosexuality was a major theme in the play is totally inaccurate. The main themes are sex, desire, insanity, masculinity and the role of women.

    The fact that Blanche's husband was gay or at least caught in bed with another man is just another cause of Blanche's insanity. It is an anaphoric reference and doesn't actually occur within the context of the play..

    Whether or not the omission of this tiny detail was a deliberate attack on gay rights I don't know. But it wasn't a major part of the play anyway.


    This, x1000.