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Tea and Sympathy

I watched this for the first time on TCM. John Kerr seemed as if he had Aspergers, not that he was a gayling.

by Anonymousreply 12October 14, 2021 3:36 PM

Stop it, you. It was a sensitive treatment. Like Bambi.

by Anonymousreply 1October 5, 2021 4:19 AM

That's just what every gay boy needs. A big hunk of Deborah Kerr..

by Anonymousreply 2October 14, 2021 12:17 AM

Impressive for the 1950s.

by Anonymousreply 3October 14, 2021 12:18 AM

Ugh, If I remember, we were ALL categorically mentally ill in the 50s. It was just an acting choice indication.

by Anonymousreply 4October 14, 2021 12:20 AM

The subject matter was toned down for 1950s movie audiences. The play was more frank and to-the-point. I think the movie suffers from having to dance around homosexuality.

by Anonymousreply 5October 14, 2021 12:33 AM

R5, did the main character act like he was on the spectrum for the play?

by Anonymousreply 6October 14, 2021 12:37 AM

I think this movie is hilarious. As if boning Deborah Kerr cures homosexualism.

by Anonymousreply 7October 14, 2021 12:38 AM

Kerr never could quite connect with women onscreen.

Nor with men offscreen.

I mean......

by Anonymousreply 8October 14, 2021 12:41 AM

From what I remember, John really wasn't gay, the plot twist was that it was implied Deborah Kerr's husband was. And that he wanted to bone John. Actually a pretty ahead of it's time movie, allthough it was santized for the screen, with its critique against traditional macho masculinity culture.

by Anonymousreply 9October 14, 2021 1:05 AM

This is a Minnelli non-musical that is up there with Two Weeks In Another Town and Some Came Running. Love it!

by Anonymousreply 10October 14, 2021 1:23 AM

I watched Minnelli's Cobweb the other night.

John Kerr's first picture as a troubled mental patient.

by Anonymousreply 11October 14, 2021 3:30 PM

I so wanted to do this play in high school and have that role. Or The Diary of Anne Frank and play Peter, who seemed gay too.

by Anonymousreply 12October 14, 2021 3:36 PM
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