Sexual Repression: Femme-Dominated Melodramas

Research in Progress (May 23, 2021)

Sexual Repression: Women

A Streetcar Named Desire, Vivien Leigh

Tea and Sympathy, Deborah Kerr

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, 1958, Elizabeth Taylor

All three women were involved with gay men

Streetcar, her first husband was gay

Tea, her first husband might have been gay; she sleeps with Tom (gay boy)

Cat, Brick accuses Maggie of sleeping with his best (dead) friend, who was gay.