The Movie “Carol” Being a Gay Woman in the 1950’s
We watched an excellent film from 2015 last night that’s titled, “Carol.” It shows what life was like for gay women in the 1950s.
An aspiring photographer develops an intimate relationship with an older woman in 1950s New York.
Here’s the rest. It’s a link to IMDb, with more about the cast and the reviews. We thought it was excellent, especially the parts about how unbelievably privileged the straight people appear. But that really is how they were. I wasn’t alive in the 1950s, but I do recall straight people being this way in the 1980s. That privilege never seems to end, because many are still like this today.
In any event, I highly recommend this one.
Here’s a little more about the background. The film is based on a semi-autobiographical novel by author Patricia Highsmith. Even this information is interesting because Highsmith’s publisher rejected the book. It was inspired by a real-life encounter.