The Movie "Carol" Being a Gay Woman in the 1950's; Ryan Field Books

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. 



“A wonderful story that I loved. The characters were well developed, and strong. Gus: A sweet young man. Doing something for all the wrong reasons. Craig: his boyfriend, he’ll go along with anything Gus say. Henry: Gus father a no nonsense man, who’s husband died last year. I enjoyed this story.”

Uncertainty by [Field, Ryan]

What readers said about “Altered Parts”
“Best Gay Novel In Years. This story will stay with you and you will feel you know every character and the beauty of their home in the mountains of North Carolina.”

Altered Parts

Altered Parts by [Field, Ryan]

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