Talkin' about Marilyn..



I saw her again in Billy Wilder's Some Like It Hot- which features a slew of one liners and one of the best movie endings I've ever seen.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eLW5jzHsW7c

This was the first film in the Hollywood Era to actually have some sort of connection -albeit a minimal one- to homosexuality and drag. It was the beginning of a movement we now call Queer Cinema, kickstarted in the 90's. In fact, Billy Wilder had quite a few hidden references to Homosexuality in his later films, including The Lost Weekend. I can also think of Dog Day Afternoon-released 16 years later- in which Al Pacino takes a bank hostage to get money for his lover's sex change operation or how about one year earlier when The Rock Horror Picture Show came out and made drag an openly public/mainstream affair. This all happened way before Jake Gyllenhall and Heath Ledger went brokeback on us.
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