Suddenly, Last Summer

“We all use each other.”

Everyone is damaged, and everyone has secrets galore in this hothouse melodrama from the wicked pen of Tennessee Williams.

Notorious in its time, rife with hints of sordid sexual secrets, a mysterious (and disturbing) death, and the possibility Elizabeth Taylor will be lobotomized, it still stings 60+ years later.

Katharine Hepburn spit in the director’s face as a farewell, Williams didn’t like the film, and Montgomery Clift, the poster boy for Hollywood repression, struggled with alcohol and drug abuse after a harrowing pre-film car crash.

However the parts came together, together, the result is a knockout.

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