She solely did her…hair
After a wild month that has included homosexual panic in Creep, a TV musical in Buffy the Vampire Slayer‘s ‘As soon as Extra, With Feeling’ and our a hundred and fiftieth episode extravaganza with The Misplaced Boys, we’re closing out the month with a slam dunk Nineteen Forties movie noir. That’s proper: it’s lastly time for a Val Lewton basic with The Seventh Sufferer and who higher to hitch us than queer writer David Demchuk, writer of Crimson X.
Within the Mark Robson-directed movie, naive teenager Mary (Kim Hunter) travels to the large metropolis to seek out her lacking sister Jacqueline (Jean Brooks), who has run afoul of a gaggle of Satanists referred to as the Palladists. Thwarted by Esther Redi (Mary Newton), the brand new proprietor of Jacqueline’s cosmetics empire, and Jacqueline’s “hair dresser” Frances (Isabel Jewell), the youthful sister leans on Jacqueline’s “mates” Dr. Louis Judd (Tom Conway) and lawyer Gregory Ward (Hugh Beaumont) to help her in her search. Will the idealistic ingenue be capable of navigate the hazards of the inky black and white metropolis and discover her sister earlier than a horrible destiny befalls them each?
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Episode 153 – The Seventh Sufferer (1943)
Avoid the wine as a result of we, together with celebrated queer writer David Demchuk, are protecting our first Val Lewton movie: The Seventh Sufferer (1943).
The HEAVILY queer coded textual content is a pleasant various to our Common Monster movies, although we suggest having a comedy for while you end as a result of this film is grim and nihilistic! Additionally, ought to we turn into Satanists? As a result of the Palladists don’t appear that unhealthy!
Up for dialogue: disdain for the male characters, Lewton’s basic “cat bounce” sequence, and Frances’ emotional outburst as affirmation of a lesbian relationship.
Plus: Joe gushes over Jean Brooks’ efficiency, Hint can not bear in mind the poet’s title, and David questions Redi’s determination to place the emblem of her secret society on a fragrance bottle.
Cross out The Seventh Sufferer!
Arising on Wednesday: We’re headed to Rochester for a have a look at the probably homophobic, and positively confused homosexual antichrist movie, Concern No Evil (1981)!
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