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Happily Ever Aftermath

Oct 9, 2019

This episode we discuss Polina's pick Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958). She explains how her connection is more tied to the play and Tennessee Williams than the movie. The subtext artificially created from the Hayes code confused Diana.

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The play can be viewed here and the scene Polina references is on page 28.

Brick, an alcoholic ex-football player, drinks his days away and resists the affections of his wife, Maggie. His reunion with his father, Big Daddy, who is dying of cancer, jogs a host of memories and revelations for both father and son. Based on the play by Tennessee Williams and stars Elizabeth Taylor, Paul Newman, Burl Ives, Jack Carson, Judith Anderson, Madeleine Sherwood, Larry Gates, and Vaughn Taylor. (from

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