Thursday, September 19, 2013

A Taste Of Honey 1962

I went to the Moma yesterday but not to look at art, (I'll go back on sunday to see a members preview of the Magritte show) but to see a screening of the 1962 film A Taste Of Honey, which I haven't seen since 62. Its a lovely grim slice of British kitchen sink drama, maybe bathroom sink would better describe it with lovely and memorable performances by the great Rita Tushingham (in her debut) Murray Melvin as the young gay man who is befriended by Rita, and Dora Bryan as her messed up Mom. Directed by the wildly uneven Tony Richardson who also directed the play that was written by Shelagh Delaney. Its probably the first time a movie had a positive and likeable portrayal of a gay man, but with a sadness that still hung over his head.


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