15 December 2015

Videos of the day -- history coming out

A couple of film trailers that recently caught my attention:





It was not always possible to present certain themes in an honest way.  Queen Christina, for example, was the subject of a major 1933 film starring Greta Garbo, but it barely even hinted at her lesbianism and even invented a heterosexual attachment with no apparent basis in fact.

Neither of these movies strikes me as likely to become a major mass-audience hit in the US, though I wish they would -- I can just imagine all the wingnut heads exploding, given their histrionics about even the most innocuous manifestations of popular culture.

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