Gal Pals Watch The Children's Hour


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Episode 5: The Children’s Hour

All the content warning dear listeners! This movie involves intense homophobia andsuicide.

Listen to Alicia and Sarah break down the 1961 film The Children’s Hour starringAudrey Hepburn and Shirley MacLaine, and some dudes neither of them care about!This is a tough movie but it has its redeeming factors. Well, it has one redeemingfactor, but you’ll have to listen to find out what! Ever wonder about the Hays Codeand/or the history of the weirdly enduring spot in pop culture that this story has?(It’s based on a 1934 play, which is based on a book, which is based on a real trial,oh my!) Tune in to learn some lesbian history and our hosts’ take on it, but bewarned, this is a rough story.

Articles/books mentioned:Hays’d: Decoding the Classics — ‘The Children’s Hour’ by Les Fabian BrathwaiteWikipedia page about the Hays Code: Verdict by Lillian Faderman

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