Friday, May 10, 2019

By the Gods!

The Queen (Anouk Aimée) and her 'favourite' (Pier Angeli) in SODOM & GOMORRAH (1962)

Director Robert Aldrich had a fascination with lesbianism. Many of his other films touch upon this 'taboo' subject. But in this PEPLUM movie, Aldrich only hints at it since it wasn't acceptable to overtly show these kinds of things. In the movie, the Queen is made to be interested in women and her brother (gasp!). Anyway, I wrote about gay representation in PEPLUM movies a few years ago. I think I'll update the article but there are some out there who weren't happy about this subject, well, mainly on the male aspect. Most don't mind female same sex attraction. We'll see.

1 comment:

Scott Ochiltree said...

I always enjoy scenes showing attractive young slave women ("body slaves") serving their Patrician mistresses.

Mistresses punishing their female slaves constitute a closely related topic.

Recommend a compilation of all such scenes.