Sylvia Scarlet (1935) Film Review

DIRECTOR: George Cukor
BOTTOM LINE:  Sylvia/Sylvester Scarlett (Katherine Hepburn) plays a female con artist who dresses as a boy to avoid the police.  With both gay and trans elements it was pretty daring for its time. Unfortunately, it was a colossal flop and resulted in Hepburn being branded box office poison until all was forgiven with the massive success of “The Philadelphia Story” five years later. The huge economic loss almost brought RKO Pictures to its knees.
POST TITLE: Fifty-Four Queer Films Made Under the Hays Code (1934-1967)
CATEGORY: My Favorites
SUBCATEGORY: Queer Film
STREAMING: Amazon Prime and Apple TV+

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