The Bad Seed (1956) Film Review

DIRECTOR: Mervyn Le Roy
BOTTOM LINE: In many ways “The Bad Seed” is the gay movie experience. Running cartwheels around all the definitions of camp as outlined by Ms. Susan Sontag in her famous essay, this theatrical classic is a highwire act for both the director and his actors. Nancy Kelly is ON 100% of the time straddling the twin minefields of camp and drama yet managing to accomplish both simultaneously. Her work here influenced such classics of the genre as Robert Aldrich’s “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane” and Brian De Palma’s “Carrie”.
POST TITLE: 55 Queer Films Made Under the Hays Code (1934-1967) (Part 2)
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