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*contains spoilers Female Trouble is not as funny nor as outrageous as Pink Flamingos or his other contemplation of ostracism and criminality Desperate Living (1977) but it still contains full frontal male nudity or that other visual sin, an aging and naked female body. The shock factor has made way for social commentary about the…

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*contains spoilers Arthur Miller’s one act play Some Kind of Love Story (1984) barely rates a mention in Timebends and I don’t think Miller considered it an important play. Like Norman Mailer’s Tough Guys Don’t Dance, it was apparently based on a real life case in a New England town. This time a teenager was…

Read more Marilyn’s Ghost in Arthur Miller’s The Misfits and Everybody Wins (Part Two)