Chat or rant, adult content, spam, insulting other members, show more. Harm to minors, violence or threats, harassment or privacy invasion, impersonation or misrepresentation, fraud or phishing, show more. Yahoo Answers. I love the movie, seen it a million times, but i can't figure it out. I think he's straight, but it's Oscar Wilde, so you never know.
Homosexuality the Problem in Brick in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
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I saw this movie, and also the play on Broadway. I though that both of them were really good, but I am still confused. Is Brick really a homosexual? What did his friendship with Skipp really mean, and why did he marry Maggie? I was talking about this with a friend of mine, and neither of us were sure how he felt about Maggie, and if he was indeed gay.
Brick wasn't gay. Let it go!
But now it's a fascinating experience to watch the film version of Tennessee Williams's play , adapted and directed by Richard Brooks, and starring Elizabeth Taylor and Paul Newman — and effectively to read this movie against the theatre review from Michael Billington and the readers' comments now building up on the site. This was a film that was well enough regarded at the time: it earned six Oscar nominations and three Bafta nominations. But yes, Michael Billington is surely right : you can't watch it now without being aware of the way in which the issue of homosexuality has been censored for the screen. Brick, the drunk and washed-up ex-football star played by Newman, has very clearly failed to come to terms with his sexuality and his real feelings for Skipper, the old football buddy who died after an ambiguous accident.
I always find it interesting that so many people desperately want Brick to be gay in the film adaptation. The fact is that they cut all references to any gay relationship from the script, and the tension between Maggie and Brick is clearly and easily explained by Brick's unhealthy co-dependence on Skipper, the assumed affair, and the suicide guilt. Personally, I don't think the film would have been anywhere near as popular as it was, nor would it be considered a classic today had they portrayed Brick as anything other than a red-blooded heterosexual man. Wow, you're very delusional, both with the films plot and the percentage of the gay population!