The Killing of Sister George (1968)

Genres - Comedy Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Gay & Lesbian Films, Satire, Showbiz Comedy  |   Run Time - 140 min.  |   Countries - UK, USA  |   MPAA Rating - R
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A year after helming The Dirty Dozen, director Robert Aldrich took on this controversial drama based on the play of the same name by Frank Marcus. Beryl Reid stars as soap opera star June, an alcoholic lesbian who spends most of her time with her younger lover, Alice (Susannah York). When vindictive television executive Mercy Croft (Coral Browne) takes a liking to Alice, she arranges to have June's character, Sister George, killed off the show. Drunk and paranoid, June struggles to keep it together or risk losing Alice. Because of its exploration of a subject as taboo as homosexuality, The Killing of Sister George earned an X rating.

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abuse, actor, lesbianism, sex, soap-opera, alcoholism