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Gal Pals Watch The Children’s Hour

August 31, 2018

Episode 5: The Children’s Hour

All the content warning dear listeners! This movie involves intense homophobia and
suicide.

Listen to Alicia and Sarah break down the 1961 film The Children’s Hour starring
Audrey Hepburn and Shirley MacLaine, and some dudes neither of them care about!
This is a tough movie but it has its redeeming factors. Well, it has one redeeming
factor, but you’ll have to listen to find out what! Ever wonder about the Hays Code
and/or the history of the weirdly enduring spot in pop culture that this story has?
(It’s based on a 1934 play, which is based on a book, which is based on a real trial,
oh my!) Tune in to learn some lesbian history and our hosts’ take on it, but be
warned, this is a rough story.

Articles/books mentioned:
Hays’d: Decoding the Classics — ‘The Children’s Hour’ by Les Fabian Brathwaite
Wikipedia page about the Hays Code:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Motion_Picture_Production_Code
Scotch Verdict by Lillian Faderman

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