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  •  I just stumbled on the last ~15 minutes (3+ / 0-)
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    of Illicit, a 1931 movie starting Barbara Stanwyck (pre code). As one writer summarized it:

    [Stanwyck] plays a young woman, Anne Vincent, who doesn’t want to marry her boyfriend. She wants to keep living in sin, because that’s what they’ve been doing and she’s been thoroughly enjoying it, and because she believes marriage kills romance, and also because she doesn’t want to become a man’s property. As events unfold, and she finds herself pressured into marriage, it becomes obvious that most of her fears were justified.
    All I can say is wow, culture can go backwards. This was a generation before Leave it to Beaver, and proves to me once-and-for-all that that show, which I never enjoyed, was fantasy.

    Digby has been writing about this stuff recently, and it's suddenly in stark relief for me. We can't assume that the "culture war" is won.

    Ok, so I read the polls.

    by andgarden on Fri Jul 20, 2012 at 09:17:54 PM PDT

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