Episode 13: Victim (1961)

Welcome to Season Two! Basil Deardon’s Victim pits a closeted barrister against a blackmailer. This was the first English language film to use the word “homosexual.” It bravely denounced the UK’s anti-gay laws. Today it remains a crackling noir with a heroic gay leading man, the likes we rarely see in cinema.

This episode contains plot spoilers and a brief discussion of a characters’ suicide.

Musical theme from PodSummit and Creative Commons Zero.
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