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.
You can follow Rainbow Colored Glasses on itunes, Letterboxd and Twitter.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s