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I know I have talked before about how much I want a version of Guys and Dolls featuring lesbian Sky Masterson. However, at those previous times, I had not recently seen Guys and Dolls. The other night I rectified this; I made [personal profile] genarti watch the 1955 film of Guys and Dolls with me because she had never seen it.

Throughout the course of the film, it became so increasingly obvious to us, textually, that Sky Masterson was already written as a lesbian that we kept forgetting that Marlon Brando was not in fact (to the best of my knowledge) a woman. Some unconvincing pronoun alternations had perhaps been made to the script to try to pretend that Sarah/Sky is a heterosexual romance, but the truth was obvious to anyone with a discerning eye.

We have already covered "Luck Be A Lady," but, at the risk of being repetitive, here, in order of appearance, is a detailed list of all the other most lesbian moments of Guys and Dolls:

- the part where Sarah talks about how she's from Boston, which honestly should have been a first clue for all of us

- the entire song I'll Know when Sky, smirking, demands that Sarah describe the SUPER HETEROSEXUAL MAN that she fantasizes about marrying one day, and Sarah literally cannot come up with one concrete thing other than, uh, he'll smoke a pipe! like men do!
- and Sky is like "ah yes, you'll know him at once because he's wearing pants"

- the part when Sky literally pops out of a closet to provide Sarah with the Havana proposition

- the entire scene in which Sarah U-haul lesbians herself into the notion that the only way to help with all Sky's sinning is to provide Sky with constant twenty-four hour accompaniment for all that sinning

- "ask me how do I feel, little me with my quiet upbringing / well, all I can say is if I were a gate I'd be swinging"

- the part where Sky wanders into Adelaide's dressing room and Adelaide coyly remarks that she doesn't know what etiquette she ought to be using or whether it should be considered inappropriate

- the part in "Your Eyes Are The Eyes Of A Woman In Love" where Sarah in the film sings back at Sky "your eyes are the eyes of a man who's in love" with deeply awkward, forced scansion and it's clearly meant to be the two of them echoing "your eyes are the eyes of a woman in love" back at each other, the song just works infinitely better that way! come on!! THIS IS A LESBIAN MUSICAL

Date: 2017-07-06 12:47 am (UTC)
castiron: cartoony sketch of owl (Default)
From: [personal profile] castiron
I now want to see it with this casting.

Date: 2017-07-06 12:58 am (UTC)
vass: A sepia-toned line-drawing of a man in naval uniform dancing a hornpipe, his crotch prominent (Default)
From: [personal profile] vass
Damn. That's even more lesbian than Calamity Jane.

Date: 2017-07-06 01:53 am (UTC)
hebethen: (Default)
From: [personal profile] hebethen
Q: What is very lesbian about Boston? I think there's a term along the lines of "Boston marriage" or some such which, if not actually lesbian, is lesbian-adjacent; whence this link between that city and lesbianity?

Date: 2017-07-07 03:29 pm (UTC)
hebethen: (Default)
From: [personal profile] hebethen

An excellent recommendation for that city tbh.

Date: 2017-07-08 03:19 pm (UTC)
melita66: (maiko)
From: [personal profile] melita66
The fact that 4 of the seven sisters colleges are in Massachusetts and a significant number of graduates probably move to the closest major city?

Date: 2017-07-06 03:11 am (UTC)
weaver: (Default)
From: [personal profile] weaver
HELLO I'M ON BOARD SO FIRMLY THAT YOU'RE NOW NEVER GOING TO GET ME OFF. I HAVE A SEATBELT AND A PICNIC BASKET AND ENOUGH WINE TO SHARE AND I AM HERE. FOR. THIS.

Date: 2017-07-06 03:39 am (UTC)
heresluck: (wonderfalls: jaye + mahandra)
From: [personal profile] heresluck
...it's kind of amazing just HOW much sense this makes.

Date: 2017-07-06 11:00 am (UTC)
aamcnamara: (Default)
From: [personal profile] aamcnamara
I have never seen Guys and Dolls, but now I want to.

Date: 2017-07-06 12:21 pm (UTC)
princessofgeeks: Nichols' Uhura against a black background (uhura by texaspirate)
From: [personal profile] princessofgeeks
I love this idea!!!!

Date: 2017-07-06 02:25 pm (UTC)
grammarwoman: (Default)
From: [personal profile] grammarwoman
Can Sue Perkins sing? Because I see her as a most nattily-dressed Sky and in my head IT'S AMAZING.

Date: 2017-07-06 03:32 pm (UTC)
genarti: ([fma] EYEHEARTS!!!)
From: [personal profile] genarti
OH MY GOD YES

I have no idea if she can sing, but if we assume that she can, yessss I am so on board.

Date: 2017-07-07 01:30 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] jinian
screaming

Date: 2017-07-07 01:09 am (UTC)
imperfect_tense: (Default)
From: [personal profile] imperfect_tense
I never knew how much I need this to be a thing until just now.

Date: 2017-07-14 11:52 pm (UTC)
imperfect_tense: (random: love)
From: [personal profile] imperfect_tense
YEES PLZ

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