Devouring Creation: Cannibalism, Sodomy, and the Scene of Analysis in Suddenly, Last Summer

Ohi, Kevin
March 1999
Cinema Journal;Spring99, Vol. 38 Issue 3, p27
Academic Journal
Exploring the erotics of baiting in "Suddenly, Last Summer" (1959), this essay examines the figural links among madness, cannibalism, sodomy, lobotomy, the talking cure, and visual and narrative structure in the film. It questions the political and erotic stakes involved in the film's use of the spectacle of gay male sex as a disruption to its narrative of a psychoanalytic cure and as a fuel and figure for cinematic absorption.


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