Saturday, August 29, 2020

Some Like it Hot

For those of you who may not know, "Some Like it Hot" is a 1959 classic film directed by Billy Wilder. The plot revolves two band members from gangster era Chicago who inadvertently witnessed a mob killing. The plot thickens when they had to flee Chicago for Florida as members of an all girl band. 

The movie stars Tony Curtis and Jack Lemon in drag along side a very sexy and glamorous Marilyn Monroe as the band's singer. The movie moves quickly with many of the usual problematic happenings you would expect from two guys thrust into playing women to save their lives. Of course along the way, you are left to your own imagination on how the two obtained their feminine attire as well as other key activities. 

I clearly remember I was ten when this movie finally made it's way to television. As the family watched it, I had to act like I was disinterested when exactly the opposite was true. 

Over the years, "Some Like it Hot" has obtained "classic" movie status and is definitively worth a view if you haven't seen it. Especially the last scene which I won't disclose. The Turner Classic Movie channel shows it every now and then, or maybe you can order it on demand someplace. But one way or another, it is wonderful fast moving comedy! 

Marilyn is fabulous, seen below with Tony Curtis and Jack Lemon.



 

2 comments:

  1. FYI, you're still not showing up on T-Central. I go there for your blog because I stopped getting email notices for new posts a long time ago. Likewise, where I used to be notified (I always click on "Notify me") when one of my comments was posted, I only know about it if I go check, or if you have commented, in return.

    In the picture, it certainly is more apparent that two of them are not cis women in comparison to Marilyn Monroe. Although I feigned disinterest while watching this movie on TV, as well, I came away from it thinking that I'd have to put in a lot more work on myself to be able to pull off that shenanigan. But, then, I did not consider my desire to live a woman's life as being a shenanigan, at all. It's an entertaining movie, but not one that gave me any hope. If I could have a professional makeup artist work on me every morning, I might look more convincing. Curtis and Lemon did, and they still were not so convincing. Of course, there's a difference between acting and living - especially when you consider they were men acting as men attempting to act like women.

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  2. I checked T Central and the blog was still listed there, so I will have to check back and see if the situation improves. Thanks for letting me know.

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