Rebecca (1940)

Last night, we dreamt we went to Manderley again, but today we're actually going there! We're going to be discussing lesbian housekeepers and spousal abuse in Alfred Hitchcock's only Best Picture-winning film: Rebecca!

Join us as we discuss all the drama behind the tense relationship between Hitch and producer David O. Selznick before looking at how the Hays Code affected the film (bye bye, Maxim the Murderer!). Plus, a queer reading of the villainous housekeeper Mrs. Danvers and how she may be a reflection of Rebecca author Daphne du Maurier's internalized homophobia.

Also, why does Maxim suck so much? How does Rebecca, a character we never see, make such a huge impression? And is Mrs Danvers actually a tragic figure?

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