Theresa is a successful teacher of deaf children during the day but after a short unhappy affair starts to spend her nights cruising bars. Her craving first for sex but later also for drugs leads into increasingly demeaning and dangerous situations completely at odds with her daytime commitment to her children. Written by
Jeremy Perkins <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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Director Richard Brooks
interviewed around 600 women who had read the film's source novel. This was so as to connect with the film's "magical key" which was the popularity of the book which had become a best seller. Brooks used the meetings for insight and feedback in preparation to make the picture. See more
In the book, Theresa's sister Katherine goes to Puerto Rico to procure an abortion during a scene that takes place in the mid-1960s. In the movie, the timeline is changed so that this scene is set in 1975, two years after abortion was legalized by the Roe v. Wade ruling, making the trip to Puerto Rico unnecessary. See more
By parted lovers it is writ/Oh darling, thou art still a shit.
Referenced in Living Out Loud
Prelude to Love
Written by Donna Summer
(uncredited), Giorgio Moroder
(uncredited), Pete Bellotte
Performed by Donna Summer
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