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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Mary Ellen Mark
, a documentary photographer, was asked to go to bars and take pictures of the bars to play during the opening credits. The director rejected the pictures because they were "too realistic." 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
I'm alone, I'm not lonely. I'm depressed - you're depressing me.
Referenced in Six Feet Under: The Dare
Could It Be Magic
Written by Barry Manilow
and Adrienne Anderson
Performed by Donna Summer
Courtesy of Casablanca Record & FilmWorks See more