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>
Did You Know?
In order to get artistic control and creative freedom, director Richard Brooks
took the minimum scale director's fee plus % for directing 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
Teaching's a waste of time, I'm writing a novel.
Getting divorced too.
She's Lonely, She Wants To
Performed by Bill Withers
Courtesy of CBS Records See more