Screen Test of Time, Ep. 76: Stage Door
Screen Test of Time is a podcast where Suzan Eraslan and David Daw set out to watch every movie ever nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture, in order, from the first awards season to, eventually, the present day. Each week, they watch and review a different movie, and when they've watched everything nominated in a particular year, they tell you whether the Oscar went to the right one!
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Just in time for Pride month, the undeniably queer Stage Door is not not an odd couple romantic comedy. A terrific movie where the Powerful Lesbian Energy fan service is only barely subtextual— Katherine Hepburn and Ginger Rogers play two up and coming Broadway actresses thrown together by circumstance who pretty obviously fall in love with each other. While it takes a hard left turn at the very end, this funny, sweet, and ultimately very moving women-centric movie still manages to stick the landing thanks to its darling central couple.
Year Eligible: 1937 (Nominated)
Additional audio, Katherine Hepburn and Ginger Rogers in Stage Door (1937)