RARA-AVIS: Homosexuality in The Maltese Falcon

From: Michael Robison ( miker_zspider@yahoo.com)
Date: 04 Oct 2004

Part of the endurance factor for THE MALTESE FALCON is its ambiguous nature. I previously mentioned the meaning of the Flitcraft story and the extent of Sam's feelings for Brigid as examples. A while ago I was reading an article about the portrayal of homosexuality in early hardboiled and the author suggested that the entire Gutman gang was homosexual. I thought that was interesting since the standard interpretation limited it to just the two.


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