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YMMV / Women in Love

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  • Best Known for the Fanservice: The 1969 film is largely remembered for the sweaty naked wrestling scene with Alan Bates and Oliver Reed, and having one of the first depictions of male frontal nudity in a major studio film.
  • Ho Yay: Lots of it between Birkin and Gerald, verging on being text rather than subtext. The nude wrestling scene in Chapter 20 is described in such sexual terms that one can almost imagine Lawrence saying "This is them having sex-uh, I mean wrestling. Yup, just wrestling."
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  • The Woobie: Gerald grew up with his brother's death on his conscience, then his sister drowns, his father dies of an illness, and his relationship with Gudrun shatters.


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