The movie A Streetcar Named Desire

The movie A Streetcar Named Desire (1951) is a subversive classic film adapted from Tennessee Williams’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play of the same name which was famous in the 1947. The movie is electrifying as it details of the feverish story of the disturbed mind and emotional imbalance of a lady from the south who despite all the situation in her life, she is still determined. The lady is born to a once wealthy Mississippi planter’s family and now she is impoverished and low in the society living in a single room apartment with her sister Stella and Stanley, an uncouth brother-in-law who is wild in nature and acts savagery towards her. The new setting, Blanche realizes that all is not merry for her sister Stella as she is forced to live with ignorance, lust, drunkenness and violence resulting from the moral decay of Stanley in family responsibilities. Having no alternatives in life, Blanche endures the life her sister encounters on a daily basis.
The movies is filled with mural repugnant of sexual subjects including rape, insanity, homosexuality, female promiscuity and sexual obsessions. All these pose a challenge to the regulatory Production Codes censors and the Legion of Decency because of the adult drama involved in the film. In the end the movie whistle-blows the deteriorating of Hollywood censorship and groups such as the Catholic Legion of Decency. The movie was directed by Elia Kazan who insisted that the movie be acted in its original form. However, the true scenes of Blanche’s sexual encounters which include homosexuality and Stanley’s rape were restored in the censored part of the first movie.