"And you want me to be a man?" "Only in that one way."

Oh Douglas Sirk and your nodding allusions to Rock Hudson's sexuality which I hope are meant to be as silly as they are!

Sirk's 1955 outing All That Heaven Allows found Rock Hudson as a Thoreau-obsessed gardner who falls for Jane Wyman's upper-class widow. It's social satire disguised as big studio melodrama. It's a beautiful shot movie. It still dredges up my hated from Henry David Thoreau. 

Pat and I lay it all out in this week's Lost in Criterion.