“Some like it hot” is a romantic comedy directed by Billy Wilder in 1959, starring Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon and Marilyn Monroe.
In 1929, in Prohibition-era Chicago, two musicians, Joe (Tony Curtis) and Gerry (Jack Lemmon) disguise themselves as women in order to escape from mafia gangsters.
They become Josephine (Joe) et Daphne (Gerry) and join an all-female band travelling to Miami. They meet Sugar (Marilyn Monroe), the band vocalist and become obsessed with her, competing for her attention. Sugar has a very low self-esteem and just hopes to meet a millionaire in Florida.
Joe falls in love with Sugar and pretend to be a millionaire – when he is not pretending to be Josephine. Meanwhile, an actual millionaire, Osgood Fielding III, tries repeatedly to seduce Daphne, who rejects him.
The movie plays with the idea of cross-dressing and homosexuality, which was daring at that time. The overwhelming success of “Some like it hot” is generally considered as one of the final nails in Hays Code’ coffin.
The film’s closing line “Nobody’s perfect” is just iconic and… perfect.
April 30, 2020
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