“Suddenly Last Summer” stars Elizabeth Taylor, Montgomery Clift, and Katharine Hepburn in a 1959 psychological drama directed by Joseph Mankiewicz, based on the play by Tennessee Williams.
Violette Venable, played by Katharine Hepburn, is a wealthy widow from New Orleans. She is home to her niece Catherine, played by Elizabeth Taylor, who has gone mad since last summer because she witnessed the death of Violette’s son, Sebastian.
Violette, who thinks a lobotomy would be good for Catherine, calls on Dr. Cukrowicz, played by Montgomery Clift. She suggests to the young doctor that a large donation will be made to her hospital if the lobotomy is performed on her niece.
Dr. Cukrowicz is suspicious – and rightly so. Once again, appearances hide a very cruel truth. The integrity of Dr. Cukrowicz reveals a disturbing truth to Violette – since Catherine is far from mad.
To evoke this film that I love so much, it is all about a white swimsuit, to pay tribute to this famous scene where Elizabeth Taylor, the quintessence of absolute femininity and innocence, undergoes the ascendancy of a manipulating Sebastian who sees her femininity and innocence as the ultimate bait.
Anyway, what can I say? When it comes to Tennessee Williams, it’s terrible, always.
Michael Kors bathing suit – Essedue sunglasses