Tennessee Williams: I’m not a typical homosexual

(In case there was any doubt)…from an interview with Tennessee Williams:

Williams_tennessee-19660428008F.2_gif_300x420_q85"I'm not a typical homosexual. I can identify completely with Blanche — we are both hysterics — with Alma [Winehouse], and even with Stanley, though I did have trouble with some of the butch characters. If you understand schizophrenics, I'm not really a dual creature, but I can understand the tenderness of women and the lust and libido of the male, which are, unfortunately, too seldom combined in women." 

Playboy interview, 1973

[caricature from the late great David Levine]

Published by Kit Stolz

I'm a freelance reporter and writer based in Ventura County.

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