Episode 23: Bury the Hays Code

It’s that time of year again, time for the second annual live episode of History is Gay, live-recorded at TGIFemslash, the convention that birthed our little podcast! Join Leigh, Gretchen, and special guest host Morgan as they discuss the origins of queer censorship in the 20th century. They dive into the Hays Code, lesbian pulp fiction, and briefly discuss Patricia Highsmith, author of The Price of Salt---the lesbian pulp fiction novel from 1952 that became the 2015 blockbuster Carol. And don’t worry, this story has a happy ending!

Outline

0:00 – Introduction
2:58 – The Hays Code
22:39 – Lesbian Pulp Fiction
35:32 – Patricia Highsmith and The Price of Salt
41:56 – Closing and Where to Find us Online

For a full list of sources and bonus content, visit our Notes page! 

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