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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.

"The Homosexual Villain" (1954) is an essay by American writer Norman Mailer. It was published in Advertisements for Myself.

In "The Homosexual Villain," a tract written in 1954, Norman Mailer acknowledged that in the 40's he himself had equated homosexuality with evil. Mr. Mailer confirmed that a few characters in his early novels were homosexual stereotypes; back then, he said, he believed "that there was an intrinsic relation between homosexuality and 'evil.' " It was a time when homosexuality could be used as a plot device to reduce exposition and simplify motivation. FILM; Gay-Bashing, Villainy and the Oscars, 1992 by John Weir

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