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The Glass Menagerie

The Glass Menagerie


by Tennessee Williams

Analysis: Steaminess Rating

Exactly how steamy is this story?


Sex in the glass menagerie…Hmm…Well, there isn’t exactly any explicit banging up there on the stage, but things get pretty smokin’ hot between Laura and Jim. In fact, we believe Williams calls it "the climax of her secret life." Anyway, she’s been harping over this guy for years, and now suddenly he shows up at her house, tells her she’s attractive, dances with her, and kisses her, with much staring-into-the-eyes tossed in between. That’s about as sexy as Williams lets it get, but we still think it deserves some general parental guidance.

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