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Some Like It Hot

Two male musicians witness a mob hit and join an all-female band, but complications arise.


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While Marilyn tried to break away from the "dumb blonde" archetype on screen (achieving a good performance in a more interesting role in 'Never Been Kissed'), these types of characters would haunt her in her later films. Her second-to-last, and second with Billy Wilder, was 'Some Like It Hot'. The story is about two jazz musicians (Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon) who, to escape the mafia, decide to pass themselves off as women and join a female band on their way to a show in Miami, though they end up falling in love with the vocalist (Monroe). It is one of the most interesting films of the career of all involved for cleverly and classily escaping many of the restrictions of the "Hays Code," which regulated and censored the themes represented on screen at the time. The production manages to touch on issues such as homosexuality and cross-dressing, as well as showing a man and a woman in the same bed (something forbidden at the time), which earned it a place among the best films of all time, despite Monroe's dislike for her role.



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After two male musicians witness a mob hit, they flee the state in an all-female band disguised as women, but further complications set in.

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