A Burning Desire (1997)

Film details

Alternative titles

  • America in the Fifties 4: A Burning Desire Alternative

Synopsis

The fourth episode in an exploration of aspects of American life in the 1950s. Explores how, in a period of social claustrophobia and pervasive sexual taboos, a handful of individuals helped to pave the way for the sexual revolution of the following decade. In particular, looks at the publication of the Kinsey Report, Marilyn Monroe, Hugh Heffner and Playboy magazine, Margaret Sanger and `Goody' Saucus and the contraceptive pill.

Cast & Credits

Latest from the BFI

  • Latest from the BFI

    Latest news, features and opinion.

More information

Films, TV and people

  • Films, TV and people

    Film lists and highlights from BFI Player.

More information

Sight & Sound magazine

  • Sight & Sound magazine

    Reviews, interviews and features from the international film magazine.

More information

Back to the top