Cinema: Black-and-Tan Fantasy

MAHOGANY Directed by BERRY GORDY Screenplay by JOHN BYRUM

So it shouldn't be a total loss, Mahogany contains one pearl: a romantic interlude between Diana Ross and Anthony Perkins. Ross appears as Tracy, a poor girl from the Chicago ghetto who has made it big as a model in Rome. Perkins plays Sean, a former combat correspondent who has made it big as a fashion photographer. Sean's sexuality remains moot through much of the film —until the moment when he forces a chilly Tracy down on a bed and mutters, "I understand the needs...

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