While watching an old time movie last night, I found myself laughing out loud during several rather hammy romantic scenes. We had a leading man & lady in the throes of “passion”, but the kissing…man. Their lips were pursed together like a couple of uppity librarians (no offense to any librarians round these parts). I’m not saying I need tongue or anything, but the way they kiss in these old movies strikes me as really cold. Get to the point, you say. Alright.
I wasn’t alive in the black & white movie days, so I’m really just wondering: What’s the deal? People didn’t REALLY kiss like this right? Maybe this was a time where sexuality was just a little more subdued in the movies…So, it follows, when did actors really start kissing realistically? Is there perhaps a hallmark film?
I am in your hands.