Moore plays Cathy Whitaker, a 1950’s housewife, in this drama written and directed by Todd Haynes. Cathy sees her world implode after finding out her husband Frank is gay. During the turmoil, she befriends Raymond, who, to the shock and disapproval of her friends and neighbors, is black. Co-starring Dennis Quaid, Dennis Haysbert, Patricia Clarkson, and Viola Davis.
What’s interesting to me is that these movies are such a commentary couched as melodramas. It’s remarkable that Douglas Sirk and Todd Haynes are able to talk about people who are disenfranchised or kind of outside of their community in some way, or feeling the pressures of what it’s like to live in a town in the United States at that time. I mean, that’s what’s so exciting about these, but the content is actually so rich and interesting and humane.