Discussion started on this topic in a thread in the software forum (Bambi) so I thought I'd continue it here. I remember a few years back watching the Sound of Music...a film that I had grown up watching year after year since childhood. Suddenly I said to myself "hey, Uncle Max is *gay*!" No agenda. The movie wasn't making a point about it. In fact, I doubt if the director or screen-play writer even thought this to themselves when writing the character..."gay" wasn't really an issue on anyone's radar and in most American lives at the time, the obligatory gay-relative usually attended family events without ever "coming out" and may have even brought their "special friend" without anyone even considering the concept of a sexual relationship; Not even a don't-ask-don't-tell philosophy...the vocabulary for these individuals didn't even exist in the societies in which they lived. Watching "family" movies from the 1950's and 60's documents this experience time and again. Think of all those Danny Kaye films where he flits around and never really seems interested in the gorgeous girl he's got at his side. In Lover Come Back with Dorris Day/Rock Hudson, think of the interior decorator who has a lilac-colored floor in his kitchen. I doubt that the film writers of this era were conciously trying to express any issues of sexual orientation...I think they were just dealing with an invisible reality in their films the same way these realities were dealt with in society at the time. Any other good examples of "invisible" gay characters in "family" films you can think of?