Posted on 4.11.14: "Did you know that Oklahoma!, despite its stodgy mid-1950s squareness, is all about sexual longing and mating rituals and perversity, and is generally teeming with erections and dampness and pelvic thrusts? Jason Cochran made a surprisingly clear case for this analysis in a 2011 article called "Oklahoma! Is One Of The Dirtiest Movie Musicals Ever Made."

"There’s a storehouse of sexual activity swarming in Oklahoma!," he writes, "and enough to fill several ten-page papers. In overview, however, it suffices to note the several main themes in the film: the cloaking of co...

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