So Suddenly, Last Summer opens, and the New York Times is going to destroy this degenerate film, the work of degenerates. So you get a review from Bosley Crowther that says, If you like incest, rape, sodomy, cannibalism, degeneracy, this is the movie for you, this sickening picture. Everybody in the country went to see it. That review made the movie.
Gore Vidal, THE CELLULOID CLOSET