Tragi-comedy based on the play by Shelagh Delaney about the precarious existence of teenage Jo (Rita Tushingham) and her feckless mother (Dora Bryan). Jo's affair with a mixed-race sailor, her pregnancy and subsequent friendship with a homosexual shop assistant are set against the backdrop of the decaying but fascinating urban landscape of Stockport, Manchester, Salford and Blackpool in the early sixties.
My portrait of Dora Bryan, taken 45 years years after the film was made.
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'A Taste of Honey' was a visionary taste of the future, where once marginal groups have gone mainstream. The film provides tantalising glimpses of Stockport and Salford as I vaguely remember them. The kaleidoscopic music score adds extra atmospheric hues. Watch out for a continuity error in the Blackpool Central Pier scene, where the tide is in, then suddenrly out! Still one of my all time favourite films.
Film Review: 'A Taste of Honey' starring Rita Tushingham
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