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posits that film portrayals promoted the idea of the model family and the heterosexual couple.66 Pre-war films such as Design for Living67 in 1933, which tackles a sexually ambiguous love story between two men and a woman, and Look Up and Laugh68 starring Gracie Fields in 1935 were replaced by post-war films such as Brief Encounter in 1945. Within this film, Celia Johnson played a middle-class housewife who falls in love with another man she meets by chance at a railway station. Overcome by guilt over a few clandestine meetings involving what may have been considered

in ‘Curing queers’