"Hate can be a very exciting emotion. Very exciting. Haven't you noticed that?"
Gilda is one of the most iconic films of the 1940s. A film noir starring ravishing redhead Rita Hayworth, a top pinup of her time, Gilda boasts sexual depravity, oodles of gay subtext, an important man whose cane serves as a phallic symbol, and a man and a woman who share a mutual hatred but can’t live without each other, not to mention Hayworth’s famous striptease to “Put the Blame on Mame.”