Sexuality - 7 Days: Love Is Love : Lesbians (1966)

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Note: sound gets better after 30 secs. The entire groundbreaking documentary on lesbians, presented by Anne Deveson, first broadcast in February 1966. Amongst those interviewed are Dawn ODonnell (off camera at the beginning of the documentary) and psychiatrist Dr Neil McConaghy (an expert in aversion therapy). Some women are interviewed in shadow or close-up to disguise their identity. Women speak about being discriminated when applying for jobs against because of their sexuality. Dr Neil McConarghy is interviewed about his shock therapy work to change sexual orientation. Surprisingly Dr McConarghy says that homosexuality might be of benefit to society as creative traights or traights of non-conformity might give society as a whole the ability to survive.