Hope for Mary and Matthew? A Brief History of Paraplegic Sex on Film
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Marlon Brando's first film also considers the plight of the disabled war veteran, as Brando and fiancee Teresa Wright face the prospect of a sexless marriage. "In The Men
and Born on the Fourth of July
, the audience is left with the stereotype that these men are not capable of fulfilling sexual relationships. Only Coming Home
gives the lie to this," notes
the BFI's education guide.