In response to Emily Watson: Carol is not Brief Encounter. These lovers put themselves first, Phil R wrote:
Rights it seems in all sexual matters are fast becoming: “I desire it so it must be legitimate.” What goes along with this is the notion that increasingly nobody should be allowed to vocalise an alternative point of view.
The job of the media, it seems, is to always legitimise desire over responsibility and to rubbish duty, responsibility and honour. The state-funded BBC is right at the forefront of this Fabian/Frankfurt School agenda. The family is constantly maligned. It is a wonder it survives at all.