lavender marriage


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lavender marriage

A heterosexual marriage of convenience which is meant to quell suspicions that one or both spouses are homo- or bisexual.
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He suggests that there's more than banter going on between Eve and Margot--and that real-life bisexual George Sanders's character, ruthless theater critic Addison DeWitt ("that venomous fishwife," someone calls him), is a closet case looking for a lavender marriage with latent lesbian Eve.