use of the word 'gay' by Beau Bridges
Is this the first Hollywood film in which the word "gay" is used to mean a homosexual?
My reference is to the conversation between Beau Bridges and Sidney Poitier in which Bridges asks Poitier "You're not gay, are you?".
This film was released almost a year before the Stonewall Bar riots in Greenwich Village, New York City. As I can recall, the word "gay", referring to a homosexual, did not come into common use until after that event.