Sacrifice Exposed In Peyton Place

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Peyton Place demonstrated many occurrences tabooed, but simultaneously secretly occurring in America. Few family residents from Peyton Place challenged the notion of the perfect family from the 1950s. The fear of being talked about forced the residents to keep their secret locked even if they were victim of any repulsive cause. The Cross family was a dysfunctional family. Where violent outbursts from the father, Lucas Cross was normal and his deranged submissive wife, Nellie Cross, did very little to protect their children, Selena Cross and Joey Cross. Selena Cross became victim of her stepfather’s sexual desire for her. She is raped and impregnated by her stepfather. Resulting in incest. Selena does not report the abuse and keeps quiet. Metalious

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