Stop Kiss (1988)
Sara and Callie are walking through New York City’s West Village very
late at night, when they share their first kisses. This leads to a
vicious attack by an angry bystander, in which Sara is horribly injured.
She falls into a coma, which becomes one of the major subjects of the
play. George, Callie’s good friend, tries to help with the situation,
but there is little he can do. Peter, Sara’s ex-boyfriend from St.
Louis, comes to help nurse her back to health. Throughout Stop Kiss,
relationships are explored, formed, and even ended. Diana Son
elaborates on the depths of human emotion and compassion in this play.
30 years before Killing Eve, Sandra Oh was down to show she is not afraid of a same-sex kiss. I hope that she still isn’t.