I tend to view GWTW more of a lesbian chick flick though. Note how the women must all take a nap at the Wilkes barbecue while the men-folk talk war and politics over brandy. (Liz Taylor in Giant would not stand for that!) Although they are still in their undergarments, they bundle together on the same beds.
I also love it when Rhett must sway the authorities from knowing that the guys didn't go to a triple K meeting. (Selznick's writers took that reference out of the book for the movie by making it a revenge type of thing "as gentlemen" for Scarlet being man-handled when driving her carriage alone in the woods, but posing as a "political meeting".) Instead, he insists they spent the night at Belle Watling's place. Of course, the ladies all appear "shocked", but they are still fascinated. After all, Belle does it with... men! For pleasure! Fiddle-dee-dee. Like marriage... "fun for men" only. Doc Meade's wife demands more information about the chandeliers and other gobknobs in Belle's place (a.k.a. the sex toys) until he reminds her to get a hold of her self.
I am surprised Scarlet's sister isn't upset that Dear Mister Kennedy is dead on Decatur Road and Scarlet is again a widow.
And what is wrong with Butterfly McQueen being... Prissy? Aunt Hamilton, Aunt Pitty Pat and all of the other "Aunts" certainly did not lose any men in the war. They survived quite well without them.
Everything that is "shocking" involves heterosexual behavior, probably because it was only accepted in order to produce little Beau Wilkes and Little Bonnie Blue Butlers. (Funny how blue is often considered a boy's color these days but not back then.) Who cares if Emily Slattery, the white trash gal, hooked up with the overseer Jonas Wilkerson (later carpetbagger for the post-war Yankees)? Note too how Scarlet wants no more sex with Rhett, despite Mammy suggesting he will want a son next. Since she and Ashley never did anything "shocking" (except talking at the lumber mill), it is obvious that HE wasn't the reason Rhett had to force her up the stairs. It was always Melanie! Melanie! Melanie!
Remember when Melanie was giving birth to Beau and Scarlet was helping her ("yell... nobody will hear you") all in silhouette in the golden indoor light? That is how every sex scene has been done in movies ever since. They just left out the kissing!
The Civil War probably forced many heterosexuals to swing the other way due to shortages involving the opposite gender and a need to get stuff out of their systems.