SALLY: If I'd stayed home in Joplin, none of this would have happened.
OLIVE: Don't they... in Joplin?
SALLY: Olive, tell me something. Something I want to know.
SALLY: Well, do ordinary girls? I was raised to think they didn't. Didn't even want to. And what I want to know is -- don't they? They don't in movies. Oh, I know that's censorship... but... the people who go and see the movies... are they like that too? Or else don't they notice that it's all false?
OLIVE: I've wondered about that, myself.
SALLY: Even in Shakespeare, his heroines don't. Ever. Juliet carries on like crazy about not. I don't know whether what Mother and Father taught me was right, or true, or anything. Were you raised like that?
OLIVE: Oh, sure. And I wasn't even legitimate. But Mama raised me just as strict as if I was.
SALLY: Did you have qualms when you started?
SALLY: What did you feel?
OLIVE: I just felt -- "So this is it! I like it!"
Picture Olive's lines being spoken by Blanche on The Golden Girls and you'll realize how close the style of old-fashioned Broadway comedy is to the style of the TV sitcom (which eventually co-opted most of the writers who, in another generation, would have written plays).