Thursday, March 24, 2011
How gay is Mildred Pierce?
Let's count the ways how this mini series is gay:
- directed by queer filmmaker Todd Haynes.
- a "woman's" story.
- original movie starred Joan Crawford, queen of the big gestures and the overripe drama i.e. gay gay gay.
- Kate Winslet is admittedly not much of a gay icon but she is an actress who has been nominated several times and won an Oscar. So she's kinda gay.
- Melissa Leo has a supporting role. Again the Oscar angle.
- The trailer is all about the period detail, costumes and art direction. Very gay.
- Haynes made the very gay Far From Heaven which was based on the dramas of possibly one of the gayest directors, Douglas Sirk.
- Me and many of my friends are super excited about this. That is very gay.
The only not gay thing is that I feel like I should get HBO, 3 years after I unplugged.
And by the way saying something is gay is the highest compliment I can give.