CHAT: Not in Kansas anymore (Re: Re: Fruitcakes was Re: Kentum/satem)
|From:||Danny Wier <dawier@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, May 1, 2002, 15:35|
From: "Karapcik, Mike" <KarapcM@...>
> "Dorothy" is the main character in the book and movie "The Wizardof
> The movie is a gay classic, and I have read many papers comparingit
> to growing up gay (suddenly being lost from your family in a world that
> seems more colorful and real, competition between the positive andnegative
> feminine, and so on and so on). Back in the 70's and early 80's, most gay
> men could quote at least a dozen lines from the movie.
I used to know the political symbolism for the book/movie; the two Witches
represented Communist regimes, that's all I remember. I don't know if the
author had that other in mind, but it does fit pretty well. I grew up with
the world thinking I was gay (because of my preference of music over
football), so I've been there myself.
> Also, the woman who played Dorothy, Judy Garland, was a bit of agay
> icon, and had a great many gay friends and employees/retainers. (Shegained
> a bit of notoriety for this.)
It's like that for Broadway in general. And I thought of another term for a
gay man: "husband of Liza Minnelli" (she's Judy's daughter after all).