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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 Wizard
> Oz". > The movie is a gay classic, and I have read many papers comparing
> to growing up gay (suddenly being lost from your family in a world that > seems more colorful and real, competition between the positive and
> 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 a
> icon, and had a great many gay friends and employees/retainers. (She
> 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). ~Danny~


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