Saturday, October 20, 2007

Dumbly-dore, ooh la la!

Author J.K. Rowling just revealed that she wrote Albus Dumbledore's character to be gay, even though it's never specifically mentioned in any of the books. At the risk of strawmanning and possibly ad homineming, I expect that the TradVal crowd will have a whole herd of cows. "Oh, the satan and the gay! Oh, woe! Oh, calumny!"

When Sir Ian McKellen got the role of Gandalf in Peter Jackson's movie versions of The Lord of the Rings, there was a big reaction among the bigidioti (try it a few times, then tell me if it could be a viable word). "Oh no! A queer is playing Gandalf!"

So, a fictional man with magical powers is fictionally gay, after the fact. Another character, who is, in that story, an avatar of a celestial being with no sexuality, is played on screen by a gay man. Hmmm....


I just checked my copy of the Gay Agenda. Sure enough, it's right there between the manicure and dinner at a fancy restaurant: "#47 - Tie together fictional wizards and gay people in the public perception. This will come in handy for our sinister Phase 2 by reducing opposition to the forced training camps."

Oops. I've said too much.

1 comment:

Hoji said...

Oh noes, I've caught teh ghey.