"The Crown" and the Queen Referring to Gay People As Friends of Dorothy; Ryan Field Books

 The Crown and the Queen Referring to Gay People As Friends of Dorothy

Season 4 of The Crown just dropped on Netflix and I’ve been watching two episodes a night since Saturday. Once again, it’s an interesting series and I love all the history. I may not believe it all to be 100% accurate, but I still like to watch it in a general sense. 

With that said, there’s an interesting line that was once used all the time to refer to gay people. In this case it’s, “friends of Dorothy.” But there have been many other terms used over the years. One I remember hearing myself was, “he’s light in the loafers,” meaning he’s gay. It wasn’t quite as bad as when they called us queers, fags, and fairies. But you get my point. 

“Well that’s the second reason he was never the right man or you,” the Queen goads, explaining that the man in question, Derek ‘Dazzle’ Jennings (Tom Burke), is a “friend of Dorothy”.

Here’s the rest. These references to gay people really were used back then, and no one ever thought there was anything wrong with it. Now, whether or not the Queen actually said this I don’t know. 


Don’t Be Afraid of Virginia’s Woolf


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“A wonderful story that I loved. The characters were well developed, and strong. Gus: A sweet young man. Doing something for all the wrong reasons. Craig: his boyfriend, he’ll go along with anything Gus say. Henry: Gus father a no nonsense man, who’s husband died last year. I enjoyed this story.”

Uncertainty by [Field, Ryan]

What readers said about “Altered Parts”
“Best Gay Novel In Years. This story will stay with you and you will feel you know every character and the beauty of their home in the mountains of North Carolina.”

Altered Parts


Altered Parts by [Field, Ryan]







Amazon

“A wonderful story that I loved. The characters were well developed, and strong. Gus: A sweet young man. Doing something for all the wrong reasons. Craig: his boyfriend, he’ll go along with anything Gus say. Henry: Gus father a no nonsense man, who’s husband died last year. I enjoyed this story.”

Uncertainty by [Field, Ryan]

What readers said about “Altered Parts”
“Best Gay Novel In Years. This story will stay with you and you will feel you know every character and the beauty of their home in the mountains of North Carolina.”

Altered Parts


Altered Parts by [Field, Ryan]

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