Are They Straight-Washing Leonardo da Vinci’s life?
Oh, I’ve seen filmmakers and authors do things like this before. They will take a historical figure and straight-wash everything about his/her life, and the straight people won’t even know any better…even those who are allegedly our allies. Every single year without fail I see Walt Whitman’s birthday trending on Twitter and not ONE straight will actually mention that he might have been gay. They won’t even suggest that there’s a possibility. It’s one of the most popular forms of homophobia out there today. So this article about Leonardo doesn’t shock me at all.
In any event, there’s a new Amazon series about da Vinci’s life and it’s already receiving criticism.
A new series focusing on the great artist’s relationship with ‘muse’ Caterina da Cremona rests on virtually no historical evidence
Here’s more. I honestly don’t know enough about it yet to form any opinions, but I do like Aidan Turner from Poldark who’s going to be starring in it, so I probably will check it out. I honestly don’t mind if stories are fictionalized or embellished, but let us know. That’s all we ask.