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  1. "Everyone in the World is Bent" - A Potted Account of Britain's Queer Cinematic and Televisual History by

    Fandoms: Brief Encounter (1945), Are You Being Served?, Tipping the Velvet - All Media Types, London Spy, The Fall (TV), Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit, Our Friends in the North (TV), The Boy in the Dress, The Secret Diaries of Miss Anne Lister, Dead Head, The Naked Civil Servant, God Save the Queens, When I'm Sixty-Four, Breeze Anstey, Call the Midwife, Broadchurch, In the Club - Fandom, House of Cards Trilogy (UK), Brass Eye, Another Country (1984), Brookside (TV), The Fast Show, Best Possible Taste: The Kenny Everett Story, Inappropriate Behaviour - Fandom, 'S Fheairrde Duine Gaire!, Spitting Image, birthday - Fandom, Inside No. 9 (TV), Daphne - Fandom, Maurice (1987), Silent Witness (TV), The Vision - Fandom, Came Out It Rained Went Back In Again, Do I Love You?, Peter's Friends, The Jewel in the Crown, Brideshead Revisited - All Media Types, The Dresser, The Chatterley Affair, Breakfast on Pluto (2005), A Rather English Marriage, The Other Woman (1976), The Riot Club (2014), Portrait of a Marriage, Affinity - Sarah Waters, Cracks (2009), The Danish Girl - All Media Types, Serious Charge, The Family Way, Clapham Junction (2007), The Runaway (TV), Black Mirror, White Heat, A Village Affair, Come Dancing, A Civil Arrangement, Closing Numbers, Queerama, A Superstition, Sidney Turtlebaum, Consenting Adults - Fandom  

    17 Aug 2017

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    In which I offer my continually updating analyses and opinions on Britain's queer films and TV programmes old and new.

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    Perhaps she has lost her appetite for stories.

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    She doesn't dive again for a year after the incident.

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    The day when the red sashes were discarded had been for all of them. This was for Di alone.

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    Still as lovely as ever, she thinks when she regards her dearest, her closest friend – the Madeline to her Porphyro on that fateful night.

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    Sometimes, at night when the rest of the girls are asleep, they practise kissing – sitting cross-legged on Poppy’s bed, their hands tangled nervously in each other’s hair, their lips meeting each other’s with a tender clumsiness that means the world to Poppy.

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    It is almost a dream. It hardly feels real, but it is. Those lips against hers, seeking something (she does not know what) – but something that she knows she does not possess.

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    She thinks about her always, her eyes lingering on her face whenever they are near or apart. When their eyes meet, her heart beats quickly, and she feels faint.

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    She waits, and waits, and waits in vain, unable to be patient any longer as the years pass.

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    She is the first to arrive for this weekend, this reunion Miss Nievan and Fuzzie (Fuzzie, in a mental home now, on leave for a few precious days) have arranged – for reasons that she suspects but cannot articulate without feeling all the symptoms of heart failure.

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    It is later, when she is made Captain of the swim team, that she first enters her room alone.

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    We are the Swimming Team, and we are the only ones who matter.

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    The school fades into a distant memory, now that she has left Stanley Island and her all-too-familiar surroundings. But memories, especially when repressed, have a way of coming back.

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    She sleeps, and dreams awake... a character study in four parts; Poppy, Di, Miss G, Fiamma.

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    why do you look on us, and shake your head,
    and call us wretches, orphans, castaways...?
    -william shakespeare

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    She grows up. This is the most important thing that has happened to her in the years since her death.

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    How could her heart still truly beat when she feels so empty, every corner of her soul dry and dark, every spark of imagination or courage trampled down until she is nothing but a shadow? Miss G is dead and has been dead for ages.

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    Things would have been different and yet the same, she knows, without her.

    Di reflects in exile.

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    Everybody has emotions and yet some are best off hidden.

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    A long moment stretched between them in silence, their eyes locked together--and Di could feel her face burning, and wanted desperately to alleviate the tension and look away, but somehow she felt that Miss G would be disappointed if she did.

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