4 Works in The Jewel in the Crown (TV)
27 Feb 2017
'...in the closet (the one used by guests just off the hall) he'd had the boy put out scented soap (Coty Chypre) and a little pink hand towel which was obviously brand new. I had the feeling it had been bought especially for the occasion. (The soap in his own bathroom was Lifebuoy, so don't jump to the wrong conclusion!)' -- Daphne Manners to Lady Manners, 17th July 1942.
And as Sister Ludmila notes, Ronald Merrick 'looked right but he did not smell right [...] he smelt all wrong.'
Note: usually I use 'is his own exhaustive list of content warnings' as a bit of a joke. It's not a joke here, but I think the tags more or less cover it.
Fandoms: The Jewel in the Crown (TV)
16 Jan 2017
In which you've somehow developed a very unfortunate crush on your supervisor for the World History and Empire paper.
Three conversations that didn't happen, but could have.
Note: canon-typical background racism.
"Everyone in the World is Bent" - A Potted Account of Britain's Queer Cinematic and Televisual History by theviciouslily
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)
17 May 2016
In which I offer my continually updating analyses and opinions on Britain's queer films and TV programmes old and new.