4 Fairy Tales With Gay Links

Snow White and the Huntsman is the latest in a series of fairy tales on the big screen that has something gay about it (in a six-degrees-of-Kevin-Bacon way).

BY Diane Anderson-Minshall

September 10 2012 6:08 PM ET

Ever After

Set in Renaissance-era France, Ever After is bascially a post-feminist retelling of Cinderella with Drew Barrymore at the center.  Barrymore's Cinderella (er, Danielle) is spunky and quick-witted, while Anjelica Huston plays the Baroness Rodmilla de Ghen (aka the evil stepmother) to the hilt. Even better: Melanie Lynskey, who played the murderous teen lesbian so briliantly in Heavenly Creatures, here inhabits one of the stepsisters, a kinder, gentler version who actually helps Danielle survive the indignities inflicted on her by the Baroness. Kathleen Marshall is developing a theatrical adaptation that will head to Broadway in 2013. You kow that one will be packed with gays — in the audience and the cast.

 

 

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