When Hitchcock Went Gay: ‘Strangers On A Train’ And ‘Rope’
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By Mark Duell for MailOnline. Gay people have slammed a new Pride train launched by Avanti West Coast for being 'mortifying' and 'attention-seeking' after it made its first journey yesterday. Hundreds of Twitter users complained about the brightly-coloured engine, which made its first journey with an LGBT-only crew, saying it was actually 'regressive'. The carriage Pendolino train, which is Britain's first fully-decorated Pride train, made its first journey from London Euston to Manchester Piccadilly yesterday. John James McGivern attracted 7, likes when he tweeted: 'As a gay man, I don't want a 'pride train', I just want to get on a train that runs on time like everyone else. Avanti West Coast launched Britain's first fully-decorated Pride train yesterday, which made its first journey from London Euston to Manchester Piccadilly. The Avanti West Coast train will be filled with posters and literature for passengers and will feature Pride-related information and facts during the onboard announcements.
He's a strong version of a stock character, but manages to be unique in his own right. One way the franchise's creators added dimensions to Gobber was to subtly imply that he was gay in previous films. Gobber tells Hiccup that the kind of tension between the pair is why he didn't get married, adding: "That, and one other reason. The line was an ab lib by Ferguson, but it resonated with the director of the film, Dean DeBlois.
A number of years ago, when my oldest was a tot, a relative got us this book. Because hey, there's a cute train on the cover. When we read it, the missus and I were aghast. There's some discussion in the Amazon comments about whether the book encourages conformism, which it certainly does. But it's almost impossible to read it as anything but an anti-gay allegory.