The Crown season 3 is here and is already being hailed by the internet as ‘gay rights’
The Crown season 3 arrived on Netflix and was instantly hailed as “gay rights”.
The past weekend will go down in history for royal fans, with the arrival of two very different pieces of Windsor-related television.
First up was Prince Andrew’s car-crash interview with Emily Maitliss – in which he discussed his friendship with convicted paedophile Jeffrey Epstein and denied having had sex with a then-teenage girl, claiming that he couldn’t possible have done so because he had been dining at a Pizza Express in Woking at the time.
The interview was widely perceived as a damaging piece of television for the royal family. So what luck that, just hours later, Netflix saw fit to release season three of its glittering monarchial drama-cum-unofficial propaganda, The Crown.
With certified gay icons Olivia Colman and Helena Bonham Carter taking over as Queen Elizabeth and Princess Margaret, many were particularly glad to have something else to think about.
me sitting down to watch 9 hours of the crown after tweeting all week about prince andrew being a predator and how much I hate the brits pic.twitter.com/5kb2sQSrir
— Róisín Lanigan (@rosielanners) November 17, 2019
“The Crown said gay rights,” wrote one fan, presumably as she tried to rid herself of the memory of Andrew saying: “If you’re a man it is a positive act to have sex with somebody.”
the crown said gay rights ! pic.twitter.com/1sMSfoMpqG
— successful lesbina (@nigellaIawson) November 17, 2019
Another joked about president Lyndon B Johnson claiming: “You can’t screw a man in the ass and then expect him to buy you flowers,” the second-most unexpected claim of the weekend after: “I didn’t sweat at the time.”
the crown: u can’t screw a man in the ass and expect him to buy u flowers
all the gays: wanna bet
— j (@jstnkhs) November 17, 2019
Many were left with befuddled by their own attraction to Josh O’Connor as prince Charles, which is to say nothing of the confusion that arose when Prince Andrew dismissed convicted paedophile Jeffrey Epstein’s crimes as “unbecoming”.
— Avery Thompson (@avery__thompson) November 17, 2019
OK the guy who plays Prince Charles in the Crown is a wee bit of a tidy snack pic.twitter.com/RGavDDVNc0
— thicc snacc (@jameshalcrow) November 18, 2019
The first Charles-at-university episode of THE CROWN is confusing. While Josh O’Connor is great, he doesn’t have a single gay romance with a Romanian shepherd? Not sure I understand
— Richard Lawson (@rilaws) November 11, 2019
Bonham Carter’s portrayal as princess Margaret was hailed the performance of the weekend, pipping Maitliss’ own blockbuster turn to the post.
— jacob streisand-brolin (@jakeeyy__) November 17, 2019
me, gay, watching helena bonham carter in the crown pic.twitter.com/yd9aGw0QPk
— anything goes pansexual bazaar (@morehipsterthan) November 17, 2019
Naturally, many users made the same joke about The Crown eventually catching up with present times.
Can’t wait for season 5 of The Crown
HM The Queen: ‘Andrew, where are you going?’
Prince Andrew: ‘Pizza Express mummy, in Woking’
HM: ‘That’s unusual for you’
PA: ‘Yes, I know. I imagine I’ll remember this day for years to come’
— Ben Ramanauskas (@BenRamanauskas) November 17, 2019
I can’t for the season of THE CROWN that deals with Prince Andrew’s friendship with Jeffrey Epstein.
— Adam Lance Garcia (@AdamLanceGarcia) November 18, 2019
— Chaz_Salty (@CharlieSalterr) November 18, 2019
The Crown season 3 is streaming on Netflix now.