New The Crown trailer stars bisexual icon Gillian Anderson as Margaret Thatcher – leaving queers everywhere both confused and horny
Netflix has released a second trailer for the hotly anticipated fourth season of The Crown, and to the consternation of queers everywhere, Gillian Anderson is, indisputably, going to be confusing us long-term in her role as Margaret Thatcher.
The bisexual icon has been confounding queers everywhere since Netflix released the first trailer for The Crown, in August, which gave us the first glimpse of the Sex Education star playing the horrifically anti-LGBT+ former prime minister.
Bend. Or Break.
Season Four, 15th November. pic.twitter.com/ByqNXfe15Z
— The Crown (@TheCrownNetflix) October 29, 2020
Worried that they could develop a crush on Thatcher, queer Twitter was torn two months ago. Now, with the second trailer out it’s safe to say that those worries were very valid.
One person summed it up, tweeting: “I must not fancy Maggie T. I MUST not fancy Maggie T. I mist NOT fancy Maggie T… oh lordy.”
i must not fancy Maggie T. i MUST not fancy Maggie T. i must NOT fancy Maggie T…oh lordy.
— Charlie Josephine (@charli3jo3) October 29, 2020
I'm having a meltdown over it already. Gillian is a goddess and I don't want to fancy Thatcher 😓
— Mia (@_MiaShepherd) September 8, 2019
my soul is going to be so torn watching the new season of the crown, fancy gillian anderson but hate thatcher so much
— heather (@hezipotter) October 29, 2020
Gillian Anderson as Maggie Thatcher is so horribly unsettling. I fancy you Gillian. But at what cost
— nevie nicks 🦋 (@joydividing) October 29, 2020
Here we go.
Here comes Sexy Thatcher. Brace. Brace. Brace. https://t.co/i3vtMqU2vh
— Emma Kennedy (@EmmaKennedy) October 29, 2020
Another said that “as the gay son, of a former miner and nurse, I’m conflicted with my dislike [of] Thatcher and awe for Gillian Anderson as Thatcher”.
“I lived through the miners strike and Section 28.”
— Surprise me…. Really, try to.🏳️🌈 (@rich_powell_) October 29, 2020
Gillian Anderson = hot
Margaret Thatcher = not
Katie = confused https://t.co/6AhioQ7VQT
— Katie, but spookier 🕷️ (@ProbablyEating) October 29, 2020
I'm gonna have a breakdown seeing @GillianA as Thatcher.
I didn't go anywhere near the iron lady bc I knew it would probably glorify her, and I couldn't tarnish Meryl's flawless reputation in my mind.
But I really fancy Gillian and this is gonna suckkkkkk. pic.twitter.com/UZeFjB3Kv6
— Sara I I I 🇵🇸 (@sarac93) September 8, 2020
FOR FUCKS SAKE!
— Captain Fckhead™ 🏴 (@CaptainFckhead) October 29, 2020
Section 28 – an amendment to the Local Government Act 1988 – was born from a homophobia that had become emboldened during the AIDS crisis, and was a direct response to calls for equality from lesbian and gay rights activists.
Then-prime minister Margaret Thatcher captured and mobilised this hate in her infamous 1987 Conservative Party conference speech, which was met with rapturous applause.
“Children who need to be taught to respect traditional moral values are being taught that they have an inalienable right to be gay,” she said.
“All of those children are being cheated of a sound start in life. Yes, cheated.”
Absolutely hate that Gillian Anderson made me think Margaret Thatcher is hot for like the tiniest moment. https://t.co/TBIhpfOICr
— 🌸🌹💐 Melsommar 💐🔥🐻 (@intothemelwoods) October 29, 2020