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New The Crown trailer stars bisexual icon Gillian Anderson as Margaret Thatcher – leaving queers everywhere both confused and horny

Vic Parsons October 29, 2020
Netflix unleashes full The Crown trailer with Gillian Anderson as Thatcher

Gillian Anderson as Margaret Thatcher in Netflix's The Crown. (Twitter)

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.

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.”

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.”

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.”

More: gillian anderson, Margaret Thatcher, netflix, sex education, the crown

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