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Old 08-03-2009, 11:56 AM
Lamia is offline
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Originally Posted by Chronos View Post
Even if there were no such thing as homosexuality, a dandelion is still a kind of flower, and flowers are the sort of thing that are associated with not being fierce.
That's largely because they're strongly associated with (supposedly) non-fierce people like women and gay men.
Unless you can come up with any examples of the Lion being actually, you know, attracted to other males, I don't think there's really a strong case for him being gay.
A Production Code Era film could not have a male character openly attracted to other males, especially not if this character was one of the heroes. Within the restrictions of the Code, the Lion is about as gay as he could be. I'm not saying he's a realistic depiction of a gay man, he's extremely stereotyped, but this was 30 years pre-Stonewall.