LGBTQ* Hollywood and the Rest of the Story
László Ede Almásy’s Love Affair That Wasn’t
1996’s The English Patient:
(based on the novel by Sri Lankan-Canadian writer Michael Ondaatje)
A French-Canadian nurse cares for Count László Ede Almásy, a burn victim, while he recounts his illicit love affair with his friend’s wife, their torrid affair and her death before dying himself (thinking fondly of here).
The Real László Ede Almásy:
Well, first off, László Ede Almásy was gay.
He was in love with a German Army officer during the war. He wasn’t burned, nor did he die at the end of WWII. Almásy went on to become a Soviet spy.
Fucking Hollywood, doing it’s best to erase LGBT people from history. :\
LGBT folks didn’t just pop into existence after Stonewall! We’ve been here since the dawn of time.
The dirty little secret of the Holocaust is that LGBT folks were among the groups thrown into concentration camps, tortured, and killed along with the Jews and other “undesirables”. That’s what the pink triangle is all about.