My pick of the recent Melbourne Queer Film Festival.
In the spirit of speculating about sexuality (something that is only ok for ancient fictional characters!), here’s a ranking of Iliad retellings by gayness.
Adonis, Narcissus, Hyacinthus: all run afoul of the gods in Ovid’s Metamorphoses.
Patrick White was the first Australian to win a Nobel Prize for literature. He was also a huge homo.
My favourite imagery in all of literature comes from Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness.