Lavender

229 views
139 views

Published on

0 Comments
0 Likes
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Views
Total views
229
On SlideShare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
8
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
2
Comments
0
Likes
0
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide

Lavender

  1. 1. + The Importance of Being Lavender, A Serious Speech for Queer People
  2. 2. + The Importance of Being Earnest  “If I am occasionally a little over-dressed, I make up for it by being always immensely over-educated.”  ― Oscar Wilde The Importance of Being Earnest, A Trivial Comedy for Serious People
  3. 3. + Eleganza Extravaganza RuPaul
  4. 4. + Oscar Wilde & Lord Alfred Douglas  Stephen Fry as Wilde and Jude Law as Lord Alfred Douglas (Wilde 1997)
  5. 5. + I am the Love that dare not speak its name  'Sweet youth,  Tell me why, sad and sighing, thou dost rove  These pleasant realms? I pray thee speak me sooth  What is thy name?' He said, 'My name is Love.'  Then straight the first did turn himself to me  And cried, 'He lieth, for his name is Shame,  But I am Love, and I was wont to be  Alone in this fair garden, till he came  Unasked by night; I am true Love, I fill  The hearts of boy and girl with mutual flame.'  Then sighing, said the other, 'Have thy will,  I am the Love that dare not speak its name.' “Two Loves”, written by Lord Alfred 'Bosie' Douglas, was published in The Chameleon, December 1894. The fragment to the right is well-known for having been used against Oscar Wilde in his 1895 trials.
  6. 6. + An exciting time to be gay, lesbian, bisexual, queer or transsexual in America
  7. 7. + “The truth is rarely pure and never simple.” Algernon Moncrieff played by Rupert Everett The Importance of Being Earnest (2002)
  8. 8. + The struggle that eventually emerged in the century following Wilde’s conviction for sodomy…
  9. 9. + “The good ended happily, and the bad unhappily. That is what Fiction means.”
  10. 10. + What Fiction means…
  11. 11. + “In matters of grave importance, style, not sincerity, is the vital thing.”
  12. 12. + Ellen, Neil, Ru & Wanda
  13. 13. + “To be natural is such a very difficult pose to keep up”
  14. 14. + Condragulations!!
  15. 15. + This is the beginning, the beginning! This is the beginning of the rest of your life! This is the beginning, the beginning! This is the beginning of the rest of your life!

×