Gillian Anderson’s portrayal of Margaret Thatcher in The Crown is bringing up painful memories for the LGBT+ community
Gillian Anderson’s sympathetic portrayal of Margaret Thatcher is winning plaudits for The Crown, but is drudging up bitter memories for many in the LGBT+ community.
The Crown season four was released on Sunday (15 November) to instant critical acclaim, with many heralding the arrival of the Iron Lady as a high-point for the drama.
But Anderson’s turn as Thatcher is proving divisive for the LGBT+ community, with many struggling to wrap their heads around the image of the queer icon transformed into a woman who inflicted such pain on an entire generation.
Delving into #TheCrown. I’m worried.
As a lesbian.
As a girl born in 1975 in Bradford I don’t know if I’ve prepared myself psychologically for @GillianA playing Thatcher.
This crosses so many boundaries
— Heather Peace
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