Legitimate gay icon Jane Krakowski says being surrounded by queer people on the set of Dickinson was an honour
Jane Krakowski is very proud of Dickinson for representing Emily’s queerness.
Bonafide gay icon Jane Krakowski plays poet Emily Dickinson’s very traditional mother in Apple TV’s Dickinson – and while her character is conservative, Krakowski is most definitely not.
She is beloved by the LGBT+ community for her camp, over-the-top performances, and she doesn’t disappoint in Dickinson. When she first got the script for the show, its exploration of Emily’s queerness – and the feminist slant on the story – helped to draw her in.
Dickinson delves into the poet’s sexuality, depicting her passionate relationship with her sister-in-law Sue – a talking point that scholars have pored over for years.
Krakowski speaks of her pride at being part of a story that has “adjusted the true story” of Emily Dickinson’s life, paving the way for her
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