I know that was probably some sort of promotional red carpet selfie Twitter paddle (?) that they thrust into her hand, but they made her look crazed.
Wasn’t this a known quantity? In an interview with V magazine (via Huffington Post), actress Joanna Lumley referred to her queer icon character from Absolutely Fabulous, Patsy Stone, as “transgender.”
Joanna was talking about how the show was gay, gay, gay from gay..I mean day one.
“You go back and pick through it, the amount of gay references and ease with which it’s been put into the story, without it being dragged along like a great log of plot,” she said. “It’s really normal that one of [Edina’s] ex-husbands now lives with his young boyfriend. It’s completely normal that [Edina] wants Saffy [Edina’s long-suffering daughter] to be a lesbian or that Serge [Edina’s long long son] is gay and living in New York.”
She then added, “It’s completely normal that Patsy is transgender.”
Yeah, we know. Didn’t Patsy transition in Morocco in the 60s? (13:20) And then “it was only for a year and then it fell off”? Is the movie going to reveal that she transitioned twice? Why are they trying to play with a rabid AbFab fan like yours truly?
I’m all for it. I’m all for Patsy Stone doing whatever in anything. She should have been an Avenger. Marvel should be so lucky. (Although, I’m not sure you can make The Avengers any gayer.) In fact, I hope they release a docu-comedy of Patsy drunkenly staggering her ass down to North Carolina and using any damn bathroom she wants, annoying overly dramatic pinheads statewide!
Check out more pics below of the fabulous Joanna Lumley posing with Game of Thrones actress Emilia Clarke (and that Twitter spanking implement) at the Me Without You premiere in London last month.