biguglymandoll (biguglymandoll) wrote,

“Just Imagine the Fan Fiction Now”

Originally published at Big Ugly Man Doll. Please leave any comments there.

Earlier this weekend, Harry Potter fans world round had yet another bombshell to digest – JK Rowling casually mentioned that Fawkes the Phoenix wasn’t the only one flaming in the Headmaster’s office – Albus Dumbledore was gay.

To this I have to say, well, duh. I’m sorry, but the older, unattached, distinguished English gentleman thing was a good hint. The flaming pet, the purple velvet robes, and I’m not even going to start on a deconstruction of the words “Head Master” – let’s face it, there’s a reason Hollywood initially tapped Ian McKellen for the role.

Did I just say “tapped Ian McKellen”? That may have been over the top. Sorry.

But let’s look at the current actor playing Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore – Michael Gambon. His last major role was in The Good Shepard, where he played Dr. Fredericks, an older, unattached, distinguished English gentleman. And professor. And gay man.

I think we’re seeing a pattern here. The best part, as far as I’m concerned, is that we’ve named one of the family cats Albus. (Yes, the other one is Flitwick.) Great – I have a gay cat! I can’t imagine anything cooler.

The best part of this bombshell will be the inevitable reaction of the Christian Right, now that they know that Harry Potter doesn’t just have magic – it has GAY magic!!!

I’ve been a fan for years, but JK Rowling is my new hero.

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