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Why is The Wizard of Oz associated with gays?
Gay Theory and The Wizard of Oz | LIT The Golden Age of Children's Literature
Welcome to The Queerty Query , where we raise questions and ask you, the readers, to weigh in. For most of her career, Garland was beloved by gay men , who appreciated her talent, her tumultuous private life and her camp appeal. But have the gays moved beyond Judy? For many of us who came of age well after her death, worshiping Judy Garland was an insult homophobes lobbed at queers. I have this theory that because of the holocaust that was the AIDS epidemic and its annihilation of the previous generation of gay men, the faith of our fathers risks extinction.
Oz is as synonymous with gay men as drag or Madonna. When she gets caught up in a tornado … Seriously, if you need a plot summary of The Wizard of Oz then you have no business being here. The camp love of the film largely boils down to the power of Judy.
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