a little contoversy.....
Posted by Kate on February 16, 1998 at 20:31:41:
I'm never one to avoid the tough questions...
Okay, EM Forster was gay. (hope no one's going to dispute that one)
When I saw the movie, I always thought that Mr Beebe had a bit of a thing for Lucy... but reading the book, I'm wondering whether or not he's actually gay?
All his life he had loved to study maiden ladies; they were his specialty, and his profession had provided him with ample opportunities for the work. Girls like Lucy were charming to look at, but Mr Beebe was, from rather profound reason, somewhat chilly in his attitude towards the other sex, and preferred to be interested rather than enthralled.
There is another clue in the second half of the book, too, but I won't turn to that yet.
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