Dumbledore is gay! I always thought there was something a little ting-a-ling about the Harry Potter books but I never suspected it would be the headmaster of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
We’ve received hundreds of letters, messages and even phone calls from you, our beautiful audience telling us that Dumbledore is gay. Is this for real? Is this just some cheap plot to draw attention away from the real gay love story between Harry Potter and Draco Malfoy?
Last Friday, author J.K. Rowling, well known for her popular fictional series of “Harry Potter” books that detail the life of a young wizard, outed one of the book’s main characters as gay.
This is really big folks and not just for Harry Potter fans. Despite what you think about Willy Wonka, Emily Elizabeth or Bert and Ernie, this time it’s for real.
J.K. Rowling helped take gay rights a step forward as she astounded her fans at a book reading at Carnegie Hall last Friday as she answered a question from the audience about the love interests of one of her principal characters.
At first the audience was stone cold silent as they were unsure of what had been said or how to react. But suddenly, the entire audience at Carnegie Hall burst into spontaneous applause.
Amazed by the enthusiastic reaction of the audience (of mostly 1,600 young students) Rowling responded ‘Just imagine the fan fiction now!’
But why did Rowling out Dumbledore at this critical point in time? The books may be out but the movies have yet to come out. We have some thoughts to share on this, so please listen to the show and find out.
Besides Dumbledore, now that the fictional closet is being blown open, we can expect to see Bert and Ernie, He-Man, Peppermint Patty and Marcie and of course Willy Wonka marching in pride parades and on the cover of People Magazine soon enough. What fictional characters do you think will or should come out of the closet?
Join Amanda Steinstein as we bring another silver wizard onto the show, her father Myron to talk about the big news and being the father to one of the most popular Jewish women on the internet. We chat with Amanda about her new show at the Playground Theater and the risk factors to consider when working with glitter. We also inaugurate our new twitter account-insults!
You know you can subscribe to our “behind the scenes” twitter account to learn more about our process, but for something a bit more spicy, check out our brand new daily “insults” and get insulted three times a day every day!
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The show that puts a little bubala in your cauldron- Feast of Fools.
World of Chocolate- Benefit for the AIDS Foundation of Chicago
Thursday, November 29 5:30-9pm
720 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago IL 60605
tix: $75 advance, $100 door