10 queer-coded TV and movie characters who never came out

Was being literal too easy? Characters coded as queer have a history on screen as old as cinema itself. In some cases, the strategy's sometimes nefarious, often hilarious use and abuse created a legend — without ever statihg the obvious.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ursula

The Little Mermaid

 

Uncle Arthur

Bewitched

 

Marcie

Peanuts

 

Monroe

Too Close for Comfort

 

Gabrielle

Xena, Warrior Princess

 

Plato

Rebel Without a Cause

 

Jo

The Facts of Life

 

Ernie & Bert

Sesame Street

 

Dr. Smith

Lost in Space (and every other villain Jonathan Harris played)

 

Ryan Evans

High School Musical

This feature originally appeared in Q magazine. Read the full issue below.

 

 

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