The Perverse Queer Pleasures of the Costume Drama

he queer male has experienced a resurgence in prestige television historical dramas. Examples include Thomas Tallis, William Compton, George Boleyn, and Mark Smeaton in The Tudors (2007–2010); the sadistic soldier Captain Jack Randall in Outlander (2014-present); the duplicitous servant Thomas in Downton Abbey (2010–2015); and the merciless assassin Micheletto in The Borgias (2011–2013). These…

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Dr. Thomas J. West III

Dr. Thomas J. West III

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Ph.D. in English | Film and TV geek | Lover of fantasy and history | Full-time writer | Feminist and queer | Liberal scold and gadfly