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Lawrence’s Sexuality: The 2012 Edition
Because every once and while, we need to revisit this question.

I just watched Lawrence of Arabia: The Battle for the Arab World, a documentary I highly recommend. Among other things, it features a couple of Lawrence biographers: Mack, who I could listen to all day, and some guy who kept recurring to expressions like, “Was he a closet homosexual? Who knows, but...”

Positing that Lawrence might have been a closet homosexual is a bit like positing that Jack Harkness can sometimes be straight. If by “sometimes straight,” one means that Jack sometimes enjoys sleeping with women, the statement is defensible, but it doesn’t really tell you anything you need to know about his sexuality.

So here follow my latest thoughts on Lawrence’s sexuality, poorly substantiated by vague paraphrases from recollections of writings I’m not going to look up right now. Read more... )
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I found this short comedy video on T. E. Lawrence very amusing: Alan Bennett performing on behalf of Amnesty International.

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