In an attempt to shoe horn Back To The Future onto TheGayUK we’ve looked at ways to queer up the films. Here’s 8 moments we think would have worked better or had a significant, in our minds, queer sensibility.
Instead of Marty’s mum drinking neat alcohol, we think it might have been funnier had it been poppers. Come on we’ve all been there. End of the night in Two Brewers and the only sensible thing to do seems to be to drink poppers. (Okay seriously don’t do that).
MC FLY’S SIDE EYE
What if… now stay with me here, what if George McFly was gay… No wait that wouldn’t work – because Marty wouldn’t have been born in the first place, necessarily, which would mean that he’d not have to go back to the future… Unless there was surrogacy back in the 1950s, which I’m certain there wasn’t… Oh my brain hurts. However we do give award for this spectacular side eye. Gay much?
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOUR MOTHER IS A VAMP
There’s a queer sensibility to this scene. Mainly the fact that Lorraine McFly is a cross between Barbara Windsor, Geri Halliwell and Joan Collins. Gayer than a gay thing, dressed in gay, saying, “top of the gay to you.” Clearly if this woman is your mother, great things are bound to happen to you.
WHERE ARE MY PANTS.
We’ve asked this question so many times, Marty we’ve all been there and I feel your pain. Yes in our earlier years we were totally slut bags and many a good pair of Calvins have gone missing in our quest – and this statement sums it up.
BROWN’S EX BOYFRIEND TURNS UP?
So here you have an older guy, lives by himself, has a dog, loves his gadgets, befriends a younger guy in the neighbourhood – how many stereotypes can we muster up here… What if Doc Brown was gay and what if this was the moment, whilst out flying his remote control airplane in the middle of the night (as you do) when his old boyfriend comes in from out of town… Mind blown and good night.
This is clearly one of the most homoerotic moments within one of the most heteronormative stories ever conceived. We love it for obvious reasons. Face down in a pillow. It’s all good.
TOO MUCH CHICKEN
Honey, don’t ever get annoyed being called Chicken – it doesn’t last forever.
Stop being a prude and start doing things your mother wouldn’t be proud of… Unless of course she’s Geri Halliwell, Barbara Windsor or Joan Collins…