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Why Judy Garland Was Such a Gay Icon
Posted by: Ron @ Monday, September 30th 2019 @ 08:31:05 AM EST


The Advocate: Oscar-winner Renee Zellweger received a two-minute standing ovation at the Toronto International Film Festival earlier this month for her performance channeling Judy Garland in "Judy," in theaters now. (Above Pix: Zellweger and Garland)

The film depicts the singular Judy Garland as not just the performer audiences knew her to be but as a mother desperate to be with her children, a friend, and an ally and a salve for LGBTQ people.

In an interview with The Advocate, Zellweger speaks eloquently about how Garland's relationship with the LGBTQ community is part of why she's drawn to her.

"That's one of the reasons I admire her so greatly is because she was a trailblazer in that respect," Zellweger says of Garland as a gay icon. "She was so witty and she could go toe-to-toe with the guys. She was so glamorous and gorgeous, but at the same time she was unrestricted in her humor and the ways she sort of threw the one-liners around. And she did speak out.." For the Complete article, Click Here.

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