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Uh, duh: Entertainment Weekly thinks 45-year-old ”Rudolf” animation seems like a gay allegory

”The 1964 Rankin-Bass animated classic Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer has been my favorite Christmas special ever since I was a boy, sitting on our yellow shag carpet in my PJs, watching it on an old black-and-white TV. Seeing it again recently, though, I noticed something I hadn’t before: The whole special is kind of like a gay coming-out story…. Donner insists that Rudolph cover his nose with mud. Rudolph hates the mud, and feels like he’s living a lie, but at least he fits in…. Meanwhile, Hermey, the perfectly coiffed elf, wants to be a dentist, but he can’t be because elves aren’t allowed to be dentists….”

Sean Smith writing for EW and saying that, as he takes another grown-up look at “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” it might be kind of gay. Gee, what’s next — X-Men? True Blood? Snagglepuss? (EW)

JD Uy has been a Metro Weekly webmaster, distribution manager, blogger and videographer since 2002.

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