"The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover" movie still, 1989. L to R: Alan Howard, RIchard Bohringer, Helen Mirren, Michael Gambon. Plot: A thief (Gambon) takes over a restaurant, much to the resentment of the chef (Bohringer). The thief humiliates and batters everyone in his circle, including his wife (Mirren). The wife takes up a lover (Howard) who owns a bookshop and eats at the restaurant.
The Internet Made Dumbledore Gay
Just imagine the fanfiction now. It’s the kind of thing people write on social media after a tense scene between two heavily “shipped” characters, or when fan-favorite actors get cozy off set. It’s also what Potterverse creator J.K. Rowling said to a shocked Carnegie Hall in 2007, moments after she …