Have any of you been watching Victoria on PBS’s Masterpiece? If you’ve seen the whole season, please don’t give away any spoilers for those who are in the USA and haven’t seen it. In Season 2 of Victoria, Prime Minister Robert Peel’s Private Secretary Edward Drummond, played by Leo Suter and Chief Equerry to Queen Victoria, Alfred Paget, played by Jordan Waller are having flirtations. It’s been quite adorable, the looks they give each other and the playful skinny dipping they did in Sunday night’s episode. Of course homosexuality was a crime in Victorian Britain, and the 1840s is long before homosexuality was even a word or understood as it is today. It’s been fun to watch Drummond and Paget though, especially Suter/Drummond who is absolutely gorgeous.
The problem is that the match-up is quite improbable. In real life the two would have never known each other and Drummond was at least 30 years Paget’s senior. There is absolutely no evidence that either of the two were homosexual. If they were, we would never know because of the secretiveness of such relationships. However the improbability, it makes for good fantasy and lovely television. I can’t wait to see how the drama unfolds for the rest of the season.
By the way, I did not watch the State of the Union Address last night. I can’t stand to hear that asshole speak. Furthermore, I hate SOTU speeches. They are always written for pauses in the speech so that the president’s party can go apeshit clapping. It’s always ridiculous no matter which party is giving the speech, and given that this asshole can only lie, show his incompetence, and be misogynistic, it’s just not worth my time.