Drummond and Paget

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.

About Joe

I began my life in the South and for five years lived as a closeted teacher, but am now making a new life for myself as an oral historian in New England. I think my life will work out the way it was always meant to be. That doesn't mean there won't be ups and downs; that's all part of life. It means I just have to be patient. I feel like October 7, 2015 is my new birthday. It's a beginning filled with great hope. It's a second chance to live my life…not anyone else's. My profile picture is "David and Me," 2001 painting by artist Steve Walker. It happens to be one of my favorite modern gay art pieces. View all posts by Joe

One response to “Drummond and Paget

  • Rico

    Spot on for Victoria. The entire cast is great. What an entertaining series! Also highly recommend “A Place to Call Home”, the ‘Dynasty’ of Australia. Series 4 recently ran here in the States on PBS. Season 5 forthcoming.

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