Thursday, October 08, 2009

Oh why didn't we go as Millican & Nesbit?


If it's not enough that Matt Lucas's ex has topped himself, everyone keeps wheeling out this picture.

Is this the only picture of them together, because I'm not sure I've seen another. I know it's the wedding reception, which is making a point about their marriage (or "marriage" if you're the Daily Mail), but it's less than flattering, and perhaps not the public face Matt wants for Kevin.

I was wondering if there's an element of ridicule going on here? Is it having a subtle dig at Matt Lucas for being so showy and/or gay? Because I can't believe there are not other pictures of them together that would show them in a more flattering light.

Your thoughts please.

9 comments:

Ishouldbeworking said...

I would agree with you. I think there was a certain amount of sneery "well what did you expect" stuff going on even when they spit up - I seem to remember that picture being hawked around a lot then, usually captioned "happier times..", but to me it always carried a subtext of "...for a pair of silly poofs".

Clair said...

Agreed. I think the whole thing is so tragic that being judgmental about a gay lifestyle thing is so utterly irrelevant. McGee seemed like a nice chap with an awful drugs - and loneliness - problem; not something to parade around in fancy dress.

Madame Arcati said...

Did you read Alison Bogoff's analysis of their relationship in the Daily Mail the other day? Apparently the "gay world" (where is that?) is bitchy and gossipy. Not like the Mail then.

Five-Centres said...

Yes, I see the name Alison Boshoff and I know exactly what to expect. It's so predictable as to be farcical.

I thought she might be pointing that out to Mail readers to whom the 'gay world' is an unknown quantity, full of shadowy cottages and men making coded exchanges in seedy bars.

Matthew Rudd said...

I too noticed the Mail's habit of using the word marriage in inverted commas. Bastards.

LF Barfe said...

Do the robustly butch Lester Niddlehurst and Baz Bamigboye still work for the Mail? I suspect you're right to suspect that soberer pictures are available (isn't there one of them both in suits at the ceremony itself?), but that this one suits a nasty little agenda. I've only met Matt once, through a mate who works with him, and he seems lovely, and certainly not deserving of any extra shit on top of having to deal with the death of an ex-partner, about whom he still, by all accounts, cares/cared very deeply. Sometimes, despite being a tangential part of this thing called the media, I wish it would all just fuck off.

However, to lighten proceedings, if you were to be represented by a pic taken at your wedding reception, what would the public be seeing? In my case, it would be a pissed man with a Brian Blessed beard playing drums.

LF Barfe said...

Middlehurst, even. Curse this one-handed typing.

Clair said...

I like Niddlehurst better.

Five-Centres said...

What is a niddle, anyway?

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