Nuns, Nurses, and Busybodies: The Queerness of the Character Actress
This is what I became known for in acting class: old-lady drag.
The Man Who Came to DinnerLittle WomenThe Music ManThe Farmer Takes a WifeplayedThe Wizard of OzSister Act
clownThe Sound of Music
The Sound of Music The Wild Party The Crucible
The Cherry OrchardBlithe Spirit
Mary Poppins.The Sound of Music
Mary Wickes: I Know I’ve Seen That Face Before
Anne Rodeman is a queer writer and performer based in New York City. Her work has appeared in Slate, Vulture, Shondaland, McSweeney’s, and the collection She Found it at the Movies: Women Writers on Sex, Desire and Cinema. She co-hosts the long-running actress-centric podcast, You Might Know Her From.
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