Besides, there were no cute boys or muscular men in it, although movie adaptions often feature hot actors, like Andrew-Lane Potts as the Mad Hatter (2009), left, or Jason Byrne as Pat the Gardner (1999), below. Lewis Carroll liked little girls (a lot), but he detested boys.
The Wonderful Flight to the Mushroom Planet or The Spaceship under the Apple Tree.
But in the spring of 1985, just before I moved to West Hollywood, the music video of Tom Petty's "Don't Come Around Here No More" used an Alice motif. I reread Alice and its sequel, Through the Looking Glass, and found ample gay content.
2. Male characters often come in domestic duos: the Mad Hatter and the March Hare, the Mock Turtle and the Gryphon, the Walrus and the Carpenter, the Lion and the Unicorn.
3. For all of Lewis Carroll's fear of sex, he populates his Wonderland with phallic symbols (the Caterpiller's mushroom, the swaying flamingo mallets, Alice with the elongated serpentine neck) and castration motifs (the Red Queen's constant cry of "Off with his head!"). He is very interested in the power and threat of sexual potency.
5. Like The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Wonderland uses madness as a substitute for the queer, the marginal, and the outsider. "We're all mad," the Cheshire Cat tells Alice. "You must be [mad], or you wouldn't have come here."