Rosie’s Back in Amazon’s ‘Queer’ Take On ‘A League of Their Own’

Rosie’s Back in Amazon’s ‘Queer’ Take On ‘A League of Their Own’

August 15, 2022

Amazon Prime Video’s new streaming series A League of Their Own — based on the 1992 baseball film — will be a “coming out” story filled with multiple LGBTQ narratives, including the return of original star, anti-Trump hysteric Rosie O’Donnell as the owner of a gay bar, according to a report by Yahoo! Entertainment.

“It’s an iconic gay film,” said the show’s co-creator and star Abbi Jacobson, even though no one in the original film is gay. “Like, no one’s gay, but maybe they are!… I think a lot of queer people feel a connection to that film,” Jacobson added.

“We were always about expanding this lens and showcasing a generation of women playing baseball, and also showcasing the queer stories that were not told in the film,” she continued.

The queer stories not told in the film were not told because none of the characters was queer, but that isn’t an obstacle to queer activists.

In the show, a central character Carson is a married woman with a soldier husband away at war. After joining the Rockford Peaches — one of the founding All-American Girls Professional Baseball League (AAGPBL) teams — her teammate Greta stirs up homosexual feelings that she had previously pushed away. Meanwhile, another character Max — who has a boyfriend — is wrestling with her attraction to women.

The series, which premieres Friday on Prime Video, even touches — predictably — on the issue of transgenderism, as Max finds out that her estranged aunt has been passing as a man for years. This leads her to begin experimenting with her own gender identity.

The series will feature the return of unhinged, foul-mouthed Trump hater Rosie O’Donnell — who played third base player Doris Murphy in the 1992 film and who came out as gay in 2002 — as the owner of a LGBTQ-friendly bar where some of the players congregate in secret.

Sounds like another woke winner for Hollywood.

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