“Fried Green Tomatoes, the film version Fanny Flagg’s classic lesbian love story, turns 30 this month, and to help Turner Classic Movies celebrate this moment, QueerForty is serving up the top twelve queer food moments on film, free of spoiled milk and spoiled plots!
The Family Dinner Table: here is where the truth always comes out! While the joke might be to yell “Meatloaf again!” when Dr. Frank-N-Furter pulls the tablecloth off in The Rocky Horror Picture Show, the truth is it speak to a far reaching film trope: Dinner and a Show. The Bird Cage is another example: it’s mom and dad meet dad and “mom” and drag show and Hank Azaria as penis dusting houseboy. But food isn’t just about revelations, it’s a love language…”