This reminds me of the entire way the culture has become so twisted, automatically and bizarrely reading sleaze into what was once everyday normalcy. I’ve shown old movies, old magazines, and all sorts of vintage material to folks nowadays, and they have an almost kneejerk reaction of reading some perverse sexual innuendo into absolutely everything. And I mean everything. Sometimes jokingly, sometimes not. Always a twisted subtext ready to be applied, to the most mundane and innocuous material.
It’s all rather warped. But it seems like modern culture has really cultivated this in recent years.
Go search ‘photos, “gay interest”’ on ebay.com.
You will see everyday snapshots from decades past with a slur cast at anonymous people.