Among the scads of viewers live-tweeting NBC’s Peter Pan Live! on Thursday was Orange Is the New Black’s Lea DeLaria, who at one point tweeted: “I don’t know who else is watching Peter Pan but that was a lesbian love song.”
She was, of course, referring to one of Allison Williams’s drag moments as the titular character. “I do not understand how I have been a dyke comic for over 30 years — 33 years professionally — on television, everywhere and have never discussed the very thinly veiled homoerotic undertones of Peter Pan. And it wasn’t until I saw it that I went, How did I miss this?” she told Vulture at Cyndi Lauper’s Home for the Holidays benefit concert for homeless LGBT youth. What’s her most memorable Pan moment? “I loved the Mary Martin one. I was glued to it as a child. It was like the greatest thing I’d ever seen. Here’s this girl dressed in drag, pretending to be married to another girl, who’s chasing her around begging her to kiss her. No wonder I loved this show as a little baby dyke! It was just hilarious.” Here’s hoping she turns these sentiments into a stand-up routine.