Page to Screen: Troy (2004)

based on The Iliad by Homer

Oh, Troy. Let’s flash back to 2004—I was thirteen and obsessing over representations of queer men in media. Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings had also recently wrapped up, leaving the legions of Orlando Bloom fangirls to follow him to his next project. (Technically, his next project was The Calcium Kid, but I’m going to guess that you’ve never heard of it.) And lo, we did—although I was a lot more invested in how Achilles and Patroclus’ relationship was going to be portrayed. I remember cackling all the way through. Flash forward to 2011—my college library is full of films I cannot believe we own, Troy among them. Revisiting it… I cackled the whole way through. Again. Oh, nostalgia.

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