Nick Carraway

The protagonist of F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby was queer, while the modern film version of him is decidedly straight, says Noah Berlatsky in The Atlantic.

Nick Carraway is the voice and central character of Fitzgerald's Gatsby, and for decades, pundits and scholars asserted he was gay or bisexual, and likely in love with the wealthy and troubled Jay Gatsby. Berlatsky believes director Baz Luhrmann's take on the novel, released Friday to middling reviews but decent box office numbers, whitewashes queer references to Nick.

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