I’m not saying there’s no conspiracy. There is, there is. I’m only saying that
he doesn’t want to be the leader of the conspirators, because he’s denying his
sexuality. What is the relationship between Hamlet and Horatio? It’s obvious
Horatio loves him . . .
All Hamlet’s friends are either soldiers or actors. Horatio, Francesco,
Barnardo, Marcellus . . .
Do you not think it’s suspicious?
(Talking over him) Do you not think it’s a bit dark? . . .
It is . . .
It’s suspicious because they represent the gay community in Denmark. They’re putting
pressure on Hamlet to acknowledge his homosexuality and lead their cause. They
all say to him: ‘You are one of us. Come with us, be our princess, our queen . . .’
It would have been nicer with white sheets . . .
. . .
‘Leave Ophelia, abandon the hetero world that is making you so unhappy. Leave
Ophelia and come with us and we’ll take away the pain you are carrying and that
weighs on you like a gravestone. Be ours and we’ll put colours on the blackness
that consumes you. Come into the world of cinemascope and technicolour.’
White or a more natural colour, something beige . . .
There’s not much contrast with the black . . .
That’s why Laertes goes to Paris . . .
He goes to Paris . . .
Why doesn’t he help Ophelia to win Hamlet over? They’re supposed to love each
other . . .
But Laertes goes off to Paris and leaves his sister doomed to suicide . . .
Why? It’s very clear, because he’s gay. Laertes is gay. A gay man conspiring
with the Danish gay lobby . . .
That’s why he goes off to Paris . . .
And that’s why when Hamlet is most fucked, when he doubts most, when his
obsession gnaws at him to the point of consuming him, Rosencrantz and
Guildenstern are sent to him . . .
What can you expect from two blokes called Rosencrantz and Guildenstern . . .
Laertes, Horatio, Francisco, Barnardo, Marcellus, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern . . .
All gay. All in cahoots to turn Hamlet into their queen . . .
And Hamlet doubts . . .
All his obsessions are a smokescreen . . .
He doesn’t care about his father’s ghost, he doesn’t care about his mother’s
nymphomania or his uncle’s greed. Hamlet rejects his homosexuality . . .
Hamlet doesn’t want to be gay . . .
Here I have gone right to the heart of Shakespeare’s conflict, the heart of
Hamlet’s conflict . . .
Hamlet doubts . . .
Hamlet wonders, ‘Am I a gay queen or am I the son of a bitch who killed her
husband and runs like a dog in heat to her brother’s bed?’ And Hamlet chooses
to be the son of a bitch and the nephew of king-killer . . .