The clip above is from the film The Remains Of The Day. It’s a film about an English mansion primarily set during the Second World War and centers on the repressed love affair of head butler Mr. Stevens (Anthony Hopkins) and housekeeper (Emma Thompson).
But that’s not why I’m bringing up the movie here. What I want to highlight is the function of the Stevens character in the context of the important events around him. For example, in the scene above Stevens is serving the Men who are sitting around sipping brandy and pontificating when one of them essentially humiliates Stevens for not knowing anything. Stevens is forced by his station in life to simply accept their ridicule as the truth – he doesn’t know anything because the focus of his life has been service to Men.
I was talking about this subject the other night on the phone with a very powerful Alpha in New York, and he mentioned that he wanted to own faggots who would simply serve him and his friends without distraction. I brought up this scene as an example of what he was discussing.
Honestly, the film is a meditation on the life of a servant. We can extrapolate that to include the life of a faggot. This is how a faggot should approach its life and purpose. We must keep remain focused on the needs of the Men we serve and not get distracted by aspects of their lives that have nothing to do with us.
I do highly recommend this fantastic film. As a faggot, I appreciated it in a way that I’m sure never crossed the minds of most other viewers. I’m sure you will, too.