Netflix’s sexy Regency series, Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story included prominent gay characters in Reynolds and Brimsley, servants to the King and Queen who are in a secret relationship.
These lovely characters are just the latest in a long line of gay characters relegated to servant/butler positions for the main characters.
But while the trope comes with its own set of issues – why are the gays relegated to the downstairs? – there are some excellent gay butlers in entertainment. Here are five instances of gay butlers and servants who served their own fabulosity in between cooking, cleaning and other acts of… service.Services rendered: Stolen glances, steamy love scenesQueen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story features the first prominent queer story in the popular Netflix Regency-era romance series.
Reynolds (Freddie Dennis), the King’s secretary, and Brimsley (Sam Clemmett), the Queen’s secretary, are in a secret and forbidden romance.