Q: What is your favorite fairy tale and why?
A: Rub-a-dub-dub, three men in a tub! What’s not to like about that? Okay, I suppose that’s cheating. It’s a nursery rhyme, not a fairy tale, technically speaking, but since this answer doesn’t have to go through peer review, I’m sticking with it. Though the lyrics have changed over the centuries, I can’t help but hear it as a quintessential queer image hiding in plain sight, and it always makes me wonder: Who are these gents? Why are they floating out to sea? Just how big is that tub? And importantly, is there room for one more?