Nils Asther

"Like Garbo, I have been given many labels by the newspapers, ‘Very nearly as handsome as Valentino' . . . 'the masculine version of that mysterious fascination with Garbo's.' [But] I am tired of being just a screen lover, and I hope someday to get a chance to be myself. I am rather like Greta in that I like to be alone. I love peace and quiet. Hollywood is really no place for me. I stagnate here . . . I only feel awake when the air is fresh and crisp as in my native Scandinavia.” — Nils Asther

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Kristina, King of Sweden

In the past three articles, we have chosen rather easy topics, or at least easy in one aspect. They have a clear identity, but with Christina, that is not the case. This article is where the interpretation portion of this project will come on the main stage, as there are many different queer labels Christina could have fallen under. Thus, without her to clarify, we can only do our best with the information we have. This is just our opinion; if you disagree, and have a good reason, please leave it in the comments and know that your thoughts have the same weight as ours. The only thing we know for certain about her is there was no way she was heterosexual, cisgender, and dyadic.  

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