It’s absolutely fabulous, sweetie darling! And tbh, a lot of us saw it coming! HA!
Joanna Lumley is basically one of the funniest female English comedians going around at the moment, and in an interview recently, she off-handedly and confirmed what has been thought of her leading character in the hit 90s TV show ‘Absolutely Fabulous’ for years - she’s transgender!
So much of Lumley’s sense of humour is reflected in the character that shot her into the now - especially with ‘Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie’ coming out soon! - so her off-the-cuff quips and matter-of-fact observations are just that much more fabulously hilarious.
Joanna confirmed the theory in an off-hand manner as she thanked the LGBTIQ community for supporting the show over the years and loving her disheveled, constantly drunken fashion editor’s role as a character. She said, "We tried very hard, but [gay people] refused to be offended — and I admire them for that. Thank God you're hanging on in there."
"You go back and pick through it, the amount of gay references and ease with which it's been put into the story, without it being dragged along like a great log of plot. It's really normal that one of [Edina's] ex-husbands now lives with his young boyfriend. It's completely normal that [Edina] wants Saffy [Edina's long-suffering daughter] to be a lesbian or that Serge [Edina's long lost son] is gay and living in New York.”
She then dropped the B by saying, "It's completely normal that Patsy is transgender."
There you have it. All of a sudden, that scene in the ’Morocco’ episode makes so much sense with Patsy playing a guitar with a moustache and cropped hair. Blaze that trail, girl!