O’Donnell has made a guest appearance on the new series “A League of their Own” as a bartender at a local gay bar, a role she sure would make Doris proud. In a recent interview with Vanity FairO’Donnell talks about the making of the original film and her determination to portray Doris as gay even when no one else could see the character’s apparently weird encoding.
“When we made the movie, there was a scene [where] I’m on the bus: ‘I never felt like a real girl or even a girl, but now I see there’s a lot of us, we’re fine.’ For me, it was her saying she found her tribe, right? There are gay women or athletic women or women like her, and my character, I think, loves Mae and probably doesn’t know how to show it. But it was 1991 when we shot it, or 1990, and times were different. You don’t realize until you’re about to face the new show what it could have been like. “
The weirdness of the All-American Women’s Baseball League isn’t something Prime Video has thrown at the new series for “wake points” or whatever else the pointless detractors are trying to claim, and O’Donnell confirmed this even when they were making movies in the early 1990s. Rosie said: “When we met real players, people in their 70s – 80s, some of them – they’ll say, ‘Oh, this is my roommate, Betsy,’. “I was like, ‘Oh, how long have you been roommates?’ [and they’d say] “Oh, 27 years.”
https://www.slashfilm.com/997927/rosie-odonnell-defied-the-director-to-keep-her-a-league-of-their-own-character-gay/ Rosie O’Donnell defied the director to keep her a league about their own personalities as gay