during world war 2, “punk” was slang for an effeminate gay man, or the younger partner in a homosexual relationship
bucky affectionately calls steve the 40s equivalent of “twink”
could we have a source for this because this is just too damn good.
Punk generally denoted a physically slighter youth who let himself be used sexually by an older and more powerful man, the wolf, in exchange for money, protection, or other forms of support.
From George Chauncey’s Gay New York: Gender, Urban Culture, and the Making of the Gay Male World, 1890-1940, page 88
#i honestly do not think the filmmakers knew this (via giidas)
I’m still pretty tickled about this, to be honest.
(Source: margaretpcarter, via midnight-ophelia)