How have ordinary people reacted?
“I’ve been signing more autographs. It’s finally proved to me that people are nowhere near as dumb or as prejudiced as the papers they read. I’ve had one comment, someone shouting (expert Arthur Mullard-esque mode) You queer cunt, from a car going fifty miles per hour, a real brave one. I’ve had the privilege of being seen in my worst possible incarnation and people being okay with it. If you’ve been the soundtrack to someone’s life, they’ll be a little more forgiving. I responded with honesty.