The Cute Little Red-Headed Girlfriend and I recently went to the Gene Autry Museum of Western Heritage so that we could see the exhibit "The Jews of the West." While we were there, we also walked through the large collection of costumes and props from old Hollywood Westerns and serials. I know about Western serials mainly through my mother, who saw them in the theater every week while growing up and reminisces about them often.
I saw this week that Marvel is resurrecting an old Western figure, The Rawhide Kid, and remaking him as a gay character. I'm a little dubious about their intention to make him a camp character, as deliberate effort sometimes kills the spirit of camp and comes off as heavy-handed. Still, I will reserve judgment until the title appears.
My favorite Western these days is the TV series Firefly, which is a Western in space drag. They are even more beloved to me these days after the utterly gratuitous but well done lesbian scene they threw in last week. My readers--especially the lesbians (e.g., GreyBird), honorary lesbians, lesbians in the body of men (e.g. Mark, Joel), wannabe lesbians, bean bags (the opposite of fag hags, e.g., Joe), and straight guys who dig lesbians (e.g. Oscar Jerome)--should consider tuning in.
At the very least, it will be much, much better than last night's Extreme Makeover, which I sincerely regret having watched.