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Why ‘Downton Abbey’ is history’s gayest British export

Downton Abbey

I don't like to take a lot of advice from my Twitter friends, but when the right combination of folks hashtag things I've never heard of, I get the feeling I'm missing the boat.

And this time, it was a boat straight to English gay hell: "Downton Abbey."

I recognized Maggie Smith's cold blank stare on ads oddly running on MARTA buses and the occasional stops along my Midtown route to work. It was her and two other fancy white ladies in period costumes. As if you'd see Maggie Smith doing anything else.

"What's this DownTOWN Abbey stuff I keep seeing?" I asked by boyfriend.