Nick Carraway is queer. Good bye.
Pretty sure Nick fucks a dude from that awful party at the beginning of the book. Literally the only way that scene makes sense.
So yes. Nick Carraway is totally queer.
I THOUGHT I WAS THE ONLY ONE!
I have forever stopped at those lines and waited for some teacher to say something about that but it NEVER HAPPENS.
I am so happy right now.
We talked about this in class (actually just a few hours ago) and all that scene is supposed to show is how drunk they were when they hung out. Fitzgerald himself was actually known to be quite the homophobe so unless we were meant to seriously HATE the character he wouldn’t purposely make them homosexual. Although as it is a book, as my teacher put it “the unspecified words are always open to interpretation.” So it can be taken that Nick is gay by the reader, but his intention was just to show that neither man any longer gave a frickle-frack about high-society decency.