Taking an LGBT-only view misses the fact that Putin's government is increasingly restricting basic freedoms for all of Russian civil society. This anti-LGBT hate campaign is occurring in an increasingly authoritarian regime where basic rights must be preserved for all.
Let's not forget that our gay brothers and sisters still live in Russia, and this Weeklings! is for them. It's a rundown of Russia's great and arguably gay cultural history. Putin can't erase the cartoonish, deeply LGBT glamor of furs and Chekhovian leading ladies.