It’s Basically a Gay Rights Allegory
Dorothy is the original Hag. She travels down a yellow brick road with a fey lion and two single dudes to meet the Wiz…who ends up being a woman in drag who eventually comes out to everyone around her so that she can live the life she always wanted to live. The fact that The Wiz is played by an entertainer who has done everything to confirm her queerness but officially come out is the cherry on top of the gay positive sundae of The Wiz Live in 2015. Reaching? We think not.