It’s kind of hilarious; every time they have to bring up Hephaistion, usually managing to force it down to, like, once or twice a program (Alexander’s reaction to his death makes it kind of unavoidable), whoever’s on screen talking sort of spends ten seconds squirming uncomfortably and then refers to Hephaistion as ‘one of the king’s close confidantes’ or ‘a close ally’.
I’m like, guys; it’s 2012. It’s okay. You can say it. They were fucking.