can we get some more soft gay movies? like i want to see two teenage girls giving each other a quick goodnight kiss after their first date. i want to see two boys walking down the hallway holding hands. i want to see a man dropping off his husband at work. i wanna see two women snuggling on the couch and talking about their day. we get enough angst in the real world. give me happy gay movies
i want a how i met your mother to be about a pansexual ted mosby and the running joke is that barney’s offended ted doesn’t find him attractive
i want a legally blonde to be about a lipstick lesbian who goes to law school to get her girlfriend back
i want a that ‘70s show where jackie is bisexual and between dating kelso and hyde she brings her ugly ass girlfriends with her to hang out with the gang (because there’s no way she can have a woman in her life prettier than herself)
i want a 13 going on 30 where jenna rink wakes up to be 30 years old and his name is michael rink and he still falls in love with matty from the house next door
i want a parks & recreation where ann perkins is asexual but still becomes pregnant via artificial insemination because ann is perfect and would be the best mother in the history of ever
being lgbt+ doesn’t have to be the focal point of a movie or show
like i understand it’s still a pretty bold move in media but like i’m just getting sick of all of the representation being the ultra dramatic main premise of it all
there are so many lgbt+ dramas. just give me my sitcom.
“For me it seemed like the opportunity of a lifetime. A transgender woman playing the role of a transgender woman in a film that authentically represents the trans experience is nothing short of revolutionary for my community.”
It’s about providing people, and in this case children, the chance to understand themselves. When it comes to the development of identity, studies have proven that fiction helps us learn who we are by finding characters who chime with how we feel. If you take that away from a certain group of people, that group will feel isolated and wrong from the very start of their development as a person. Which seems rather cruel.
This is why Steven Universe is so important. The slow build from subtle framing of certain moments as romantic, to the oblique use of words like “love” and “flirting” to describe Ruby and Sapphire’s relationship, is really very clever. Instead of barreling straight in with the facts — that these two characters are in love — Steven Universe concentrates on the fact that this relationship is healthy and loving, and then moves on to making it clear that it’s undeniably romantic.
So it’s 2016! And we all have equal rights and opportunities of course we do and so liberal, whatever, sure. What a time to be alive! But actually International Queer Heartthrob™ Kate McKinnon was just asked in a Ghostbusters interview about her character’s sexuality and someone off camera very quickly told her that she can’t answer that question. Not LEGALLY ALLOWED to even HINT that a FICTIONAL CHARACTER in a MOVIE… MIGHT NOT BE STRAIGHT. She had to sit there, at this new height of her success, her career breakthrough, and still be told that she’s less than. And that’s…well, heartbreaking. It makes me feel a bit sick. Sony have literally hired a lesbian and then contracted her to not talk lesbian. What kind of big bowl of fuck off is that.
So Sony? You may want to perpetually portray worlds on screen in which we do not exist, but in the real one? Oh, we exist. In fact, thousands of teenage girls across the world have just been Holtzmanned by your film whether you like it or not. FYI that’s a new euphemism for realising you fancy girls. Screw you.
- petition for a movie featuring asexual kids
- petition for a movie not portraying bisexual people as cheaters
- petition for a movie that has transgender kids
- petition for a movie with genderqueer and/or genderfluid kids
- petition for a movie about aromantic kids
- petition for a movie that actually represents these massive groups of amazing people who are constantly under-represented or misrepresented