Skip to comments.GLAAD finds movies lag behind TV in LGBT roles
Posted on 08/21/2013 9:51:47 AM PDT by Olog-hai
We may be seeing more prominent gay and lesbian characters on TV shows, but the movie industry lags well behind the small screen, an advocacy group reports.
In its first study of LGBT roles in major studio releases, the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation found that compared with TV, where there has been a significant shift over the past decade, Major studios appear reluctant to include LGBT characters in significant roles or franchises.
In its report released Wednesday, GLAAD found that of the 101 releases from Hollywoods six major studios in 2012, just 14 included characters identified as lesbian, gay, or bisexual. Most were no more than cameos or minor roles, it saidand none of the films tracked had transgender characters.
Until LGBT characters appear more regularly in these studio films, there will be the appearance of bias, said Wilson Cruz, GLAADs national spokesperson, in an interview. He added that his organization will be meeting with studio executives to discuss the findings.
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Gosh! we gotta fix that!
nothing like token gays in every movie!
Well, Legolas and Gimli were a little sweet on each other..., not to mention Sam and Frodo.
Do we get to count Lord of the Rings trilogy to beef up the count?
How many characters were normal straight Tea Party conservatives?
It is amazing how much quality and thought went into script writing before the total moron takeover of Hollywood.
People feel they’re paying directly at a movie theater and there are not enough of them to make homo themes or characters pay-off at the box office.
It is to be known that every gay character portrayed has to be the most noble, kind, wise and funny character in the show.
Not to fear, there are 3 Hillary Clinton dramaedies in the works.
How many movies had pedophiles and albinos? Actually the more important question, how many had pedophile albinos?
The actor who played Gandalf/Magneto is a radical homo activist (who takes delight in boys running up to him at comic conventions).
The hell they do.
You gays are on damn near every show...
Disney’s movie Powder (about an albino) was directed by a man-boy-lover.
The film’s production by Disney resulted in a controversy over the choice of director Victor Salva, who had been convicted of molesting a 12-year-old child actor in 1988. When Powder was released, the victim came forward again in an attempt to get others to boycott the film in protest at Disney’s hiring Salva. Since then, Disney has not picked up any more pictures by Salva.
Right, now they want to be in EVERY movie in a pro-active role. No lesbian serial killers.
Major studios appear reluctant to include LGBT characters in significant roles or franchises.
Maybe because major studios are bleeding cash and they know that this lunacy won’t help?
The actor who portrayed Spider-Man wanted the reboot “Mary Jane” to be a guy.
It's sure to be a hit and make all the investment back plus a handsome profit.
Well, not sympathetic like Silence of the Lambs. That was a great role model for transgendered youth.
While I realize that you're just making a joke, it's interesting that in today's culture it's almost impossible to portray true, deep friendship between two men without the implication that they're "gay" for each other.
I was flying back from South Africa just a couple of days ago and was too tired to read but couldn't go to sleep (I was in the cattle car section, after all), so I was watching movie after movie, and watched the film, "On The Town" (1949) with Gene Kelly and Frank Sinatra. Toward the end, after Gene thinks he's lost his new girlfriend (Vera Ellen), Frank is comforting him, saying "I know how tough you're taking this, kid", to which he replies, "I know you know...that's why I love you". They then walk back to their friends, Frank's arm around Gene's shoulders.
A scene that would never be in a movie today.
He's also one of the greatest actors of his generation. Credit where it's due.
Hitler was a “powerful” speaker and had an eye for skilled filmmaker talent. He was also a vile piece of sh!t.
Ummm...mebbe ‘cuz they’re disgusting, perverted and unnatural? Just a guess...
So NOT including sodomite characters in movies and tv equals defamation. GFY!
And all the lesbians are hot women. Ever been to a WNBA game? Notsomuch...
This is becoming the mantra. If you do not CELEBRATE "gay pride", you are "anti" homosexual.
You must cheer the lifestyle. So much for "freedom of choice".
General Mills decided this year to proclaim the "'Lucky' to be gay" twitter campaign.
What's "unlucky" about being heterosexual?
The culture has been perverted by self-absorbed immature freaks.
Okay then, Michael Jackson was a repeat accused pedophile with Hollywood stars who’ve even made molestation allegations.
He was also world renowned as the King of Pop.
He was still a vile person. Same boat as Ian.
And Ian has outlived many of his generation but was NOT a superior actor to those of his birth generation who’ve passed on.
We tried to watch “Chopped” last night until one of the chefs announced it’s sex change from female to male. Switched over to a recorded episode of “Hotel Impossible”.
Shawshank Redemption didn't exactly show "The Sisters" in a good light either.
Maybe because its a heck of a lot easier to prove results at a box office than on TV. And those films are non-starters, no matter how many phony Oscar accolades they receive.
Like Franck Englehoffer in Father of the Bride:
Thank goodness for TCM.
What a Conservative father wants to do after a day of drudgery trying to earn more money for the clueless central socialist government to spend, and the children slaving away learning about how evil America’s history is and mother taking care of her family is to sit down in front of their television set and watch homosexuals groping and coupling with one another.
What, in the name of God, could possibly be entertaining about watching homosexuals and lesbians prance about and talk about their trysts and dalliances?
It might entertain Barney Fwank, but Barney is hardly indicative of a normal human being; in fact, no homosexual is normal. They’ve devoted their lives to wallowing in filth and obscenity and now want you to watch them for entertainment.
I say banish all sodomists to a remote Hawaiian Island, or reactivate Alcatraz....that way they’ll be close to their favorite city on the bay.
That's a matter of opinion. To me, he sounds like an Anglican archbishop who smells a fart.
You stop with your horrible math and common sense immediately!/s
Maybe I should bring up Jerry Sandusky or other prominent “talented” homosexuals with a thing for young boys.
Maybe the influential constituents of both parties will decree the passing of another law.
Even Scott Thorson claims he “did it” with Michael Jackson.
Welcome to FR. Did you know that there are conservatives here?
I was thinking of Corey Haim.
A friend says it chilled him that Michael had a “memory” for boys that interested him.
There was some project my friend worked on. Michael learned the man had a son and invited him over for something or other. They never went.
Around 2 years later, (and I forget the circumstances of the communication/encounter) but Michael remembered the name of the man’s son, asked how he was doing, and again extended an invite. He event sent a signed photo to the man (who kept it from his son at the time, and has mentioned it to the son now grown to adulthood, who does not want it).
# TV Show Channel Start Finish
1 Hot L Baltimore ABC 1975 1975
2 Barney Miller ABC 1975 1982
3 Soap ABC 1977 1981
4 The Kids in the Hall HBO 1988 1995
5 Roseanne ABC 1988 1997
6 In Loving Color FOX 1990 1994
7 The Real World MTV 1992 current
8 NYPD Blue ABC 1993 2005
9 Ellen ABC 1994 1998
10 Friends NBC 1994 2004
11 ER NBC 1994 2009
12 Buffy the Vampire Slayer WB, UPN 1997 2003
13 South Park Comedy Central 1997 current
14 Dawsons Creek WB 1998 2003
15 Sex and the City HBO 1998 2004
16 Will and Grace NBC 1998 2006
17 Family Guy Fox 1999 current
18 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit NBC 1999 current
19 House Hunters HGTV 1999 current
20 TSG Presents Worlds Dumbest truTV 1999 current
21 Queer as Folk Showtime 2000 2005
22 Trading Spaces TLC, Disc, Home 2000 2008
23 Survivor CBS 2000 current
24 Big Brother CBS 2000 current
25 24 Fox 2001 2005
26 Six Feet Under HBO 2001 2005
27 The Amazing Race: CBS 2001 current
28 American Idol Fox 2002 current
29 Nip/Tuck FX 2003 2010
30 Queer Eye for the Straight Guy Bravo 2003 2007
31 Lost ABC 2004 2009
32 Rescue Me FX 2004 2011
33 House M.D. Fox 2004 2012
34 Desperate Housewives ABC 2004 current
35 The Office NBC 2005 current
36 Greys Anatomy ABC 2005 current
37 American Dad Fox 2005 current
38 Iron Chef America Food Network 2005 current
39 Ugly Betty ABC 2006 2010
40 Brothers & Sisters ABC 2006 2011
41 30 Rock NBC 2006 current
42 HGTV Design Star HGTV 2006 current
43 The Bad Girls Club Oxygen 2006 current
44 Mad Men AMC 2007 current
45 Rules of Engagement CBS 2007 current
46 True Blood HBO 2008 current
47 The Secret Life of the American Teenager ABC Family 2008 current
48 90210 CW 2008 current
49 Glee Fox 2009 current
50 Modern Family ABC 2009 current
51 Chopped Food Network 2009 current
52 Southland NBC, TNT 2009 2013
53 Archer FX 2010 current
54 Pretty Little Liars ABC Family 2010 current
55 The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Bravo 2010 current
56 Happily Divorced TV Land 2011 current
57 My Cat from Hell Animal Planet 2011 current
58 American Horror Story FX 2011 current
59 Kathy Bravo 2012 2013
60 Anger Management FX 2012 current
61 The New Normal NBC 2012 2013
62 Partners CBS 2012 2013
63 Smash NBC 2012 2013
64 Go On, Don't Trust the B---- in Apt. 23 ABC 2012 2013
65 Malibu Country ABC 2012 2013
66 Emily Owens, M.D. CW 2012 2013
67 The Carrie Diaries CW 2013 current
68 Sean Saves the World NBC 2013 current
69 Under the Dome CBS 2013 current
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Wow. These perverts are really sharp!
Apparently they haven't noticed that every otherwise entertaining TV series in the last few years which chose to show protracted and in your face gratuitous explicit gay activity which added nothing to the plot met a quick rejection and slow death.
A few come to mind...
Several more which, after I erased them from my hard drives, I try not to think about again.
Clueless, these producers. ay
Fortunately, the deviants have yet to achieve legislation to force me to buy a ticket to see a pervert movie.
How does it follow that I shouldn't comment on the talents of an actor (who, in this case, happens to be gay) because I'm doing so on a conservative forum?
The clueless little fag killed the Spiderman franchise all by himself.
I suspect a very large number of people who profited from the series are not amused...
Are you trying to put words in my mouth, so to speak? I never tried to tell you not to comment.
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