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.
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