Skip to comments.Hollywood So Straight: Studio Films With LGBT Characters Dropped to Record Low Last Year(barf alert)
Posted on 05/27/2018 5:35:59 AM PDT by Ennis85
The number of Hollywood films featuring LGBTQ characters plummeted nearly 40 percent in 2017 compared to the year prior, an annual survey of the major movie studios by GLAAD said on Tuesday.
The group found that just 14 wide releases from the majors, as well as offerings from their indie divisions, were inclusive of queer identities in 2017, a drop from 23 films in 2016.
Only 12.8 percent of studio films contained characters who identified as lesbian, gay, bisexual or queer the lowest percentage of LGBTQ-inclusive major studio releases since GLAAD began tracking in 2012.
Trans characters were absent entirely from wide releases (though the report does contain praise for the Oscar-winning trans story A Fantastic Woman, released by Sony Pictures Classics).
On screen, record-breaking films like Black Panther and Wonder Woman prove that not only does inclusion make for great stories inclusion is good for the bottom line. It is time for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer stories to be included in this conversation and in this movement, said GLAAD CEO Sarah Kate Ellis in a fiery introduction the survey, called the Studio Responsibility Index (SRI).
Now in its sixth year, the SRI applies a secondary test to the films that rate as inclusive. Called the Vito Russo Test, its a set of parameters that vets a given film for the quality of its depiction of queer people (often in mainstream commercial fare, gay people are used as punchlines or provoke anxiety in straight characters).
Universal Pictures got the highest score of any studio, but was still labeled insufficient, by the SRI. Of fourteen wide releases. four of the studios films made the grade. The highest praise was for Jordan Peeles Get Out.
Its a blink-and-miss moment, but theres a revelation that Allison Williams character Rose also recruited at least one woman (Betty Gabriel) to bring home to her family, who conduct a sinister procedure that implants the brains of white people into able black bodies.
The films presentation of the photo seems to be in line with the reveal of other love interests that Rose has brought home, the study found. It wasnt necessarily thrilled with the fate that awaited Gabriels character which happens often with queer women in scripted content.
Behind Universal was 20th Century Fox (whose touching coming-out movie Love, Simon was released in 2018 and did not count for this survey) which merited inclusion for a gay male couple in Alien: Covenant and the creative and crucial deployment of Elton John in the plot of Kingsman: The Golden Circle. Fox was dinged for a portrayal of platonic female friendship in Amy Schumers Snatched.
Paramount received a poor rating, with just two inclusive films (Ruby Roses character in XxX: The Return of Xander Cage being one), along with Lionsgate.
Disneys eponymous label and portfolio studios Marvel, Lucasfilm and Pixar tied for last place with Sony Pictures with both studios only releasing one inclusive film and both earning a poor rating.
There was a small silver lining while depictions of queer people are still overwhelmingly stories of gay men, people of color counted for 57 percent of those characters last year. None among them were Asian or Pacific Islander, however.
Ellis and leadership from GLAAD hosted a breakfast at the Beverly Hills offices of agency WME on Tuesday morning, where they presented the SRI to industry players. Lena Waithe and TK sat for a panel discussion afterwards to discuss how Hollywood can increase quality representation in film.
Perhaps hollywierd say the bottom line on movies featuring perverted characters??
Well Golly Gee. Do you think maybe the viewing public is just getting tired of that crap? After being inundated the last 10 12. 15 years?
12.8 percent is nearly 3 times the estimated population on LGBTQXYZ in the country.
Even Hollywood finally recognizes what sells, and what definitely does not sell.
That’s the trouble with fiction, it has to make sense. Real life, on the other hand, does not.
“Record low?” Well that would be zero since queers were not depicted in movies or on TV at all until relatively recently. But Leftists and the truth are not well acquainted, so I supposed saying “record low” with some percentage is perfectly normal in their warped world.
Theyve been trying to sneak in these freaks, and present them as normal, for over a decade now.
Whenever I watch a show with these oddballs be presented as normal, it goes off. I have a feeling that much of America does the same. They can only afford to lose so much money on their perverted social crusade.
The bottom line IS the bottom line. As long as we keep turning it off, they will be forced to not present it.
It must be all about perspective, because I feel like I can’t turn on TV/see a movie/read a book that DOESN’T have a gay character.
My husband and I were really enjoying the show Ozark on Netflix until - boom! - graphic gay scene. Turned it off and refuse to watch more. Same with another show whose name escapes me at the moment.
Meanwhile virtually every TV sitcom embraces LGBT characters in some form or other.
I will take your word for it—never watch the dungpile of current sitcoms.
There was a movie with George Peppard and Raymond Burr called "PJ", where Peppard plays a detective named PJ Detwiler. There was a sequence where he is following a suspect and tails him into a gay leather bar, and vividly gets beaten bloody for being straight, and trespassing.
Oddly enough, when I saw the movie on TV, years later, the whole sequence had vanished... I suppose it didn't reflect well on the Sexual Revolution, even then.
Ok alphabet people, here’s the deal: we don’t want to see you, hear, from you, be around you, or watch you prance around in a movie or show. Is that clear?
Even Sophia Vergara can not make me watch that show. And she could make me do darn near anything.
Exactly. “Record low” to them means they are not getting away with pretending these people are 50% of the population. Same people who enormously skew the racial quotas in ads.
Easily made up for by the exploding number of LMNOP characters on every television show and cable series.
Is that a movie? I thought this article was about movies.
Every time I turn on the tv, they’re all over it.
Why the barf alert?
This is good new and simply shows the business end of Hollywood is alive and well. If movies cast with lgbt actors made money, which they would if people wanted to watch them,then the numbers would increase and not decrease as this article claims is happening.
Are you disappointed I didn't post pics of fags in movies? They're pushing this sickness everywhere in our culture.
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