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Jurassic World's lesbian vet and other LGBT characters that are all talk
BBC News ^ | 20th June 2018 | BBC News

Posted on 07/02/2018 7:14:31 AM PDT by Ennis85

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom star Daniella Pineda says her character in the film is gay - not that you would know from watching it.

She told Build that the line with the reveal was cut from the movie "for the sake of time".

In the scene, she's talking to Chris Pratt's character.

"I look at Chris and I'm like: 'Square jaw, good bone structure, tall, muscles - I don't date men, but if I did, it would be you'," she said.

Daniella continued: "I love that I'm looking at Chris Pratt, like the hottest guy in the world and I'm just like, 'it would gross me out but I guess I would do it'.

"It was cool because it was a little insight into my character, but they cut it."

She added that she hopes that aspect of her character, Dr Zia Rodriguez, can be developed in the next Jurassic World film.

It's the latest in a line of recent films where LGBT representation hasn't quite made it from the script to the screen.

Lando is pansexual

We've had Ewoks, Hutts and Jawas but it has taken 41 years of films to introduce a hint of LGBT characters to the Star Wars movies.

The writer of Solo: A Star Wars Story says iconic character Lando Calrissian is pansexual in the sci-fi series.

People who identify as pansexual are attracted to others regardless of their gender.

Lando is played by Donald Glover in the latest movie and by Billy Dee Williams in the original trilogy.

"There's a fluidity to Donald and Billy Dee's sexuality," said Jonathan Kasdan, who co-wrote Solo, in an interview with Huffington Post.

"I would have loved to have gotten a more explicitly LGBT character into this movie.

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KEYWORDS: gay; harrypotter; hollywood; homosexual; homosexualagenda; lgtb; marvel; moviereview; startrek; starwars
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Instead, viewers rely on Lando's mild flirting with Alden Ehrenreich as Han Solo and comments from Phoebe Waller-Bridge's L3-37 to piece together the character's fluid sexuality.

Dumbledore's gay - just don't expect to see him hook up

In 2007 JK Rowling caused a stir with some Harry Potter fans when she revealed that Dumbledore was gay.

This was the same year she released the final book in the series. But across seven instalments, his sexuality had never been committed to the page.

"Dumbledore fell in love with Grindelwald [a dark wizard in the Harry Potter universe], and that added to his horror when Grindelwald showed himself to be what he was," she told fans in New York at the time.

So when Jude Law was cast as a younger, hotter (sorry Michael Gambon) Dumbledore opposite Johnny Depp's Grindelwald in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, fans were disappointed at director David Yates' comments that Dumbledore's sexuality would "not explicitly" be addressed on screen.

He said the men fell in love with each other's "ideas and ideology" as well as "each other."

JK Rowling told followers on Twitter that she would mute those who attacked her for the decision to not focus on this in the film.

She wrote the screenplay for Fantastic Beasts 2.

OK, well how gay is the Marvel Cinematic Universe?

Marvel's movie A-listers are a heterosexual bunch, but LGBT hopes were raised with talk of Tessa Thompson portraying bisexual character Valkyrie in Thor: Ragnorok.

But talk is all it turned out to be.

"There were things that we talked about that we allowed to exist in the characterisation, but maybe not be explicit in the film," Tessa told Rolling Stone after the movie was released.

She said a scene showing a woman leaving her bedroom was cut to make room for "vital exposition."

It's "frustrating" to see scenes like this cut from major blockbusters, Montreal-based LGBT, film and business writer Erika Ashley tells Newsbeat..

"As an LGBT person, if there's a fairly large LGBT storyline in any form of media, it's frustrating to see it cut, watered down or reduced to a very small part of the storyline when that's an endemic part of who the character is," she says.

Valkyrie's story wasn't continued in Avengers: Infinity War (the character didn't return) so all we have are Tessa's words to rely on.

https://twitter.com/TessaThompson_x/status/921876958673113088

Scenes which hinted at a relationship between Ayo and Okoye in Black Panther were also cut, according to actress Florence Kasumba.

Has DC done any better?

Wonder Woman is one of DC's biggest successes in the cinema but the $821 million (£608 million) it made at the box office came without fully exploring her sexuality.

Diana Prince (Wonder Woman) is bisexual in the comics, which was confirmed by writer Greg Rucka in 2016 - the year before the film hit screens.

In the movie, she left her tropical paradise (populated only by women) after falling for Chris Pine's character, Steve Trevor.

Since then, there have been petitions online and Wonder Woman star Gal Gadot has spoken of her support for showing the Amazon's sexuality on screen.

"It's not something we've explored," she told Variety magazine in 2016.

"When you talk theoretically about all the women on Themyscira (Wonder Woman's home) and how many years she was there, then what he said makes sense."

"We need to remember the movie business is, first and foremost, a business, so movie theatres and large studios aren't necessarily looking to tell a storyline that's going to decrease their numbers," adds Erika.

"So what's happened with Solo seems like a tester to see how people respond and whether there would be any negative backlash before moving forward."

We'll have to wait and see if any future films will set things straight (or not).

Star Trek's Sulu is gay - but the actor doesn't want him to be

Actor John Cho, who plays Hikaru Sulu in the most recent version of Star Trek, revealed that his character is gay in the press tour for Star Trek Beyond in 2016.

There was a scene filmed where Sulu kisses his husband when they are reunited after he comes off the USS Enterprise.

According to Simon Pegg, who co-wrote the movie, the decision to make the character gay was made as a tribute to actor George Takei, who originally played the character in the 60s.

But George - who is gay and has campaigned for LGBT rights - didn't agree, saying a homosexual Sulu was not part of the canon.

Cue super-nerd Simon Pegg writing an in-depth blog about canon and the Star Trek universe in defence of his decision.

In the end, the arguments don't really matter - the kiss in question was left on the cutting room floor.

1 posted on 07/02/2018 7:14:31 AM PDT by Ennis85
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To: Ennis85

Exactly what reason has Hollywood gone so gay in their movies????

With only 2-4% of the population being gay, what are they trying to do????


2 posted on 07/02/2018 7:17:37 AM PDT by JBW1949 (I'm really PC....PATRIOTICALLY CORRECT!!!!)
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To: Ennis85

Why should we care? Shut up and act.


3 posted on 07/02/2018 7:18:59 AM PDT by pgyanke (Republicans get in trouble when not living up to their principles. Democrats... when they do.)
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To: JBW1949

Exactly what reason has Hollywood gone so gay in their movies????

With only 2-4% of the population being gay, what are they trying to do????

Tranny too and no white women ever marries a white man anymore.

Diversity!


4 posted on 07/02/2018 7:19:08 AM PDT by Uversabound (Might does not make right, but it does enforce the commonly recognized rights of each succeeding gen)
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To: Ennis85

Sick of all this f a g (*=)/+,.@$##$.

Children try to see these movies, and I am already sick that they are actually made for immature adults.


5 posted on 07/02/2018 7:19:12 AM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Federal-run medical care is as good as state-run DMVs.)
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To: Uversabound

Yes, and the worst are commercials!

AFA used to write or boycott companies advertising on immoral shows.

What do you do when the AD is immoral?


6 posted on 07/02/2018 7:21:44 AM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Federal-run medical care is as good as state-run DMVs.)
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To: JBW1949
what are they trying to do????

They're propagandizing faggotry, because Hollywood is full of faggots.

It's not "just entertainment".

It was NEVER "just entertainment".

It's filthy people promoting filth.

7 posted on 07/02/2018 7:22:29 AM PDT by NorthMountain (... the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed)
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To: Ennis85

A character in a movie does not exist, and so it can not be gay or not gay.

But to please insane followers, the makers of the movie have decreed that a character is gay, so the wackos can let their imaginations run wild. Liberals can’t distinguish between reality and fantasy anyway, so let them have fun.


8 posted on 07/02/2018 7:24:56 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Search Google for: "politico obama collusion with hezbollah". obama is a traitor to this country.)
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To: Uversabound

They run the dump.


9 posted on 07/02/2018 7:27:07 AM PDT by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: Ennis85

One thing I really dislike in the advocacy of LBGTQOWFVCP is that it makes friendship a subject of suspicion. One cannot have a close friend of the same gender without being suspected of being gay. Taken to the extreme, it has the effect of isolating people.

For some reason, I’m thinking of a scene from Scary Movie, in which one guy starts talking to another guy about their relationship. The gay guy keeps bringing up example after example of how their relationship is gay, and the other guy keeps rebutting him with perfectly innocent and platonic explanations of each example. For example, “What about that trip to San Francisco?” is rebutted by “We were shopping!”

The desire to cast everything in a gay light is not healthy or productive. That it is so ubiquitous these days is an Obama legacy that hopefully will die sooner rather than later.


10 posted on 07/02/2018 7:28:39 AM PDT by exDemMom (Current visual of the hole the US continues to dig itself into: http://www.usdebtclock.org/)
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To: JBW1949
I think *all* of the Sexual Revolution projects for the past century, since the Mother of the Sexual Revolution, Margaret Sanger, have the same underlying theme. That theme is the destruction of natural sex on every level.

And why would anybody want the destruction of natural sex? For the destruction of natural human procreation. They want to interdict humans, as a species, from procreation.

11 posted on 07/02/2018 7:30:05 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o
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To: Ennis85
She found men inadequate, until she found one that wasn't.
How is that gay?
I call it discerning.
Something the gay community is not known for.

12 posted on 07/02/2018 7:33:23 AM PDT by BitWielder1 (I'd rather have Unequal Wealth than Equal Poverty.)
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To: Ennis85

And in Solo, the new star wars, Lando Kalresian had a crush on his transgender robot.

This is all propaganda, that’s all it is. Social engineering by groups we don’t even know are there.


13 posted on 07/02/2018 7:33:38 AM PDT by Vic S
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To: Ennis85
We've had Ewoks, Hutts and Jawas but it has taken 41 years of films to introduce a hint of LGBT characters to the Star Wars movies.

Which is perhaps why recent Star Wars ventures are underperforming at the box office.

14 posted on 07/02/2018 7:38:15 AM PDT by Rummyfan (In any war between the civilized man and the savage, support the civilized man. Support Israel.)
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To: Ennis85
Lando is pansexual... i.e., f**k anything that moves.
15 posted on 07/02/2018 7:38:58 AM PDT by Rummyfan (In any war between the civilized man and the savage, support the civilized man. Support Israel.)
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To: JBW1949

...I look at Chris and I’m like: ‘Square jaw, good bone structure, tall, muscles - I don’t date men, but if I did, it would be you...

The absolutely best edit left on the cutting room floor...ever
It probably saved the movie.


16 posted on 07/02/2018 7:40:54 AM PDT by Sasparilla ( I'm Not Tired of Winning)
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To: Ennis85

And at the end, the writing and characters are pretty lame as it is. The fact that the character is whatever sexuality they want to say doesn’t make the film or the already badly written character any more interesting.


17 posted on 07/02/2018 7:44:00 AM PDT by Morpheus2009
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To: Rummyfan

Actually the characters in Star Wars are just pretty empty and flat as written nowadays. You either have a character so good at everything that it sucks the suspense for that character out, or you have a character so hopelessly a joke that I ended up not caring.


18 posted on 07/02/2018 7:45:49 AM PDT by Morpheus2009
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To: Ennis85

“Lando is pansexual”

Fornicates with kitchen pans?


19 posted on 07/02/2018 7:46:39 AM PDT by WKUHilltopper
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To: max americana
Hollywood is full of faggots.

That's what you always say.

20 posted on 07/02/2018 8:04:43 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (President Trump divides Americans . . . from anti-Americans.)
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