GLAAD Call For LGBT Representation In ‘Star Wars’ | Film News
It’s a big thing now that modern day films include a variety of sexualities. The LGBTQ* rights group GLAAD – Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation – point out that 2015’s films failed to adequately present homosexual characters. Star Wars in particular was hot on their lips:
“As sci-fi projects have the special opportunity to create unique worlds whose advanced societies can serve as a commentary on our own, the most obvious place where Disney could include LGBT characters is in the upcoming eighth Star Wars film,” GLAAD commented.
“2015’s The Force Awakens has introduced a new and diverse central trio, which allows the creators opportunity to tell fresh stories as they develop their backstory. Recent official novels in the franchise featured lesbian and gay characters that could also be easily written into the stories”.
Stars Wars isn’t the only Disney film to receive some attention as of late. Recently, Twitter user Alexis Isabel (@lexi4prez) popularised the hashtag #GiveElsaAGirlfriend in the hopes that the protagonist from Frozen will end up with another woman in the sequel.
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