Figures such as the lesbian cop in “Onward” are a help the best direction, but don’t be fooled: It’s a child action
Within seconds of retrieving my phone from Disney protection following a premiere of “Onward, ” I saw a tweet celebrating Pixar’s first LGBTQ character.
And my thought that is immediate was “Where? ”
Evidently, i have to have coughed, or blinked, or been popcorn that is eating the main one line uttered by a lady officer (voiced by lesbian star Lena Waithe) that indicates that the smoothness features a gf.
Well, blinking is not permitted you might miss such hallowed community icons as “gay guy in a support group” (“Avengers: Endgame”), “two women pushing one stroller” (“Finding Dory”), “women kissing with New Year’s Eve energy during a climactic celebration” (“Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker”) or “foppish henchman who briefly dances with another dude” (the live-action “Beauty and the Beast”) if you want pick up on queer representation in mainstream Disney movies, or.
Don’t misunderstand me: Better these representations than none at all. American cinema includes a history that is rather sorry of LGBTQ figures altogether (through the Production Code age) or portraying people in that community as punchlines or as threats to culture. And especially, in family-friendly news, LGBTQ presence provides an increased degree of pearl-clutching from bigots who would like to conceal their small-mindedness behind “But…the kiddies! ‘Onward’ Is Latest Major Studio movie Having A blink-and-you’ll-miss-it lgbtq character (Commentary) 더보기