#LGBTSuperheroes [VIDEO]

Via press release:

Why are LGBT Superheroes missing or desexualised in hollywood blockbusters? Iceman, Mystique, Catwoman and many other well known superheroes are written as LGBT in the comic books, only to then appear as straight when they hit the big screen.

Launching in partnership with MCM Comic Con today and following #GiveCaptainAmericaABoyfriend trending last week, this trailer gives fans the first opportunity to see LGBT superheroes accurately brought to life.

“This project has been been completed created by volunteers,” said Director Mike Buonaiuto. “We hope that we can demonstrate to the studios that there is a huge audience for accurate LGBT portrayal on the big screen, and it won’t deter cinema­goers to buy tickets.”

  • Oscarlating Wildely
    • Tigernan Quinn

      Man, which bathroom is THAT symbol.

      • Oscarlating Wildely

        All of the above, plus.
        Totally love it.

      • JCF

        A bathroom is a bathroom!

  • perversatile

    I’ve got good news and bad news, .
    Steve’s Gay.
    That’s great what’s the bad news?
    He’s a Gay Nazi.

    • JT

      That’s a very suspect move. He’s going to be gay and an undercover bad guy? It’s a return to McCarthyite tendencies.

      • perversatile

        I don’tt get it, Melissa McCarthy is a kind person and she loves to make people laugh. Are you saying Steve is fat?

    • lymis

      Yeah, really. WTF.

      • Actually, considering Hollywood’s history of LGBT treatment, and their clueless-ness in what the viewing public actually want to see on screen, I wouldn’t put it past them. Television has done far better in LGBT representation than the Big Screen.

  • There has been so gay and bi visibility on the CW shows (Arrow and Flash), but the point is well taken especially about movies.

    • JT

      In Arrow and Flash, it’s usually in minor roles and avoiding man on man relationships (and certainly no real action). There a single gay male character in Arrow who’s not in the main bunch. They should bring back Colton Haynes, now that he’s out, and get something going between his character and Arrow. In Flash, there isn’t a single gay male character as I recall.

      • YourNameHere

        Berlanti is at least trying.

        And they didn’t make Piper straight. They are hiring plenty of gay actors! Andy Mientus (Piper) is bisexual and engaged to a man, Wentworth Miller (who suggested that Cold be pansexual), John Barrowman, Colton Hayes, and Victor Garber.

        Sara Lance is bisexual in the universe. So it’s not terrible.

        • JT

          Hiring openly gay actors, while commendable, isn’t the same thing as portraying characters who are gay. There’s no reason we should be satisfied just with “knowing” a character is gay, or worse, being led to think he might be other than hetero.

          • lymis

            The first season Sarah was introduced, she was clearly in a same-sex relationship with Sin, and has had an ongoing “I love you but we’re exes for a reason” relationship with Nyssa, and they’ve been quite open about her sexuality since she moved to Legends.

            That’s far more than just “knowing” she’s not straight.

          • JT

            Thanks, but, as I indicated, I was specifically talking about male characters.

          • She had a same sex romance this season on Legends.

            The lesbians seem to be faring a bit better, probably because the assumption is that the audience for these shows is mostly straight men.

          • Considering that for some time the moment a gay actor came out he or she was stuck only getting hired to play gay roles (of which there aren’t that many) this is a major development and one we should celebrate.

          • JT

            Indeed, that’s why I said commendable. However, this thread is about gay characters.

      • Smithbc

        The chief of police in Flash is gay.

        • JT

          Oh, yeah. The guy we are supposed to think is gay even though it’s hardly ever a part of the storyline. An visible invisible gay guy.

          • Smithbc

            Yeah, not saying he has much of a story line, just that there is a gay male character on the show.

          • JT

            Exactly.

          • IamM

            And no one in the show is weird about it.

          • lymis

            He’s a tertiary character. But his husband has been brought up and seen on screen a number of times, and when he was hurt, the characters specifically addressed the need to call his husband.

            He’s hardly invisible, and it wasn’t just a one-shot reference. He’s consistently gay.

          • JT

            Consistently gay and tertiary.

          • YourNameHere

            Look if I thought for one second we had a shot at Captain Cold banging the Flash I would literally donate blood to the Producers. I don’t disagree with you about any of this but I’m happy to see my fellows get jobs at the very least.

        • IamM

          What about Sisko, is he gay too or did I make that up?

          • YourNameHere

            Cisco is flirting with Golden Glider in the show so probably straight but I don’t assume.

      • I agree that it’s mostly women that they show.

        Also, I would be happy to see Colton Haynes on the show again whether the character is gay or straight.

      • Michael

        In Flash the police chief is married to a man

      • MT YVR

        Pied Piper and the police commissioner get’s married to his husband. Actually Piper is hilarious. Getting locked up by the Flash his line was something like “being locked up in handcuffs by a man in full leather has always been a fantasy of mine”. We cracked up.

      • Incorrect – the Chief of Police, David Singh (Patrick Sabongui), is openly gay and married. We were treated to several well-written and well done scenes of their relationship over the last 2 seasons.

        • JT

          He is a very minor character.

  • Mark McGovern

    Not bad.

  • Marc

    Gay storylines are boring. I enjoy bromance between straight characters so much more.

    • JT

      Then don’t watch.

    • fuow

      Are you even old enough to be reading comic books?

      • Marc

        The typical comic books reader is too old to read them. I never read one by the way.

        • fuow

          Ah, well, that answer was to be expected, based on your first asinine comment.

          • Marc

            I was referring to movies and TV shows. I don’t care for comics.

          • fuow

            No, you don’t.
            Obviously.
            Your loss.

        • wineflask

          I’m 50, I’ve been reading comic books for the last 46 years (I learned to read on comic books, way before school) and I plan on reading comic books for at least another 46 years. No one’s too old, although some might be too stupid.

  • Kruhn

    I’m giving JMG a geek yellow card for ignoring the first– and happily married to a guy– openly gay superhero Northstar aka Jean Paul Beaubier married to Kyle Jinadu. Couple of pics one is fan fic the other is from the Marvel wedding on Central Park!

    • Tigernan Quinn

      Did they ever explain away why Warbird refused to go? She basically made a homophobic-ish comment and left.

      • Kruhn

        I think they did. I’ll have to look at my electronic pile of comics in that series. I think she made peace with that with some words of wisdom thanks to Wolverine, if memory serves.

    • lymis

      I disagree. Joe listed characters that have appeared in movies having been straightwashed, not all characters that are LGBT in the comics.

      Northstar has not appeared in a movie, and therefore isn’t one of the heroes under discussion. He certainly belongs in a larger discussion of LGBT characters in comics, but that wasn’t actually the point.

      • IamM

        also to be fair Iceman didn’t come out/start being portrayed as gay in the comics until what last year?

        And nonetheless, long before that, in the first X-men movie they did have the line “Have you tried not being a mutant?” delivered to him by his parents.

      • Kruhn

        It’s only a geek yellow card. Northstar is the grandaddy of the gay characters and should’ve gotten a mention, now if JMG is quoting a press release, I’ll change it to a whistle.

        I’m teasing the lot of you! LOL

    • Yalma Cuder-Zicci

      Joe posted a press release, Kuhn. That was not his writing.

  • Tigernan Quinn

    Is this the flip side of acceptance? Because even I’m starting to feel like this is getting a bit much. There’s a huge difference between Catwoman’s dalliances in her comic that come and go with the writers’ whims and a large budget motion picture aimed at an international audience.

    • JT

      Padding out their private lives in a full length film is a bit much? It’s been done on the hetero side in all the franchises.

      • Blake Jordan

        AD NAUSEAM!!!

      • Todd20036

        How about a movie of the Ambiguously Gay Duo?

        • Marc

          That’s a movie I would like to watch!

      • Brian in Valdosta

        Agreed.
        And the way in which the Hollywood moviehouses CRAM what they see as believable love/romance into their superhero is positively laughable. Nauseating, even (cue blake jordan’s vomit .jpg below).

        In the first Thor move, the romance that blossoms between the superhero and Natalie Portman is completely unbelievable and it rendered the film unwatchable for me. The woman and Thor shared, what … two days together? And suddenly theirs is the Love To End All Loves. Or something.

        And these same Hollywood moviehouses can’t even keep subtle references to gay characters intact (I’m thinking of both Iceman AND Green Lantern here).

        Chickenshit assholes.

    • Mark

      I enjoyed the Spartacus series that included a gay hero and his lover. There’s no fanfare. No less than or more than. Just that it is.

      • Yalma Cuder-Zicci

        That was very well done.

      • YourNameHere

        Dan Feurigal and Pana Hema-Taylor were both amazing and Steve DeKnight is awesome.

        • Mark

          I just can’t decide whether it will be Dan or Agron I take for a husband….

          • YourNameHere

            Do you want everyone who touches you punched in the face? If yes, go with Agron! If no, pick Dan.

          • Mark

            Ugh. I am getting older – so some able bodied protection could be needed. OTH – I’m not sure I want to deal with all that sweat and dirt in my sheets. I’ve got to chose quickly else I will get none!

    • OSG

      “…aimed at an international audience.”

      That’s the kicker. You could say that if we want more LGBT content in our cinema, we need to work towards LGBT equality on an international scale, rather than merely focus on issues local to our own respective countries. That way marketing departments won’t be “working against us” by having writers modify their work in order to raise profitability in nations in which the presence of lgbt-related content wouldn’t be conducive to big ticket sales due to certain nations’ popular “opinion”.

    • Blake Jordan

      “getting a bit much”, really?
      What is wrong with people wanting some representation in big budget movies, etcetera?

      Equal treatment is not just about equal legal rights, even though LGBT+s do not have those in the majority of the USA either…

    • fuow

      The erasure of queer lives in the transfer to the big screen/TV is epic. It’s not going too far – whether it’s Breakfast At Tiffany’s or The Green Arrow, it’s time. Past time.

    • Todd20036

      So you’re ok with even freaking Deadpool being straight in the movie?

  • JT

    Nice vid. They should do a full length version.

  • YourNameHere

    They should make Hero into a movie.

    • Blake Jordan

      It was briefly going to be adapted into a tv series for Showtime, with Stan Lee involved, but then the author died not long after…

      • YourNameHere

        Yeah. I was really said to hear Perry Moore died but I think that book really needs to be made into a movie or series.

        • lymis

          It would be best suited to an ongoing TV series, like the ones on Netflix.

    • veganmonkey

      Hero is sadly a really poorly writen book; try Proxy or Guardian by Alex London.

      • YourNameHere

        I read comics. Hero was fine. Thanks but no thanks to those books after looking at the summaries.

  • Ernest Endevor

    Because Hollywood.

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    Hmmm, well – I’ve always wanted to see Batman & Robin ” do it “.

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    • iamvince

      I kept hoping for a George Clooney / Chris O’Donnell moment, but alas. And I don’t care what people say, bring back the Bat-Nipples!

    • Platos_Redhaired_Stepchild

      Grace Randolph’s Supurbia. Not much sex and It ends badly.

  • fuow

    Hell yes.

  • SoCalGal20

    Ryan Reynolds is pushing for Deadpool to have a boyfriend in the sequel.

    • Oscarlating Wildely

      He noted that the character is pansexual in one interview. Of course, it’s difficult to see exactly how much was his character but also note that there are more than a few bon mots that suggest dude’s is into anyone, anywhere, anyhow.

      • If you’ve ever read the comic book – and I have – you’d know that Deadpool will fuck anything, and anybody. His erection seems to be keyed toward attractive and breathing… nothing else matters. Color, creed, gender, age, none of it matters – just as long as he’s attracted, and they’re still breathing, fuck ’em!

    • Nice part. Ryan Reynolds is a sex god. How about Zac Efron as Deadpool’s apprentice.. This will get Zac out of those horrid movies like Neighbors and put his incredible physique and handsome looks in oily naked sex scenes with Ryan. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/6b7643ecb8541842bc40ec32a25b261bc0c85e2cfbfa7782c811ebdded07976c.jpg

    • YourNameHere

      Who should be played by Andrew Garfield.

      • Platos_Redhaired_Stepchild

        Stephen Lang really really really wants to play Cable. Spidey is cute but Marvel has his movie rights back so it ain’t gonna happen.

  • lymis

    I agree, but I have to shade that more than a little.

    Iceman has only recently been retconned as gay, and only in a truly weird storyline where their younger selves got brought forward in time and are interacting with their present day selves – and they are extremely clear (via telepathy, so we’re not talking the closet) that the present-day Iceman is straight, while the brought-from-the-past one is gay. It’s an interesting plot twist but only if you buy the idea.

    But Iceman in the comics has truly been consistently portrayed as quite vibrantly straight up until very recently. I don’t think there’s a justification for complaining that they’ve straighwashed the character, so much as that they didn’t take the opportunity to portray him as gay in line with the recent changes.

    It would be an “Oooh, cool!” if they did, but it’s hardly an “Oh, please!” that they didn’t.

    • Marc

      eXgayMEN?

    • IamM

      Yes. Storm on the other hand made a pass at Jean Grey early on.

    • Ben Trigg

      It’s not that they didn’t take the opportunity. It’s that they COULDN”T have taken the opportunity. Iceman was not shown to be gay in the comics until after the last time he appeared in a movie.

  • Alessar

    You know what would have been a great moment in the latest X-Men flick, Apocalypse? At one point Hank McCoy seems to be shooting doe-eyes at Mystique and not because she’s an old friend. This line would have rocked, “Stop mooning at me Hank, I’m a lesbian! Now focus, we have to get Charles back!”

    • lymis

      However, that would seriously undercut the whole “I’m in love with Magneto” plot-line from the previous movies.

      • IamM

        How about, “I’m seeing someone. Her name’s Irene.”?

  • Baby Dave

    Since there are no real superheroes, portraying them accurately on screen would imply an end to the genre.

    Which would be fine by me. I kinda outgrew Marvel and DC as a teenager. Comic Books are fine as long as they’re stuff like Johnny the Homicidal Maniac, the Flaming Carrot or Milk and Cheese. Movie franchises based on stuff like that would be interesting.

  • Blake Jordan

    They might start doing what some of those TV movie / straight-to-DVD did, i.e., by including / excluding certain scenes, make two different “narratives” (in terms of romantic aspect) for the same overall film…

    So the USA, and some other countries, will show the LGBT+ inclusive versions of movies, while the rest of the countries will show the non- LGBT+ (the GB characters will just seem asexual) inclusive versions of movies…

    • Circ09

      Don’t be so sure inclusive versions will play across America. PBS here in America, partially funded with your tax-dollars, presently cuts out most of the lesbian storylines from both “Call the Midwife” and “Last Tango in Halifax” under the guise of needing to make cuts for time. What is left of the lesbian storylines is bare-bones barren of depth. And the same distribution deal that includes those negative cuts exists currently for Amazon, Netflix and iTunes because of that PBS contract. Try getting an answer from content distributors about why time and content cuts are necessary for streaming. And try finding a legal copy of the complete episodes. The only choice right now is to carefully buy the correct DVD sets. People shouldn’t have to pay what amounts to a “gay tax” in order to see our representation played out. It’s just another way media has constructed to institutionalize what amounts to homophobia.

      The worst thing about the cuts is that it keeps straight audiences from being able to identify with and empathize with LGBT characters because they never get to see the building of the relationships. The way it is presented leaves people cold. So those type of cuts only feed into data that consistently show that straights, especially in certain demographics, don’t want to see our stories. It is a destructive self-fulfilling narrative.

      • Gaiboi66

        I couldn’t agree with you more. My husband and I have completely cut out romance type films, because the over-use of the straight love affair, which has been overdone. For every situational type action, drama, sci-fi and romantic film that is made, it would be very simple to fill the lead actors as same sex. That would change the entire depth of the film, without changing the context of love.

        What you stated above, regarding the lack in representation couldn’t be truer. Nearly every genre of film has a love interest, sometimes multiple love interests (more apparent in comedies, but it’s there).

        I love Brad Pit and I know he and his wife are huge supporters of our community and I have praised them for it for many years. However, many years ago Brad expressed interest in starring in a film portraying a gay male (love-story), he claimed he was just waiting for the right role to come along. Hundreds of films have been made since that time and still, nothing.

        The dynamic of films would be as different as night and day if you replaced nearly any film with a same sex love interest. That would deepen the understanding of what a true romance looks like in the lgbt world. That is the only way in which to break down stereotypes and walls, which might put a face on the lgbt community and give an authentic representation of what love really looks like for us.

        It really wouldn’t look that much different than what they see in nearly every film today!

        • Obviously you never watched Alexander – I suggest the Director’s Final Cut.

          • Gaiboi66

            Yes, I saw Alexander, that’s 1 film. I was referring to the other 2,000 movies that lack the proper representation. I do know there are a few out there.

  • barryearle

    This all reminds me of when Hollywood would include African American performers in scenes that could be easily removed when the films played in the South. Meanwhile, I have been streaming The Walking Dead. Somewhere in season 4 I started to wonder if any LGBT people survived the zombie holocaust. There were hints between Michonne and Andrea. But where were we fully represented? Then half way through season 5 a man appeared who I suspected was gay. Sure enough. When he was reunited with his spouse, they had a full-on kiss. And I felt fulfilled. So, I understand the need for our portrayal in mainstream entertainment. Otherwise, something is missing. I’m sure it’s the same thing many ethnic minorities feel when everyone on screen is white with a token Black, Hispanic or Asian. In short, it takes a long time for popular entertainment to catch up with society. But we need to be represented because we are a part of society.

    • fuow

      Yup. Well put.
      I don’t count ‘lesbian’ couples on screen because, with very rare exceptions, they’re just there to shut us the fuck up while getting the male breeders are hot and bothered.

    • Yeah–I’ve lost count of the times when even spokespeople for “inclusion” do the mantra of “African-American, Latino, and Asian-American,” but always seem to forget about American Indian and Alaskan Natives.

      • barryearle

        Well put. At the same time I think the “mantra” has come to represent the issue of “exclusion of all minorities.” To your additions one might add Pacific Islanders, Southeast Asians, Polynesians and Turks for starters. Listing them all might make for a very long list like all the alphabet letters that now follow LGBT. For a very long list, check out: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_contemporary_ethnic_groups. That doesn’t make it right to not mention them all but I still think the point gets across with the mantra.

        • I can’t argue with your flawless logic to justify exclusion and erasure for the sake of efficiency. My point was reading this immediately after hearing an editorial from a representative of NPR’s “Codeswitch Project, which is intended to promote diversity. He did the “big 3” Mantra. But I think when one is specifically discussing the United States, consistently leaving out the original people of the nation is making a very different statement. We’re also unique because we’re the only ethnic “minority” group that have treaty rights which provide us a different status than “the big 3.” Since becoming citizens in 1924, American Indians also are unique in having dual citizenship as Americans and members of our Native Nations.
          Back in the 1970s, the federal government started using “Native American,” which they stopped doing after it was pointed out that suddenly included Native Hawaiians (and theoretically, the Chammro people of Guam), and made them the second largest group of Native Americans without providing any additional resources with the influx of so many additional individuals. That’s why all the federal forms you’ll see these days list us as “American Indians/Alaskan Natives,” and Native Hawaiians are now classified as Pacific Islanders.
          When it comes to erasure, I remember one of Native elders telling us about exclusion. “What’s the first thing a criminal does? Gets rid of the evidence–gets rid of the witnesses.” He was referring to the federal governments of the U.S. and Canada.

      • YourNameHere

        Let’s be honest when people say POCs they mean African Americans 99% of the time.

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    • another_steve

      The “LGBT representation” in this trailer suggests “white,” “young” and “gorgeous.” It would be nice to see LGBT representation, somewhere on a screen, that reflects humankind as it really is.

      Ya know — a little “not white,” “older” and “not gorgeous.”

      • WIGuy

        Sorry but if I pay to see a movie about a super hero I want him/her to be kinda hot. I don’t think I could believe a fat balding old super hero…

        • another_steve

          And that explains, perfectly, why filmmakers play up to the gay male stereotypes.

          Sad.

          • lymis

            Yes, but let’s not pretend they aren’t equally as shallow about straight people’s looks. It’s not like only gay men are universally unusually attractive. Ugly straight people are very rare, too.

          • another_steve

            True. But I think the stereotyping is particularly unfortunate when its target is gay men.

            In American society, gay guys start off with a whole bunch of stereotyping heaped upon them by straights. To add the message that gay = young, white and gorgeous is yet another hurdle that gay guys, young and old, have to clear.

          • Steve, normally I like reading your posts but this time I can’t stop myself from thinking “Mary, would you pull that fire hydrant outta your ass!” It’s a fantasy, action project – not even a real trailer, though I would love to see the movie made. This isn’t “The Great Gatsby” for fuksakes!
            Your points about Hollyweird in general are dead-on, but can’t you just appreciate the effort here for what it is?
            I saw this earlier, on Trollmode, and left my opinion that I thought it was one of the best “trailers” I’d seen this year. I also am disappointed in the entire super-hero genre, but the closeting of those originally written as LGBT is only part of that.

          • another_steve

            Well, having hunky and out gay boys in these super hero movies is a good start, MD. And the point made by another commenter — that all the straight super heroes are also young and slim and perfectly-coiffed — is valid too.

            I’d just like to see more depictions of not-young, not-perfectly-coiffed queers on TV and in films. That’s all.

          • I could care less about the appearances. I want them to have more than 4 minutes in the entire season/feature, and I want them to be integral to the plot and not just the first thing to fill a body bag. Nor do I want them to be the same snarky, sexless, hyper-feminized laughing stock used in Friends, just so the heterosexists won’t spend the whole episode thinking “how can he be gay? He isn’t flapping his wrists or lisping!”

          • another_steve

            I hear ya.

            My man is addicted to the TV vampire shows. Never misses them. All the vampires are young and slim and gorgeous, of course. So one season, they introduce a subplot involving an openly gay vampire who’s having an affair with an openly gay werewolf. Both drop dead dreamboys, I assure you.

            Now I ask you: Can there possibly be anything hotter than that?

            A drop dead gorgeous vampire having an affair with a drop dead gorgeous werewolf?

    • Raising_Rlyeh

      Eric and Aaron are a great couple and I hope they last. Though I hope it turns out better than it did in the comic.

      • barryearle

        In truth, I don’t expect any of them to come out alive when the show hits its final season. That’s the tension in each episode. I’ve grown to care about many of “the family,” and every time one of them relaxes I think “Now it’s coming.” So I’ll be sad–but not surprised–if and when Eric, Aaron, Carol, Darrel, Carl, even Rick get bitten.

  • There’s been a fair amount of speculation on whether there will be a Young Avengers movie, which would be great — the comics were really superb (well, up until a certain point), and the idea that being gay is OK, being a superhero, not so much, is a nice twist.

  • Fyva Prold

    I saw Angry Birds: The Movie. It’s silly fun. A character named Chuck – yellow super-fast bird (with a parody of Flash bullet-time scene) was hinted to be gay. He had quite peculiar dreams about The Great Eagle, and there were a few other hints.

  • Virtual Reality is starting to meet its promise as a truly immersive 3-D content creation and entertainment platform – affordable headsets now coming to market are a big part of its future. Who would not want to virtually interact with new LGBT Superheroes such as Dominator-man (who also goes by the name of Jimmy) who patrols the seamier sides of cyberspace and whose goal is the fulfillment of kinky cyber-fantasies?

  • Halloween_Jack

    The late, lamented MMORPG City of Heroes was there years ago. Too bad it was eventually shut down.

  • Adam King

    I’d go see an Apollo and Midnighter movie.

  • i’m so tired of comic book movies. but i’m all for having some out n proud superheroes, given the unending trend of movies about them.

  • YourNameHere

    They’re supposed to be making a Booster Gold movie.

    I’m just saying. He needs to marry Ted already.

  • sequel

    i’ll defend the straight iceman – in the comic books he was portrayed as straight until recently. then there was some sort of time travel mix up where the young iceman and old iceman met. the young iceman was surprised to find that the old one is straight, since he’s gay. his friends explained it as the old one coming from a different era and must have never come out of the closet. or something. didn’t joe post on this?

    so in the current comic book continuity, iceman is gay, but the retcon happened after several of the movies were already released.

    still, movies differ from comic books in many many details. there is definitely room for a gay superhero, even one that was originally written as straight.

    • IamM

      Full grown Iceman has come out too since then. fwiw

  • tst

    Because trans activists who control Hollywood are threatened by out gay people.

    • OSG

      Straight people and closet cases seem to control hollywood. Trans people aren’t going to be allowed to participate authentically until the self hating ass-brigade and the old-stock hollywood types decide to let their own in as well. I’m thinking a good 5 years to a decade at least, depending on whether or not Hollywood is still above sea level at that point. Hopefully sooner 😐

      Until then it’s going to be queer guys for straight eyes, as it were.

      • YourNameHere

        Closest Cases seem to control everything. It’s gross.

  • Raising_Rlyeh

    Putting aside subtext, I’d just point out that Iceman was originally straight in the comics. Both Mystique and Catwoman have been in lesbian relationships which would be nice to see.

  • geekbear

    I want a Stormwatch movie…although I’d also be perfectly happy with just a Midnighter solo series….

  • JCF

    Don’t forget the *original* LGBT “superhero”: Achilles (whose lover Patroclus in the movie Troy—based on Homer’s “Illiad”—was changed into his “cousin”. Blech!)

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