Helena Bonham Carter for Vanity Fair (2014)
The Congress, 2013
"No woman should ever have to go through that, and no woman strong enough to wear the mantle of ‘vicious bitch’ would ever put up with it."
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay
Daniele Watts says she was ‘humiliated’ and claims police assumed she was a prostitute in incident with partner
Ugh this is so awful, I honestly do not respect some of these American cops, they seem so prejudice, racist and sexist.
Oh, baths are so relaxing.
THE CONGRESS (Ari Folman - 2013)
It’s the sort of reputation that ended the careers of silent movie stars like Mary Pickford in the ’20s and ’30s. It’s the sort of career that Anne Hathaway was determined to evade when she did everything in her power to be in Brokeback Mountain after doing The Princess Diaries. It’s the career everyone expected of romcom legends Reese Witherspoon and Sandra Bullock before they both dedicated themselves to critically acclaimed Oscar bait like Walk the Line or Crash, respectively, and their symmetrical roles in The Blind Side. It is the career, in short, that Katherine Heigl has famously received. In fact, Heigl’s famous fall from grace feels relevant to Wright’s fictionalized self in The Congress — a version of Wright that has been stubborn and difficult in the movie industry and is now feeling the pinch.
This was ad-libbed by the voice actor, Craig Ferguson and they chose to keep it in because they loved it. Kids won’t get it but adults will be thinking “did he just imply what I think he implied?”
And later the director confirmed it.
DeBlois revealed that, the reason Gobber never got married, is because he is homosexual. This makes him the first homosexual character of the franchise, and even DreamWorks itself.
This is the worst representation I’ve ever seen when will we actually get queer characters without having to deduce it from like 0.3 seconds of screen time and a vague hint
the worst? are we forgetting..
Shout out to Paranorman for showing people how it’s done.
Shout out to Paranorman for making it a punchline to a running gag making fun of a teenage girl! But hey, at least it’s obvious. Yeah.
ALL of these are fucking AWFUL representation.
Dragons is so vague that it winks by in a blink.
Dumbledore was never confirmed in text.
And Paranorman was ONE line at the END of the film that’s more punchline than anything, and spending 99% of your movie deliberately having you audience thinking a character is straight for you can have a “hahaha! You never would have guessed! He was gay all along!” moment at the very end is NOT the representation and visibility that the LGBTQIAP+ community needs.
All of these are PATHETIC and we deserve better.
Not to mention that they’re still all cis white men
You guys are fucking dumb. I’m sorry, I forgot that gay people were caricatures with rainbow flags shooting out of our orifices and “HEY Y’ALL IM A HOMO” emblazoned across our chest.
These movies aren’t ABOUT gay people. They’re about dragons. About ghosts. About magic. Sexuality isn’t the topic so there is literally no instance where pointing out a character’s sexuality would make any sort of contextual sense.
I agree we need more representation, but what you guys are asking for and especially WHERE you’re asking for it is idiotic. Bunch of social justice wanna be tryhards getting mad because children’s movies about mythical creatures don’t go out of their way to digress from the plot and randomly point out sexuality SMH.
Yeah totally agree, some of you are so dumb, god these are children’s films, it takes time. I’d love to know how many of these characters are black as well - we’re still working are way towards having a larger racial cast (okay HTTYD can get away with this because they’re Vikings) never mind gay characters.
But hello, I’m sorry at least these films hinted at a gay character, apparently Frozen isn’t being targeted because it was all a “metaphor” (technically a metaphor thought by fans but it could have literally been about a white girl with magical powers).
Paranorman is also one of the ONLY childrens film’s with an openly gay character. OPEN! He has a boyfriend (and yes it even goes into detail that he likes chick flicks, so there is no internalised homophobia because that stereotype is real!) God how was being a blaintly open gay character relevant to any of the plot beforehand, none of you have any idea how film, or a narrative works. Paranorman is a also a great film in SO MANY OTHER RESPECTS. THE MAIN CHARACTERS IS A COMPLETE OUTSIDER WITH PARENTAL ISSUES (way way more relatable than Frozen)
We also a specific genre for gay films, yes, a WHOLE GENRE! It’s about LGBT+ characters and is about their sexuality (yes usually they’re hard hitting but that’s the point!!! Those are issues in and around the LGBT+ community - which are real life issues).
God if watch The Devil Wears Prada its a great representation, what do you want a random snog between a same sex couple etc with no relevence to the main the character just to physically show they’re gay.
Really liked UEA, the place was very concrete and very 60s, but was right next to a lake and the people seemed nice.
Went into Norwich and was surprised how nice it was, so many individual shops and I’ve already found two places where I would get my haircut (very important)