Tuesday, May 31, 2016

#LGBTSuperheroes is making sure All Heroes are Represented

Y'all know I love geek culture, so I was curious about this video I received in my email.

The video is called LGBT Superheroes. Here's a bit more from their 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.”

It's a good start... Needs diversity, but it's a great effort.

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