“#LGBT SUPERHEROES”— The Gay Treatment


“#LGBT Superheroes”

The Gay Treatment

Amos Lassen

Mike Buonaiuto is taking a look at gay superheroes in his new film. In the comic books, numerous characters are, or have been portrayed at various times as, LGBT (Iceman, Mystique and Catwoman). However, on-screen they and their superhero buddies have always been straight. Now we get the trailer #LGBT Superheroes that sets out to redress the balance somewhat.

The press releases simply says, “The project highlights the lack of LGBT superheroes in film after #GiveCaptainAmericaABoyfriend trended on Twitter last week. But more concerning – the fact that characters who appear as LGBT in comics then become de-sexualized or turn heterosexual once the movie hits the big screen… As a response, the trailer calls for studios such as Marvel and DC to include diverse characters in their films and give LGBT kids a hero they can look up to.”

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