Did you notice an awful lot of gay characters in movies during 2017? If so, you’re an ignorant bigot. According to the analysts at GLAAD, all major Hollywood studios performed poorly in terms of forwarding the gay agenda on the big screen. Oh sure, there were two movies entirely dedicated to gay themes, but “Love, Simon” and “Call Me By Your Name” are not enough.
Variety reported that GLAAD has published their annual finding on the amount of gay characters produced by Hollywood studios. If anyone thought Hollywood was PC to the max, the New York-based organization swooped in to say “that’s cute, guys.” According to their findings, only 14 out of last year’s 109 movies featured a gay or bisexual character. A paltry 13%.
For most Americans, it seemed like last year was filled with all sorts of in-your-face gayness, but for a group that’s hell-bent on mainstreaming LGBT behavior, getting a representative of 3% of the populations into 13% of movies is underperformance. GLAAD gave all the major Hollywood studios’ LGBT efforts a low grade, with both Lionsgate and Warner Bros. rated as “failing.” Granted, in the six years that the media’s gay lobby has done these reviews, no one has received a positive review.
Variety stated that “The annual report is intended to pressure top movie studios to feature more LGBTQ characters and in more meaningful ways. This year, GLAAD issued a call to studios to ensure that at least 20% of major studio releases include LGBTQ characters by 2021 and 50% by 2024.”
Half of movies with gay characters? That’ll play in Peoria. But Sarah Kate Ellis, CEO and president of GLAAD, says that it’s only natural to see this increase in the media, because people are really craving diversity.
“With wildly successful films like ‘Wonder Woman’ and ‘Black Panther’ proving that audiences want to see diverse stories that haven’t been told before” she said, “there is simply no reason for major studios to have such low scores on the Studio Responsibility Index.”
Right. Because the only logical next-step from portraying capable women and African superheroes is ramrodding pop culture with a cavalcade of sexually out-there individuals.