On gay executives’ reluctance to cast queer performers:
“Early on in my career there were gay execs and gay casting people who were the least likely to let me cast an actor they knew was gay in a straight part. These were the individuals who knew how important it would be.”
On when Hollywood will truly be inclusive:
“[When] the majority of rooms I walk into—executive suites or writers rooms or production floors—look and feel like the rest of America.”— Out writer, director and producer Greg Berlanti, speaking to The Hollywood Reporter for its “50 Agents of Change” feature.
Not surprising! Look at all the attacks that go on here from the authoritarian and totalitarian thought police against other gays!
Exactly… what’s with the colonized right-wingers who defend anti-gay trash at all costs but rip into gays and allies who fight back against hatred and discrimination?
It’s the damndest thing, like Stockholm Syndrome.
How adorable, the same account that defends anti-LGBT bigots wants to blame people for living under that bigotry.
But of course! I never believed that it was only mean bigoted straights who were preventing progress for gays in Hollywood. You can see that in the Catholic Church, politics, the Judicial branch, Sports, the military, you name it.
Why do you think women never got an Equal Rights Amendment? They had a lot of women helping, supporting and enabling the opposition to women’s equality.
Self-loathing gays in positions of power are dangerous.
This is true
Mainstream studios are all about perpetuating stereotypes. Then Hollywood as a whole pats themselves on the back for the socially conscious movies that a few non-cowards produce on a shoestring budget.
Just look at Endgame. The directors were patting themselves on the back over a throwaway gay character during a meaningless scene. Disney now owns both marvel studios and Fox. X-men and mutants are no longer off the table. Marvel has created or outed a plethora of LGBTQ+ characters in the past 10-15 years. It actually takes effort to exclude them from movies at this point.
Well, this is a pretty big “duh”. If you’ve paid attention to years of patterns, years worth of interviews and the behaviors of many out people in the entertainment industry, it’s apparent that the “queers” are just as problematic and almost as responsible for oppression, manipulation and self-hate as anyone else. Straight/heterosexual/hetero-leaning worship and superiority, internalized homophobia, gay shame, self-loathing tendencies, effemiphobia, resentment/discomfort towards unabashed same-sex affections, romanticism and commitment- these things are fairly persistent outside of Hollywood. You can imagine how heightened they are within the entertainment industry.
Perfect example, there are many LGBT X-Men. Never saw Bryan Singer fight to add that to the films.
Thankfully, out Hollywood trailblazer Ryan Murphy has defied the trans-homophobic system with POSE 2nd season.
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