“Well, nobody looks to Hollywood for social commentary, do they? They only recently discovered that there were black people in the world. Hollywood has mistreated women in every possible way throughout its history. Gay men don’t exist. “Gods and Monsters” , I think, was the beginning of Hollywood admitting that there were gay people knocking around, even though half of Hollywood is gay.”–Ian McKellen speaking to Time Out London about why he thinks there are so few gay characters in blockbuster films.