While male artists find ways to interpret their masculinity, add being Black to that list and this intersection brings together a unique set of elements.
With over three million children being frequent movie goers and with this number increasing each year, Disney must centralize the representation of LGBTQ individuals in its movies to achieve its mission of truly inviting everyone to “be its guest.”
The show makes genuine efforts for diversity, as it is the first Netflix original TV series where all of the cast consists of young people of color.
In order to see more progress in representation, we have to support any representation we get.
In the minds of many viewers, exploring dungeons, tossing fire balls, and riding X-wings to blow up TIE Fighters, was a power fantasy available only to individuals from privileged communities.
Perhaps, in the future, the white heterosexual cis male gamer will not be seen as the default for who video games need to represent or please.
Hair is hair is hair. Unless it’s Black hair.
Rebecca Sugar has used “Steven Universe” as an opportunity to deconstruct heteronormativity and provide LGBTQ+ children with characters like them. While speaking to Movie Pilot, Sugar said “You can’t wait until kids have grown up to let them know that queer people exist.”
Much of “Alias Grace” revolves around how women are trapped and oppressed by the patriarchal society that they live in.
If filmmakers take the time to craft stories that reflect their audiences, there shouldn’t be a problem filling the theater.