What Queer Characters do you want to see on the big (or small) screen?

As some of us have noticed, representation for comic book characters in movies and TV shows have been pisspoor when it comes to queer characters. But let's all forget about that for a second and make like Fantine from Les Mis and Dream a Dream.

What queer characters would you want to see either in a movie or in a tv show? And what context would you want to see them in? For example, on which team? Supporting character or being the main character of said media? etc.

I'l start.

I want to see Midnighter and Apollo in a movie. I want them to be on the original Authority team. I just want that whole dynamic. It's probably my most favorite team.

I also want Wiccan and Hulking. I want them to be in a Young Avengers tv show. Speaking of Young Avengers tv show. I want a Young X-men tv show featuring Anole. I want the Young Avengers and Young X-men to be in the same Universe. Also add the Runaways show with Xavin and Karolina and I'll be content for the rest of my life.

What about you? What's on your wish list?

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In the Comic Book Films... Do queer people not exist?

Watching comic book movies (and their tv adjacents), DC and Marvel, Sony, Fox and all the others. I have noticed that there are literally no queer people. No lesbians. No gay men. No bisexual people. No transgender people. No asexuals. No anyone else. Literally none.

We can go down the whole list of recent movies and we'd see none. It's so terrible. And it's not like they don't have the queer characters to utilize. The Comic world is full of them.

Iron man? None.

Captain America? Officially none but I tell myself that Captain America and Falcon are in a relationship. (Cap 2? That was a romantic movie. "On your left")

Thor? Nada.

Avengers? Invisible.

Guardian's of the Galaxy?? I'll say no. But with so many aliens, the possibilities and ways of having queer representation is endless. (also why is that aliens still have Terrian human gender binaries like girl and boy??

Spider man films? A big fat no. (although in Amazing spiderman 2 it felt like Harry Osborne should have been a love interest for peter but that was just my wild imagination taking over a bad movie trying to make it better)

Batman? Superman? Green Lantern? No. Nah. Noot. (But maybe Batman vs. Superman will end with them having makeup sex. Fingers crossed)

X-men? None. Which is the biggest irritation. It's X-men for Jean's dead ashes sake! They have a plethora. I loved quicksilver in the Days of Future past. But if they weren't going to specifically state that he was Magneto's son and not have Wanda and they just really needed a speedster, they could have North star. Plus it wouldn't confuse people with Quicksilver in the Avengers. (i honestly believe the only reason Quicksilver died was becasue of some corporate back deal)

Fantastic four? None. Maybe in the new movie. Susan and Johnny have two gay dads who adopt them. (doubt it)

In Agents of Shield. I haven't seen one. I can't even remember if there were any at all. (though I ship Fitz and Mack). Which is ridiculous cause it's a tv show that's been here for a long ass time that has featured of plethora of Marvel characters. It's like? Why haven't they done it yet?

I didn't see any in Daredevil (i stopped watching after midway episode 5. I don't' like the series so if there is queer representation afterwards please do tell me.)

Agents of Carter? Yeah right. (honestly. I thought we were going to find out that Agent Jack Thompson was on the downlow. He's so chauvinistic to the point where I thought he was compensating for something, like his adoration of the male physique).

BUT

In Flash. There's the police captain who talks about his invisible fiancé who we finally see later on and gets saved by flash. But honestly the captain feels so forced in like they really just wanted to throw in some representation. But with the drought of queer representation in comic book media. I shan't complain. I'm actually happy they had the afterthought.

The character Pied Piper was gay. He was a douche and an asshole. He made gay pun jokes just to make people uncomfortable. Fucking awesome. I loved it. I want more of him. MORE.

The character Captain Cold is played by gay man. I wonder if they'll make the character himself gay. I kind wanna have him be in a relationship with heat wave. Like fire and ice, completely dysfunctional relationship.

Arrow had Sarah and Nissa. YAY. I wanted more. They didn't give me more. I hope I see more Nissa and she gets a new gal thang.

And then there is Constantine.

Constantine :)

Oh Constantine :)

My sweet sweet Constantine. Oh precious Constantine Constantine Constantine :) :)

THEY HAD THE AUDAICTY TO STRAIGHTWASH HIS CHARACTER. He is a bisexual man. They had the blatant nerve. I mean, didn't it occur to producers and writers that keeping his bisexuality would have generated bigger buzz for the show. I mean, he'd be the first bisexual male character starring in his own show on prime time network. The first. The publicity. They had some fricking nerve. (anyways that show was doomed to fail, Fridays on NBC. They had the nails in hand on episode one. Although it actually liked despite the straight washing)

From my memory, in all of the movies and tv shows there has only been 5 queer characters. Three from Flash and not even main or secondary characters. Two from Arrow which are secondary characters.

Honestly! What is the hold up? It's 2015.

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Rant: DIVERSITY FOR THE SAKE DIVERSITY!! Political Correctness Police JUST WENT HULK ON COMIC BOOKS

Now that I've gotten your attention with that sensational title, here's a rant"

So it has been found out that Sam Wilson will be taking the up the mantle of Captain America.

And the new Thor ( or the person with that is worthy of the power of Thor) is going to be a woman.

This is cool. I like it when they change things up. Can't wait to see what they do with the new story lines will go.

What's not cool is the people moaning about the change. Especially, so called "True Fans".

I am so tired of this nonsense. So sick and tired of these true fans complaining whenever a character's race, gender, or sexuality is changed.

Marvel/DC don't retire their main characters. They reuse them over and over again. Scott Summers was a teenager in the 1950s and he's now currently in his early thirties or late twenties. And to keep them fresh and new, they change them over and over again. A character right now will be WAAAAY different that they were in their original comic.

This is ridiculous. Characters constantly change yet no one cares unless you change the race/gender/sexuality.

You can change the origins, you can change the name, the time, their affiliation (good/evil), team, country, age, even their powers, but the minute you change the race, gender, or sexuality, all helheim is loose.

These so called true fans just come out in droves and talk about:

"Too PC"

"Change for the sake of change"

"Forced Diversity is Bad"

There was no outrage when Bucky became the Captain.

There was no outrage when a frog or those other men was given the power of Thor.

But make the new Captain America a black man? Or make Thor a woman?

"Oh noes!! Someone protect the spruce material."

I'm sick of it.

It's just plain ole bigotry.

They could make Cap into a neo Nazi zombie with a laser beams and rainbow but powers and these "True Fans" won't bat an eye unless you change his skin tone or make him think Doctor Strange is cute in a tux. Nonsense.

Rant over!

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Subverting Sexual Objectification One Song at a Time

So I came across this video and I am completely here for it. Too many times a women's presence in a media (such as a song, game, movie, and sadly in some comic books) are just for sexual gratification. This rarely happens towards men. Rarely. These video subverts these trend by parodying the video of Blurred Lines. Through controversy it teaches others what it looks like when foot is on another foot.

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X-Men Movies should not be treated as Super Hero Movies.

Now that I have gotten your attention with that outrageous title I will explain my reasoning for it. I truly believe that the treatment of X-men movies as super hero movies is what holds the movies back from being above and beyond. The X-men movies are all about a group of super powered mentors and their mentees who suit up to stop a villain's nefarious plot that involves mutants in some way. That should be the skeleton of the movies' plots. It is too generic and doesn't fit. It doesn't make for a good X-men movie. What an X-men movie needs to focus on is the social issues of being a mutant. The social issues are addressed but take a backseat to the super hero plot. This should not happen. The Social issues should be front and center and the driving force behind the movies. This is what sets X-men apart from the Avengers, Iron Man, Justice League. This is what makes X-men unique.

Here is what I would have in an X-men movie. There will be three main protagonists. Professor X, Magneto, and Senator Kelly. Three equal protagonists who are dealing with the insurgence of mutants and the effect of their presence on society in different ways. Professor X wants to create a safe zone for them where they can grow and learn to control and master their abilities in peace. He wants acceptance of human kind but he is willing to take his time by promoting peaceful measures. Magneto wants social change and acceptance of mutant kind but he wants it now. He forms a band of mutants who too want to achieve his goal. He becomes a political activist and adopts extreme measures. Senator Kelly is human who sees the mutant population as an approaching threat to the civility of the public. He takes measures to ensure safety and peace when dangerous mutants appear. He uses position to enforce restrictions on mutants. Extreme cases causes each protagonists to take an even more drastic stance. Magneto's aggressive political activism becomes terrorism. Senator Kelly begins actively hunting mutants, exerting extreme force to the point of murder (aka sentinel program). Professor X when faced with rash of violence in and towards the mutant community creates a response team (the X-men) to help protect both mutants and humans from each other as well as within their own respective groups. He becomes the mediator, the middle ground between both extremes.

Who is the antagonist? All of them. They are all each other's antagonists. They are the obstacles to each other's goal. In the X-men situation. They will have fight both Magneto and Senator Kelly. Team up with Magneto to stop Kelly. Team up with Kelly to stop Magneto. In the case of Magneto. He will use Kelly to get the x-men out of his way. Kelly will use Magneto to get rid of the X-men.

X-men movies should not be good guys vs bad guys. The lines of morality should be blatantly blurred. The movie should be entirely in greyscale (metaphorically).

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I Will Never Watch Another Comicbook Show Again.

I remember Wolverine and the X-men. Beautiful show, with rich characters, deep character building, and an immersive plot. It was amazing and I enjoyed it to the best. (Not to mention the best portrayal of Emma Frost hands downs). It got cancelled.

Earth's Mightiest Heroes. Words can't describe how good that show was. This show had so many good plotlines that fit perfectly together. The character were three dimensional. Everyone mad a story to tell and contributed. It got cancelled.

Now, I thought it was going to be different with green lantern. I said to myself, "This is a new company. Dc will surely work well with cartoon network to give a good experience. A show that will end healthily." Green lantern was the best comic book show by far. Great visuals. Great cast. The plots weren't too small or too grand that it felt cheap. It was rich. The best representation of Hal Jordan by far. I loved this show. It was cancelled.

And that's that. I am not going to commit myself to comic book show to have the plug pulled when I'm fully immersed. I can't do that nonsense again. These companies need to get their acts together.

/end rant

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It's not gay enough...

I am not satisfied with the current crop of GTB males in the comic book world. They are too flat. It seems like every new gay guy already has a boyfriend or finds one too quick and easy. It was cute for a while and now its just uhhh. Where are the hopeless romantics who keep looking for Mr. Right but always ending up with Mr. Wrong? Where is the characters that always find Mr. Right but always in the wrong place and at the wrong time? Where are the love triangles? Where are downlow characters that sneak around?

How about a coming out story that doesn't end in open arms and the straight best friends saying, "dude, I've always known".

How about a character that goes through obstacles caused by his sexuality.

I want to see a flamboyant character who thinks he's the most fabulous thing that was ever created. I want to see a masculine character who thinks he's a man's man's man. The "they're just like us" routine is getting old. No more cookie cutter gays that fit in the politic correct world. I would like for once in a while to be offended and not appeased. And don't get me started on the "oh I just remembered I like boys too" plot magic.

Oh and can we not use the variants of the "you're barking up the wrong tree" and "it's ironic cause I'm gay" jokes. It's only funny when midnighter says it.

Oh of you haven't noticed I would get up and applaud the statement, "midnighter is the best developed gay character in comic book history"

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Woe is Emma Frost...

I am a huge Emma Frost fan, so I was very keen to read AvX. My heart dropped when Cyclops "killed" her to take her part of the phoenix. The shock, pain, anger, sadness, disappointment, and turmoil she must have felt at must have been too much for any character. And now, she and Scott are no more. I am sad and happy for different reasons. I am sad for Emma because she truly loves Scott more than anything else, and I hope the break isn't permanent. However I am happy that she isn't tied down to him anymore. She finally has a new chance to be written as the strong independent female she used to be.

Now I am angry that they took away her powers. Her telepathy was her bread and butter! How dare Marvel take away her bread and butter! How will she live? Yeah she has her diamond form, but brute strength only takes you so far in the Marvel omniverse. The only way they can appease me is if they allow her latent telekinesis to finally surface and allow her to use it in diamond form.

Marvel better not brush her aside to the supporting character of some fringe group.

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Is global warming "bad" for our planet?

The answer is no. It isn't. Global Warming is actually quite neutral. Think about nature is quite adaptive, its going to take much more than higher temperatures and higher sea lines to stop. A few species might become extinct or brought to their knees but the planet is going to keep turning, and new species will take their places. So what's the problem?

The problem is human beings might be one of those species that become extinct or are brought to their knees. This is why I dislike the term global warming. It doesn't give the situation justice. That's why I propose for the name Potential Human Extinction, P.H.E. Let's call it what it is. Which is the better cause, recycling to save polar bears and rain forests or recycling to save our saves?

Find me someone who doesn't believe in global warming and find me someone who does believe in global warming. I will then sit them down and ask them, "Do you like pollution?" Most likely they will say "No". Those 'no's may be for different reasons but at least they are on the same page. Instead of trying to pull people to either side, we must come to them.

Which is the more moving?

Drive an electric car* and stop the melting ice caps.

Drive an electric car* and stop human Extinction.

*a little fun fact, driving electric cars in countries like America, actually doesn't help the environment. Majority of America's electricity comes from coal, you're just moving the pollution to somewhere else. It is an illusion.

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Immortals is my most hated ever: I HATE IT WITH PASSION.

I remember when I first saw the preview for the film Immortals. My face was like :D. I thought it was going to be an epic movie done in the style of 300 which will depict an epic battle between the Gods and Titans in Heaven. When I saw the movie my face was like -____________-

Here are three things that made me hate the movie.

  1. King Hyperion: His motives for raging war and releasing the titans was so weak and pathetic I thought I heard wrong. He was really angry at the gods because they didn't heal his family. He was killing millions and torturing countless because the gods did nothing. A villain is only as good as his conviction. All this time I thought the gods wronged him and did "something". But in reality he's mad because they did nothing. That's a good reason for not believing in the gods, but to rage war in the sake of throwing them down. I don't think so
  2. The gods. Whoever told the writers and director that the Greek Gods don't like to interfere with mortals lied terribly. The gods interfered for the sake of interfering, hell sometimes they interfered simply because they could. Also if your going to have the greek gods, atleast have the whole pantheon. Not just 5 of them. However my biggest gripe about the gods were that they didn't look like gods, they looked like teenagers sitting at the cool table during lunch time like what? They didn't convince me of their godliness at all. (Also why was zeus so big on not interfere in the affairs of mortals when he himself was prepping the protagonist to be a warrior from day one, that's plain interfering regardless of how you're putting it)
  3. Remember this scene guys
    This scene was in the first minute of the preview. This scene was shown in the last minute of the the movie. This is false advertisement at its best. I came to this movie thinking I was going to see epic-ness like this throughout the whole movie. The whole movie was about "extremely buff* underdog and his cliche girlfriend fortune teller trying to stop a mad man and his terrible army while the gods argued about whether they should help or not. It wasn't about a human aiding the gods battle terrible forces in heaven. The only godly scene they had in the movie was when they were fighting the titans (who looked like African tribesmen chained on a slave trip in the middle passage) but even that scene wasn't awe inspiring

Long rant short: If your movie is about greek legend of man vs man with references to the gods don't market it to be a greek legend of Gods vs Gods with the references with man.

Anyone feel this way.

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