McKellen, that Ian McKellen, is none too pleased with the state of films these days. He says they should feature more gay people, even though gay people represent about 2% of the American population. On a side note, same goes for blacks who represent 13% of the population but throw a tantrum when they don’t get 50% representation, or more.
Having said that, McKellen wants more people from the LGBT community to appear in films. One wonders what percentage of representation would be enough? Ten percent? Thirty? All gay?
Variety recently spoke with McKellen at Cannes Lions about a number of topics, from Trump to James Bond. During the interview, they also asked him about queer representation in blockbusters and superhero movies, with the actor lamenting Hollywood’s dismal track record so far:
“I wouldn’t say the films coming out of the mainstream are quite as related to what’s going on in the real world as I would like them to be. One indication of that is LGBT people don’t really get quite a big enough say. If you’re one of those initials yourself, you do notice that actually these movies are not about me at all.”
I’m sorry but what the fuck does being gay have to do with playing a cartoon character in a comic book? Do gay people have a different brain than non-gays? Do blacks? If so, why then do we need to hear from blacks and gays so much? If they are so much like the white straights, then they don’t have much different to say, and equally representing them is nothing more than a pseudo-religious need to affirm every neo-faith in every neo-tribe of humans. Forget calling yourself Christian. You’re new religion is LGBTQRST what the fuck ever, and as a matter of progressive faith, we have to hear from you even though, according to the neo-faith progressive tenet, you are no different from the rest of us.
“Frankly looking at the images of some of these superheroes it’s a surprise to me they aren’t gay.”
They are drawn that way, not because they are gay, but because they are emphasizing the male and female form, which is not only more aesthetically pleasing than a bunch of people in ordinary clothes, but because they are showcasing the artist’s ability to render the beauty of the human form. Fuckhead.
And finally, Ian had this to say:
“I wasn’t allowed to wear that outfit. I don’t look like Magneto in the comics — always shot from the crotch level.”
You’re an idiot. Magneto towers over people, that’s one reason why he’s drawn from that level. Learn something about comic book art before making yourself look like an idiot, Ian.