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Things We Saw Today: According to this GLAAD Report, 2017 Was Not Exactly “Cinematically Woke”

GLAAD has released its annual Studio Responsibility Index, which tracks the “quantity, quality, and diversity” of LGBTQIA representation in film. It turns out, there was a significant decrease in representation between 2016 and 2017. Last year, only 14 films put out by major studios (12.8% of the total films) included LGBTQ characters, down from 18.4% the year before. And in regard to the T in LGBTQ, it gets even worse. In 2017, there were exactly zero trans characters in any major studio film. (A Fantastic Woman is an Oscar-winning film, but it’s an indie project, not from a major studio.)

Overall, 2017 showed the lowest representation since tracking began in 2012. GLAAD encourages studios to include LGBTQ characters, and not just “as subtext but as fully shown instead of being left up to interpretation.” You hear that, Marvel and Disney, with your bisexual Valkyries and your pansexual Landos? PUT IT ON THE SCREEN. (via The Muse)

What did you all see out there today, Mary Suevians?

(image: Sony Pictures)

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