Marvel’s first openly trans actor calls for more portrayals

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ABOVE: (L-R) Angourie Rice, Zach Barack and Remy Hii at the premiere of “Spider-Man: Far From Home.” Photo courtesy Sony Pictures/AP.

LOS ANGELES (AP) | The first openly transgender actor in the Marvel Cinematic Universe says there needs to be more representation of his experience.

Zach Barack plays a classmate of Peter Parker’s in “Spider-Man: Far From Home.” His gender identity is not addressed in the brief role.

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Tom Holland would like to see a gay Spider-Man

By : Mariah Cooper of the Washington Blade, Courtesy of the Natioan LGBT Media Association
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Tom Holland is open to Spider-Man being gay.

Holland, 23, currently portrays Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In an interview with the Sunday Times, Holland was asked if he would be okay with his character coming out as gay.

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Actor Tom Holland confuses ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ for car race

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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While promoting the film “Avengers: Infinity War,” actor Tom Holland sent Twitter into a meltdown for confusing “RuPaul’s Drag Race” with car racing.

In an interview for Absolute Radio, Holland and co-star Benedict Cumberbatch were playing a game of “Showbiz Scenarios.” The game gives three celebrities and has the guests choose which celebrity would be best in that scenario.

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From “Billy Elliot” to Rihanna, “Spider-Man” Tom Holland shows off his moves

By : Jeremy Williams
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Marvel superhero Tom Holland, who plays everyone’s favorite neighborhood wall-crawler in this summer’s Spider-Man: Homecoming, showed off some of his moves during a performance on Lip Sync Battle May 7.

Holland, who competed against his Spider-Man costar Zendaya, opened his performance with Gene Kelly’s “Singin’ in the Rain” before stepping off stage to strip off the fedora and trench coat and returning in a skin-tight outfit to finish up with Rihanna’s “Umbrella.”

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Screened Out – Captain America: Civil War

By : Stephen Miller
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Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Sebastian Stan, Scarlett Johansson, Daniel Brühl, Anthony Mackie, Don Cheadle, Chadwick Boseman, Jeremy Renner, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Rudd, Tom Holland, William Hurt, Viola Davis

Captain America: Civil War recognizes human loss. That’s a wonderful thing. Now we don’t just see empty cities crumble and cars explode. We know there is death – real and painful human collateral – as these heroes fight to save the Earth. This moral conundrum launches a war among The Avengers. It’s a painful a battle that pits onetime friends and compatriots against each other.

The Russo brothers – the directors behind Captain America: Winter Soldier – have the fighting, explosions, and entertainment. Yet much of Civil War isn’t repeated special effects. Mixed in are actually dialogue-heavy scenes. In fact, these are well written, clever scenes of a good length that help embellish character. Somehow, the Russos built on the convoluted mess of Age of Ultron. From that, they made a film that’s actually worth discussing.

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Screened Out – In the Heart of the Sea

By : Stephen Miller
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Chris Hemsworth, Benjamin Walker, Ben Wishaw, Brendan Gleeson, Cillian Murphy, Charlotte Riley, Tom Holland

Captain Ahab made some bad choices in relentlessly pursuing that notorious white whale. Ron Howard made some bad choices in his filming of the “real” story behind Moby Dick.

It’s not that ITHOTS is a bad film, per se. In fact, many a casual filmgoer will like it. Unfortunately, filmmaking is about making decisions, and a good many of them here don’t make any sense whatsoever. When looking for specificity in moviemaking, you will find a lot lacking in Howard’s approach.

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