GLAAD film report spotlights zero trans representation in major studio films

By : Mariah Cooper of the Washington Blade, Courtesy of the National LGBT Media Association
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There were no transgender characters in the 110 major studio films released in 2018, according to a film report from GLAAD.

GLAAD’s annual Studio Responsibility Index observed that when it comes to transgender representation television is putting in the work while film is lagging far behind.

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GLAAD report finds decline in LGBTQ representation in Hollywood

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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ABOVE: ‘A Fantastic Woman’ from Sony Pictures Classic is one of the few films with solid LGBTQ representation in 2017. Screenshot via YouTube.

Major film studios are severely lacking in LGBTQ representation, according to GLAAD’s annual Studio Responsibility Index.

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Fans petition Warner Bros. to make Wonder Woman bisexual

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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ABOVE: Gal Gadot in ‘Wonder Woman.’ (Photo courtesy Warner Bros. Pictures)

“Wonder Woman” fans want the upcoming sequel to honor canon and make the Amazonian warrior princess bisexual.

Writer Greg Rucka confirmed that the Amazons of Themyscira engage in same-sex relationships in the comics.

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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone™ In Concert with the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra

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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone™ In Concert
with the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra

Show date: Saturday – Sunday, Feb. 18 – 19, 2017
Show times vary
Tickets start at $45.00
Walt Disney Theater

The Harry Potter™ film series is one of those once-in-a-lifetime cultural phenomena that continues to delight millions of fans around the world. This concert will feature the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra performing every note from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone™. Audiences will be able to relive the magic of the film in high-definition on a giant screen while hearing the orchestra perform John Williams’ unforgettable score.

HARRY POTTER characters, names and related indicia are © & ™ Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Harry Potter Publishing Rights © JKR. (s16)

Lady Gaga to channel Barbra Streisand in ‘A Star is Born’ remake

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LOS ANGELES (AP) – Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper are starring in a remake of A Star is Born.

Warner Bros announced Aug. 16 that the film will mark the singer-actress’ first leading role in a movie and the directorial debut of the American Sniper actor-producer. Gaga will compose and perform new songs for the musical drama.

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GLAAD study finds studio movies behind in LGBT roles

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New York (AP) — An annual study by GLAAD has found that Hollywood studios continue to lag in producing films representing gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people, despite a slight improvement over the last year.

Examining the 114 films released by the seven largest movie studios in 2014, the study found that 17.5 percent of them included characters identified as lesbian, gay or bisexual. There were no identifiably transgender characters. The findings, released on April 15, are a slight uptick from the 16.7 percent of “inclusive” movies from 2013.

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Screened Out – Jupiter Ascending

By : Stephen Miller
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Mila Kunis, Channing Tatum, Eddie Redmayne, Sean Bean

What a very, very expensive piece of cheese! If you think about this movie afterwards – and I suggest you don’t – the galaxy-sized plot holes and unanswered questions will make you giggle! However, you get to see every penny of the $175 million budget. It wasn’t spent on a particularly original script. Or, obviously, an acting coach. In fact, if Oscar voters see this before casting this year’s ballot, Eddie Redmayne’s acting will guarantee Michael Keaton the win.

Not that Jupiter Ascending doesn’t have it’s own trashy D-list charm. It’s visually stunning – an all-out attack on the optic nerves. Every so often, it actually recognizes what unapologetic garbage it is and adds a Fifth Element level of humor.

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