Hallmark Promises A Gay Christmas
This has been a while coming from Hallmark. But it looks as though things are changing fast. I was just talking about this the other day with someone. My hope is that they’ll incorporate more gay characters into mainstream story lines…just like in real life.
“Yesterday we announced 18 movies of the estimated 40 holiday movies we will produce by year-end,” Crown Media spokesperson George Zaralidis told PinkNews. “Of those 40, I can confirm that we will include LGBT+ storylines, characters and actors. We are in active negotiations and look forward to announcing more details when we can.”
Here’s a link to more. I love formula romance and I love escapism, too. I hope they do this well.
Record Year For Gay White Men In Films
This is a little tricky because they are leading you to believe that a lot of gay white male actors got gay parts in movies this year. As if white openly gay male actors have come this far. And that’s not true. In many cases the actors playing the gay parts are straight.
With films like “Rocketman” and “Booksmart,” 2019 was another record year for LGBTQ representation, but despite gains, major limitations in acknowledging the depth and breadth of queer people on screen persist, according to the LGBTQ media advocacy organization GLAAD.
Here’s more. We still have a long way to go.