Inspiring Moments Of LGBTQ+ Representation In Blockbuster Films

Following hints from J.J. Abrams that Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker would include an LGBTQ moment or character, the film’s premiere on Monday revealed the scene…  in the film, two female members of the Resistance share an exuberant kiss during the joyful moment. They are minor characters and not heavily featured in the film. — The Hollywood Reporter


The Hunger Games
During the training scene in the capitol, you can faintly hear Cato say to the other tributes, “I’m finally coming to terms with my bisexuality and feel extremely uncomfortable performing a heteronormative charade to pander to straight cis audiences.” Katniss doesn’t hear him because she isn’t paying attention, and later kills him.

Indiana Jones
When we see Jones teaching a large college class, several of the unnamed students are meeting up after class for a birthday party celebrating two male penguins who have stolen an egg.

In the film’s climactic battle, you can see two Na’vi warriors riding awkwardly apart from the rest of the group because they’re being shunned for starting a failed lesbian eco-commune. This isn’t part of the film but is very clearly communicated by the Avatar Extended Visual Dictionary.

Slimer, having retired from acting, currently lives inside a boombox that only plays the Glee cover of “Let’s Have A Kiki” featuring Sarah Jessica Parker.

James Bond
Whenever Bond visits a gorgeous ski chalet, you can bet your ass it is a queer-owned local business.

Jurassic Park
After celebrating marriage equality in 2015, every dinosaur cast in the franchise is now happily married to a same-sex, interspecies partner. Those partners are people you know: your friends, your siblings, even Chasten Buttigeig.

Die Hard
Every time John McClane needs to swing from the roof of a building, he says, almost forlornly, his runner-up catchphrase: “I guess this is it… go time for daddy… again…”

In this film, the trunk of a car slamming makes a high pitched squeak that, when slowed down 250%, becomes the word “bottom.”

Harry Potter
In the proposed opening sequence of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, a 13-year-old member of the Hufflepuff quidditch team breaks into a Spice Girls meet & greet and forces them to shout “trans rights!” using the Imperius Curse. The scene was cut at the request of JK Rowling.

Bursting out of a body is radically queer.

V For Vendetta
When V destroys the Houses of Parliament by blowing up a train of explosives, two men who had snuck into the building after hours for a bit of semi-public fun are tragically killed.

Pirates of the Caribbean
To the untrained eye, there is no representation in these films whatsoever, despite the fact that piracy itself was historically extremely queer. To those in the community, however, these five films stand as a masterful tone poem in which the sea comes out as aromantic.

The Avengers
Every time a gust of wind blows Scarlett Johansson’s hair out of place, that’s actually a curse from the continuity department’s resident nonbinary witch, who’s spent the last 10 years making Scarlet believe she’s successfully playing the role of Groot.