LGBT Tv & Cinema
LGBT Tv & Cinema

LGBT Characters in Tv & Cinema

There is a remarkable change in the tv and cinema, which started for the first time in 1969 with the Stonewall uprising and which is celebrated around the world every year in June to celebrate homosexuality. Especially in recent years, criticism of racism and sexism in the cinema, which has attracted the attention of Hollywood names including Jennifer Lawrence and Daniel Raddcliffe, is paying off. Films and television productions, starring white and heterosexual male characters, now place more emphasis on LGBTI “Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender & Intersex”  identity roles. Even important names like Angelina Jolie (Agent Salt) and Eddie Redmayne (Danish Girl) are involved in important productions in which they portray the opposite sex. Hollywood stars, starring actresses, say that the change is inadequate, but the audience faces more roles with LGBTI identity. Here are some of the LGBTI characters that draw attention in the cinema and television …

Game of Thrones / Game of Thrones (2011 -)

Although the first LGBTI relationship in the series ended with Renly and Loras, who tragically lost their lives in season 2, it is possible to see similar preferences from Cersei.

Sense8 (2015 -)

In the series where the rainbow flag is frequently seen, the trans blogger named Nomi, played by Jamie Clayton, is just one of the many LGBTI characters in the cast.

Moonlight / Moonlight (2016)

In the film that sheds light on the life of black homosexuals, Ashton Sanders plays Chiron, a gay man. The movie was released last year and was accepted among the best movies with LGBT themes.

Orange is the New Black (2013 -)

This series, which is praised for presenting complex homosexual characters, is about the events that happen in a prison for women.

Teen Wolf / Young Wolf (2011 -)

Danny Mahealani, played by Keahu Kahuanui, is the first gay character in Teen Wolf.

True Blood (2008-2014)

True Blood is a series that is praised for presenting all kinds of characters. Lafayette Reynolds, played by Nelsan Ellis, is the most memorable LGBTI character in the series.

The Originals / Originals (2013 -)

Gay character’s boyfriend Joshua Rosza, played by Steven Krueger, plays Keahu Kahuanui from the Teen Wolf series.

Vampire Diaries / Vampire Diaries (2009-2017)

Although Lucas ‘Luke’ Parker’s character, which fans of the series expect, only appeared in 2 seasons, he is the forerunner of the current that began in Hollywood.

Carol (2015)

The film, which is about the love of Carol Aird and Therese Belivet, played by Rooney Mara and Cate Blanchett, was secular in many awards when it premiered.

The story of Handmaid’s Tale / Stud Girl (2017)

It is said that Moira’s character in this series, who has just finished his first season, will make a lot of noise.

Beauty and the Beast / Beauty and the Beast (2017)

Gaston’s assistant, LeFou, made history as Disney’s first gay character!

Danish Girl / Danish Girl (2015)

Directed by Tom Hooper and written by David Ebershoff’s painter, Lili Elbe and Gerda Wegener’s life, the film earned Eddie Redmayne the first Oscar for the best actor of his career.

3 generations / 3 generations (2015)

In the film, starring Oscar winner Susan Sarandon and Oscar nominee Naomi Watts, Elle Fanning portrays a trans teen as one of the most talented actors of her generation.

Dallas Buyers Club (2013) – Club without limits

Jared Leto won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Rayon.

Grey’s Anatomy (2005 -)

Sara Ramírez and Jessica Capshaw, who played the beloved couple of Grey’s Anatomy Callie and Arizona, are among the reasons why the series is so popular.

The normal heart / resistance of the heart (2014)

Mark Ruffalo, who has peaked in his career as a Hulk in the Avengers movies, has a different role in this film about the AIDS crisis of the 1990s.

Zootopia / Zootropolis (2016)

In this animated movie, the pair of antelopes Bucky and Pronk that many people don’t realize is married and gay.

Modern family (2009 -)

It is possible that Cameron and Mitchell of Modern Family are the most popular gay couple on the screens. Funny dialogues that often stood out in the early seasons made Eric Stonestreet, who played Cameron, get the best actor awards.

This trend is gradually being felt in Turkey began in Hollywood. It is possible to find some productions of LGBTI characters like Fi, I saw the Sun and a story from Istanbul.

The movie “Sweet Things”, which will be released next week, seems to occupy a place among the productions with Turkish LGBTI character.

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