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MARVEL Actor Dave Bautista

MARVEL Actor Dave Bautista Has A Special Pride Month Message: “In your face, fuck you if you don’t like it, unapologetically loud and proud!’

Dave Bautista, former professional wrestler and best known for roles in Guardians of the Galaxy, Army of the Dead, and Dune, posted a photo of himself wearing a T-shirt. It featured a rainbow and the words ‘Be You.’ and a very special message about PRIDE.

Bautista who identifies as “straight” was raised by his lesbian mother is one of few vocal Marvel stars to constantly stand up for LGBT Equality.

“I was always proud of who my mom was because she was always proud of who she was. In your face, fuck you if you don’t like it, unapologetically loud and proud. And her son payed [sic] attention. BE LOUD, BE PROUD, BE YOU. ❤️🏳️‍🌈💪🏽 #ProudSonofaLesbian”

MARVEL'S Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’ Banned in Saudi Arabia Due to Gay Content

MARVEL’S Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’ Banned in Saudi Arabia Due to Gay Content

Well lesbian content. But lets not quibble.

Via IndieWire:

The Hollywood Reporter revealed that Sam Raimi’s sequel “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” will not be released in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, or Qatar due to a new character being gay. Homosexuality is officially illegal across the Gulf, and films that feature LGBTQ+ themes or characters are often censored.. The “Doctor Strange 2” character in question is America Chavez (Xochitl Gomez), who is a lesbian in the film and the Marvel comics.

Marvel’s “Eternals” was previously banned across the Gulf nations in November 2021 after showcasing Marvel’s first gay superhero and including a same-sex couple. Disney’s “West Side Story” was dropped from release in Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Qatar, Bahrain, Oman, and Kuwait in January over the character Anybodys, written as transgender in the film and played by nonbinary actor Iris Menas.

And Marvel/Disney is not alone. Warner Bros.’ “Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore.” recently underwent editing for it’s distribution in China. The scene included two lines of dialogue between Dumbledore (Jude Law) and Grindelwald (Mads Mikkelsen) confirming their past relationship and citing when they “fell in love” years prior. But expect calls from the Middle East in the near future for the same.

Angelina Jolie Slams “Ignorant” Middle East Countries Over ‘Eternals’ Banned Gay Kiss - Marvel/Disney Pulls Film

Angelina Jolie Slams “Ignorant” Middle East Countries Over ‘Eternals’ Banned Gay Kiss – Marvel/Disney Pulls Film

The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Marvel’s new action/superhero movies “Externals” WILL NOT be released in the countries of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Qatar after they complained and demanded that a same-sex kiss scene be removed. In turn Disney/Marvel pulled the release of the movie from these mostly Muslim middle east countries.

Speaking to news.com.au, Angelina Jolie, as longtime LGBT ally who plays Thena in Eternals, said:

I’m sad for [those audiences]. And I’m proud of Marvel for refusing to cut those scenes out. “I still don’t understand how we live in a world today where there’s still [people who] would not see the family Phastos has and the beauty of that relationship and that love. How anybody is angry about it, threatened by it, doesn’t approve or appreciate it is ignorant.”

Eternals director Chloe Zhao had discussions with Marvel to not make any cuts to the movie in countries that might feign “offense”. Speaking to IndieWire, Zhao said: “I don’t know all the details, but I do believe discussions were had and there’s a big desire for Marvel and myself – we talked about this – to not change the cut of the movie.

The film was given an M18 rating in Singapore, restricting it to audiences of 18-year-old and above. Though the “Deadpool” films also received M18 certificates, “Eternals” is the first title from the Marvel Cinematic Universe to be classified at this level, after previous instalments were rated PG  or PG13.+

Homosexuality is illegal across much of the region and is punishable by death in Saudi Arabia and Qatar.

Actor Armie Hammer Calls Out Marvel Entertainment Chairman Isaac Perlmutter for Huge Trump Donations

Actor Armie Hammer Calls Out Marvel Entertainment Chairman Isaac Perlmutter for Huge Trump Donations

“Call Me By Your Name” actor Armie Hammer has called out Marvel Entertainment Chairman Isaac Perlmutter for his huge political donations to Donald Trump.

Hammer tweeted:

Hey, while everyone seems to be on this Equinox thing, it might be a good time to mention that one of Trump’s largest financial contributors is the chairman of Marvel Entertainment (Isaac Perlmutter)….. jussayin.

The tweet comes amid calls to boycott fitness chains SoulCycle and Equinox because the company’s chairman, Stephen Ross, is hosting a fundraiser for Trump on Friday.

Perlmutter and his wife have donated almost $600,000 to Trump’s presidential campaign in 2019, according to Federal Election Commission records. The Perlmutters also regularly donate to other extreme right conservative causes.

Perlmutter became a member of Marvel Comics’ board of directors in April 1993. The executive was serving as vice chairman of Marvel by November 2001, followed by chief executive officer of Marvel Comics in January 2005. Perlmutter remained the CEO of Marvel Entertainment following the company’s acquisition by Disney and to this day serves as chairman.

Avengers 4 Endgame - WATCH: AVENGERS 4: ENDGAME Official Trailer #1 (2019) - Video

WATCH: AVENGERS 4: ENDGAME Official Trailer #1 (2019) – Video

The first trailer for Avengers 4, officially called Avengers: Endgame, has arrived.

Marvel has kept details about Avengers: Endgame under wraps since it began shooting last year, but the trailer does tease a little more of what’s to come in the heroes’ last stand against Thanos.

Avengers: Endgame will be released on April, earlier than expected. It’s preceded by Captain Marvel, and it will be followed by Spider-Man: Far From Home.

 

Marvel Cancels “Iceman” Their Only Solo Project w/a Gay Male Lead. Are They Really LGBT Inclusive?

 

Marvel may talk a good game when it comes to LGBT inclusive characters but that’s all it is.  Talk.

First there was the big hoopla over a gay character in Guardians of the Galaxy which never materialized.

Then came Thor: Ragnarok,  which boasted the same thing only to introduce the series’ first gay character, Korg who is a minor character and you have no idea that he is gay from watching the movie.  Oh and did I mention he’s a rock monster. 

Oh but that not all. To add insult to injury  they also sanitized Tessa Thompson’s bi-sexual  Asgardian warrior Valkyrie

Now Marvel Comics announced this week it is canceling Iceman, the company’s first ongoing comic with an gay-male lead. Launched in January, the comic recounted the adventures of ice-wielding  X-Men mutant Bobby Drake as he navigated life as a newly out gay superhero.

Drake was introduced more than 50 years ago in 1963’s The X-Men #1, but didn’t come out until 2015 after a time-traveling younger version of the character shared he was gay.

Iceman will conclude in March with issue 11. An Iceman: Thawing Out trade paperback compiling the comic book’s first five issues is out January 8.

As for Marvel, it  better start getting its LGBT inclusive shit together. There is such a thing as Gay Geeks and we will not be fucked with

WOOF! – Chris Hemsworth Explains Why THOR Takes His Shirt Off In “Thor: The Dark World” – Video

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My one true fanboy crush Chris Hemsworth sat down with the folks at MTV and explained in his hotter than scorching Australian accent why the God of Thunder has a gratuitous shirtless scene near the beginning of his new movie, “Thor: The Dark World” (Which is very lucky for us.)

MTV reports:

“That [scene] kind of came from Joss actually. He just said that there needed to be something romantic in there,” Hemsworth said. “Then he said, ‘Chris, get your shirt off.’ I said, ‘Well, I don’t know. What’s the why? What are we doing?’ The justification was that it was him coming home from battle, washing blood off his hands. It is what it is.”

And “it” is AWE INSPIRING! 

Mr. Will “Thor spouse” Hemsworth.  I like it.

 

The Week in Geek: MoCCA Fest honors Alison Bechdel and Howard Cruse, GaymerX is back and more

Welcome back to Week in Geek! As always, hope you enjoy the geeky recap and feel free to email me or leave a comment for suggestions and tips.

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It’s not even close to the end of the year but conventions are already rolling out their guests for 2014. In April, MoCCA Fest will honor queer creators Alison Bechdel and Howard Cruse in their annual zine and small publisher gathering. Bechdel is probably most famous for her strip “Dykes to Watch Out For,” and her graphic novels Fun Home and Are You My Mother garnered widespread acclaim. Cruse is the author and illustrator of Stuck Rubber Baby, a semi-autobiographical story of growing up queer in the South during the civil rights era, and edited the infamous Gay Comix. Image via DykesToWatchOutFor.com

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After an ultra-successful inaugural debut, GaymerX is back in July for another convention targeting queer gamers. Scheduled guests include pioneering programmer Gordon Bellamy, author John Scalzi, and voice actress Ellen McLain. Tickets are now available on the Gaymer X site here.

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Fan-favorite actor (and newly wedded) John Barrowman posted pictures of himself on his adult Big Wheels. Why? Who knows. Does it matter?

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This picture of Star Trek’s Zachary Quinto and Chris Pine has been popping up around the internet this week. Because who doesn’t love great slash fiction coming to life? Image via Twitter

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DC claimed nearly half of September’s comic book sales, driven primarily by the high demand for its Villain Months titles, which featured 3D premium covers. While I’m sure execs are delighted by the news, one has to wonder whether or not more gimmick products are in the pipeline, with publishers placing more emphasis on eye-catching window dressing over quality stories. Image via SpeedForce.org

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Finally, Marvel debuted a puzzle game for smartphones and tablets. Marvel Puzzle Quest: Dark Reign offers little in terms of innovation, but, much like Bejeweled and Candy Crush Saga, you’ll find yourself playing “just one more round” late into the evening. It’s by far the least queer news of the week, other than it’s been occupying most of my free time for the past couple of days.

MARVEL Comics Gets Gayer! – Gay Romantic Couple To Be Prominent Characters In “Young Avengers”

Marvel comics is putting renewed focus on its Avengers comics series and past spin-offs like the Young Avengers, about a teen of young superheroes who haven’t  quite reached the level of Captain America or Iron Man.

In the new Young Avengers #1  which hits  stores on  January 23,  Wiccan and Hulkling, one of mainstream comics’ most prominent (and cutest)  gay couples that were actually a part of an earlier Young Avengers series that ended some years  back will be re-introduced and will be  the new series.

Young Avenger’s writer Kieron Gillen states that Wiccan will make a big mistake that threatens his relationship with the  shapeshifting Hulkling in upcoming issues and they will be the “core romantic couple of Young Avengers.”

So awesome!

H/T – Dan Avery – Queerty