disturbing lack of trans boy steve rogers headcanons given his story could literally be used as a transition metaphor and his transition is what most people would focus on but that’s not who he is he’s the same person he’s always been and that’s the point
reminder that the matrix trilogy was written and directed by a trans woman (lana wachowski) along with her brother
one of the most influential and iconic sci fi movies was created by a trans woman and MORE PEOPLE NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THIS!! lana wachowski is a babe and an inspiration, one of the few female directors in hollywood as well as one of the few transgender people in hollywood.
marvel studios is going through a moment where they could literally pick any character and make a successful movie if they wanted to. for fucks sake they made one about a team that not even most marvel comics fans really cared about, when no one was asking for a movie about them, a team that features a talking tree and a talking raccoon, and it had the fucking biggest box office of the year so far. stop giving me those weak ass excuses for the lack of female and poc led movies
it’s funny but until i watched that video of the adventure time writer saying that marceline and pb couldn’t explicitly date in the show or the comics because “that sort of thing is illegal in some countries,” i hadn’t consciously realized that this is why queer representation is so piecemeal in mainstream media. because if dumbledore had been out and proud in harry potter, the publishers literally wouldn’t have been legally allowed to sell their books in some countries and they would have lost millions of dollars. and that’s to say nothing of any potential north american boycotts - like, j.k. rowling literally would not have been legally permitted to publish her books.
and it’s kind of an obvious realization but, like. there it is. the single biggest thing keeping queer representation from at-risk queer children is the fear that some multi-national publishing company or movie studio might lose money.
funny how every company is super willing to hand out branded rainbow flags at pride for a chance to make a quick buck off the queer community but when the possibility of forfeiting some profit in the name of protecting and encouraging that community comes up they’re suddenly not so interested.