‘New Mutants’ Director Takes Aim at ‘Rise of Skywalker’ for ‘Embarrassing’ Gay Kiss
Major tentpoles like “Endgame-2019-movie-posters/”>Avengers: Endgame” and “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” were celebrated by their directors ahead of release for including gay characters, and yet both films relegated these much-touted characters to the sidelines.
One cough-and-you’ll-miss-it moment in “Endgame” features a nameless gay man talking about losing his boyfriend, while “Rise of Skywalker” features a seconds-long gay kiss between a secondary character and her nameless partner.
So much for breakthrough LGBTQ representation in major Hollywood blockbusters.“The New Mutants” looks to buck this trend when it opens in theaters August 28.
Writer-director Josh Boone and actress Maisie Williams touted back in March that “New Mutants” featured a gay love story.
The difference between this film and something like “The Rise of Skywalker” is that the gay characters in “New Mutants” are two of the main characters: Rahne Sinclair (Williams) and Danielle Moonstar (Blu Hunt).
Boone referred to the gay
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