Since Philadelphia there have been, by my count, 257 Academy Award-nominated portrayals of heterosexual characters, and 23 of gay, bisexual or transsexual characters. Of the heterosexual characters, 16.5% (59) die. Of the LGBT characters, 56.5% (13) die. Of the 10 LGBT characters who live, only four get happy endings. That’s four characters in 19 years.
Why are gay characters at the top of Hollywood’s kill list? - The Guardian (via lalondes)
To emphasis an additional point: Hollywood is also bloody fucking lazy. They have their ridiculous statistics saying ‘people like to watch this and this and this’ because many years there was a movie/show in which this and that happened, was successful and got copied over and over ever since, not giving the audience any chance to say different, because they don’t show it can be done differently. It’s the same when it comes to female or black/asian/etc or non-christian characters. If Hollywood for a change ‘dares’ to not do a movie about a white, christian, cis, heterosexual male, they’ll look at where such a thing was done before sucessfully, and just copy that. Because the statistic says people loved it.
One of the first things I learned in my screenwriting classes was that the battle cry of Hollywood is “we want it FRESH! NEW! ORIGINAL!…and we want it to look like that thing right over there”.
Contrary to popular belief: it’s possible to be absolutely devastated about Eleven regenerating while also being excited and open-minded for Twelve.
But Eleven *isn’t* Eleven - he’s Twelve, per Moffat’s little stunt reported a few weeks back.
So what (or Who?) are we supposed to be getting excited for?
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