Gay Jokes Are Not Progressive – Disney’s ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Retreats To Lazy Homophobic Comic Relief

There was a spat of controversy with Disney’s recent live-action remake of Beauty and the Beast, the internet was awash with the alleged gay moment with the character of LoFou, the flamboyant sidekick of Luke Evan’s Gaston, played by Josh Gad.

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DC’s Legends of Tomorrow: Lance Henriksen is Obsidian

It has been announced that Lance Henriksen will be playing Obsidian in the second season of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow.

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TV’s First Gay Lead Superhero – The Ray

It has been announced that The CW Television Network will premiere in 2017 a new animated series on its sister streaming site, CW Seed, called Freedom Fighters: The Ray.

While no voice actors have been cast as of yet, it is confirmed that it will be executive produced by Greg Berlanti (Supergirl, The Flash, Arrow) and Marc Guggenheim (Arrow, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow), while it will be produced Warner Bros’ Blue Ribbon Content, along with Berlanti Productions, who produce the series Vixen and CW’s live action DC adaptations.

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“A Rose By Any Other Name Would Smell As Sweet”

So, I had to do a creative adaptation a wee bit ago as part of my coursework. Since I now have the mark for it, I thought I would put the creative piece up here (no one wants an essay). Out of all the creative pieces I ended up doing for this particular act and scene, this was the most PG. I might put the more explicit versions up at some point.

As you can see, my adaptation followed Queer Theory. So if LGBT+ stuff is not your cup of tea, you probably are going to want to give this a miss.

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It’s The Little Things

I have never really been much of a traditional romance writer, it just happens to be a genre I struggle with as most of my characters tend to possess traits that are generally unassociated with it.

I’m pretty sure the only experience I have with romance writing is with the game Shelf Life: A Maize-Based Love Story, for which I did some of the writing alongside a group of pretty cool people.

Still, here is a little something I scribbled a while back for a contest that wanted slight twists on traditional romantic fiction.

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The Echoed Lay of Narcissus

So, this is a written piece I did for The Student Wordsmith’s literary journal, The Purple Breakfast Review. It was for their 4th publication and had to be themed around ‘Echoes’, reading at exactly 1000 words in length.

 

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My Jekyll Doesn’t Hyde In Gomorrah

Here is an adaptation piece I did, that takes the scene in Chapter Four of Robert Louis Stevenson’s Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, wherein Inspector Newcomen and Gabriel Utterson travel to Hyde’s apartment in Soho in an attempt to arrest Hyde for his murder of Sir Danvers Carew.

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