Arrow episodes are on hold this weekend so I can make it all about Loki, the latest Disney+ MCU show! “But wait,” you may be saying, “didn’t Loki debut on Wednesday?” Well, yes, you’re right. Talking about shows on the weekend was set up on this blog thinking all new episodes of Disney+ shows would go live on Friday, but then they decided to throw a curveball and have Loki drop the same day weekly comic books do. I’m sticking to show reviews going up on Saturday for this series, but if the next one also drops on Wednesdays–signs point to it being What If…?–I’ll probably be forced to rethink stuff. But enough about that, let’s talk about the implications of Marvel’s newest show!
When I decided to review a bunch of queer movies in honor of Pride Month, I had two goals: to review The Matrix trilogy–the directors are trans sisters, so that’s why I opened with the “or were made by queer creators” caveat–and to review Strapped, which is probably my favorite gay movie. It’s a bit of an odd one, but did you really expect anything less from me by this point?
It’s Pride Month, and you know what that means! It’s time for corporations to slap rainbows on their logos and pat themselves on the back so hard that they’ll strain something! And this applies to steaming services, too! Netflix has an LGBTQ section, although it’s there year-round and isn’t being advertised on the main site as of writing. Tubi actually does have their LGBTQIA+ Pride movies on the front page, but after you click the Load More button (and it’s also a year-round thing). And Disney+ has… several TV shows that feature one (1) gay side character, a couple shorts with some gay themes, and a few documentaries. At least it’s on the main page, though! That almost makes up for things like their consistent lack of queer representation, their ability to easily remove any overt queerness they do add in order to appease homophobic countries (and their money), and stuff like a gay man suing the company for discrimination due to his sexual orientation. Yay Pride!
By sheer coincidence, it’s been about a year since I reviewed Vampire Boys, a gay queer vampire flick that is… not very good. I didn’t do a themed Pride Month last year, so watching it in June was just something that happened. But here we are, now talking about Vampire Boys 2: The New Brood. Just about every major cast member has been replaced, except for… wait, who was Tara again? Of course I actually remember–she’s the girl that adds a smidge of bisexuality to what is otherwise an incredibly gay movie.
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