“Moonlight” proved to be the little movie that could this year, winning Best Picture over the splashy, big budget musical “La La Land” at the Academy Awards in February.
Seeing an independent, coming-of-age tale that tackled homophobia, racism and patriarchal norms clean up at the Oscars felt like a victory on many levels. However, a new report finds that the film’s success was very much an anomaly, and when it comes to Hollywood and the LGBTQ community, things are not getting better.
Despite much-buzzed-about queer moments in “Beauty and the Beast” and “Star Trek Beyond,” only 18.4 percent of 125 major movies released in 2016 featured characters who identified as LGBTQ, according to GLAAD’s 2017 Studio Responsibility Index. It’s a slight uptick from the previous year, when the report found that 17.5 percent of movies released in Continue reading "Queer Characters Are Woefully Underrepresented On The Big Screen, Report Finds"