The LGBT mafia is in a tizzy upon the revelation that the latest Star Wars film won’t be delivering on the representation they’d hoped for.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the latest installment of the J.J. Abrams-helmed trilogy finally featured the franchise’s very first same-sex kiss:
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Following hints from J.J. Abrams that Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker would include an LGBTQ moment or character, the film’s premiere on Monday revealed the scene to which the director was referring. In a celebration sequence in the film, two female members of the Resistance share an exuberant kiss during the joyful moment. They are minor characters and not heavily featured in the film.
What should have been just another day in left-bent Hollywood, however, was soon turned into a controversy when some LGBT-über-alles advocates complained that the blink-and-you’ll-miss-it moment was a far cry from the representation Abrams had promised.
Many fans were disappointed to learn that the Finn-Poe bromance they’d been longing for wasn’t gonna happen, something Abrams had explained ahead of the film’s release to theaters this week
”That relationship to me is a far deeper one than a romantic one,” he said of the characters in an interview with Variety. “It is a deep bond that these two have, not just because of the trial by fire in which they met, but also because of their willingness to be as intimate as they are, as afraid as they, as unsure as they are, and still be bold, and still be daring and brave.”
According to Entertainment Weekly, a few media influencers who had seen the film at press screenings ahead of its release this week are more than a little peeved at the issue.
“Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker follows Avengers: Endgame by gesturing vaguely at LGBTQ community with split-second shot of women kissing, claims film has queer representation,” Little White Lies editor Hannah Woodhead whined:
Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker follows Avengers: Endgame by gesturing vaguely at LGBTQ community with split-second shot of women kissing, claims film has queer representation https://t.co/y4x7qPhOei
— Hannah Woodhead (@goodjobliz) December 18, 2019
“Rise of Skywalker – two ladies kiss in the background of some scene. Avengers: Endgame – random guy in grief counseling says he went on date with a dude Beauty & the Beast. LeFou dances with a guy for like 3 seconds sO pRoGrEsSiVe!,” said podcaster Jeff Widman:
Rise of Skywalker – two ladies kiss in the background of some scene
Avengers: Endgame – random guy in grief counseling says he went on date with a dude
Beauty & the Beast – LeFou dances with a guy for like 3 seconds
— Jeff Widman (@jeffwidmanmusic) December 18, 2019
“Being a lifelong Star Wars fan, any representation is an exciting prospect. It doesn’t seem like they are committing to it, though. Disney has to make a decision. These 2-second cameos are enough to anger conservatives, but they aren’t enough for us…” wrote another blogger:
— The Hollywood Reporter (@THR) December 18, 2019
Of course, none of these folks seem to realize that the entire sequel trilogy of the Skywalker Saga is completely devoid of romantic plotlines (with the exception of that weird kiss Rose planted on Finn for whatever reason). But, nevermind all that.
Who cares if it doesn’t fit the story at all, Disney’s got a raging minority on Twitter to appease!