“If it weren’t for gays, honey, there wouldn’t be a Hollywood.” — Attributed to Elizabeth Taylor
The propagandistic push for mainstreaming gayness continues unabated in a series of films aimed at young and pliable minds:
The X-Men movie series, based on the comic books of the same name, is well-known for its unusual cast of gifted mutants and for its extraordinary special effects. What is not as widely known about the X-Men is the fact that the movies, along with the comic books, draw many clear parallels between the mutants and the gay and lesbian community. It is an open secret that the most recent movie in the series, “X-Men First Class”, which serves as the prequel for the other films, is especially overt in presenting these parallels.
One reviewer has remarked:
X-Men is supposed to be the superhero series that secretly took gay issues into massive mainstream territory. Since the comic appeared in the ’60s, pop-culture critics have drawn parallels between the mutants’ struggle to gain wider acceptance for being genetically ‘different,’ and the gay community’s struggle for acceptance and recognition.
Evidently, in Hollywood the context of fighting evil must be subordinated to the subtext of gay rights.
In “X-Men: The Last Stand”, according to Chad Thompson:
[I] discovered that almost every scene in it somehow parallels the struggle to integrate gay and lesbian people into society. . . .
The same film is quite blatant when it makes a reference to DADT:
In perhaps the movie’s most obvious example of “mutant as a stand-in for gay,” when Hank McCoy is first revealed to be a mutant, he is questioned by his coworkers as to why he hadn’t revealed his true identity before. He replies, “You didn’t ask, I didn’t tell.” Gays in the military under Don’t Ask Don’t Tell couldn’t have said it better.
Most of the gay propaganda in the X-Men films can be attributed to one person:
Bryan Singer, the openly gay producer, director, and/or writer of “X-Men”, “X2″, and “X-Men First Class” . . . a reviewer on the Fridae website (“Empowering Gay Asia”) noted that Singer stated in an interview on BBC “that ‘mutant’ was a stand-in for ‘gay’.”