Thursday, December 17, 2015

Q Toon: These Are Not the Dudes You're Looking For

Around this point in the month of December, I'll often turn to the movies for cartooning inspiration. Sure, Christmas is ten days off and all the cartoonists are drawing Santas and reindeer and frantic holiday shoppers; but some of my editors have a looming deadline for their January issue and are hoping for something else.

December can be a slow news period politically (not so much this year, but then, the presidential candidates don't happen to be obsessing about teh gays at the moment). So, for the second week in a row, Bergetoons goes to the movies -- albeit one more current than last week.

Paul Berge
Q Syndicate
✒Dec 17, 2015
Whenever there's a big blockbuster out, someone somewhere is on the lookout to find whether there are any LGBT characters in it. If so, how are they portrayed? If there aren't any, why not? Should we be offended? Or do we have a grand marshal for next year's pride parade?

Everyone is being pretty tight-lipped about the current episode, so I have no idea whether, say, Captain Phasma will turn out to B L or T. The Star Wars universe apparently does have some gays and lesbians in the literature, if not necessarily the films.

But consider the odds. Among those thousands of storm troopers, it only makes sense that some of them bat for my team.

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